The medications you take are supposed to provide you with help for your ailments. While drugs sometime have side effects, manufacturers have an obligation to test their products carefully for complications and to alert you if there are any risks associated with consumption.
Unfortunately, many manufacturers fail to live up to this obligation. Drugs are released onto the market every day that cause serious complications that patients are often not warned about until it is too late.
When a drug turns out to be dangerous, you could suffer the consequences in damage to your health. The drug manufacturer needs to be held responsible if this causes you to suffer harm or if your loved one is killed as a result of a drug injury.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has extensive experience representing clients in cases against drug manufacturers and distributors, and we are never afraid to take on the big pharmaceutical companies to get you the compensation you need to cover losses. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team to learn more.
When a drug turns out to be defective or causes unexpected side effects, you can pursue a claim for compensation. Under strict liability rules, you do not have to show that the drug manufacturer was negligent in producing or selling the drug. You can obtain compensation if you can show that you used the medication as intended and you experienced unexpected serious complications or problems as a result. You may also make a damage claim if you can prove that the drug company had an obligation to warn you about the dangers of the drug and failed to do so.
There are different kinds of evidence you may use to make a drug injury claim, including but not limited to:
In many cases, the information that you need to prove your case will come from scientific experts or from data that the drug company has. Your attorney will help you find witnesses to testify on your behalf and can help you to get records from the drug companies that can be used to prove the drug maker was liable for the damage you’ve endured.
When a drug turns out to be dangerous, it is likely that many thousands of patients will have been harmed by the medication. As a result, mass tort cases are common. You may be able to recover compensation as part of a class action or a multi-district litigation, as well as by pursuing an individual state or federal claim.
Determining the best approach to pursue your case can be complicated and you need to make sure you understand all of the legal options available to you. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our attorneys know the ins and outs of defective drug litigation. We have represented clients in mass tort cases as well as in individual damage claims and settlement negotiations. Our goal is always to maximize your chances of getting the money you need to cover the losses the drug has caused.
To learn more and to request a free evaluation of your drug injury case, call or contact us at one of our offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Okeechobee or online today.