Can You Sue If Harmed By A Weight-Loss Drug

Yes, if you were injured after using a weight loss drug, or if a weight loss pill caused you pain and suffering, you can file a lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation for any injuries or suffering caused by a weight loss ‘cure’.

In 2016, medical errors were the third most common cause of death in the United States. [1] Further, medical malpractice lawsuits or drug injury lawsuits usually result from misdiagnosis and incorrect prescriptions or medication. [2]

Weight loss drug injury is no different.

The weight loss drug business is a trillion dollars industry. Many Americans struggle with their weight and it’s no wonder. Constant diets, misinformation, and shame have created a massive weight and health crisis in the United States.

There are numerous weight-loss pills on the market today and a diet supplement’s success is purely based on sales. Marketing is one of the highest priorities of many diet pills. And these weight loss miracle ‘cures’ make many bold claims about burning fat at impossible rates. Sometimes, these weight loss pills can cause serious damage and harm.

Weight loss pills on a pink background

Can You Sue For A Wight Loss Product Injuring You?

While a weight-loss drug can be a useful part of a wellness plan, it can also be unsafe. In fact, one of the leading causes of liver damage in the USA is weight loss pills. [3]

Likewise, weight-loss drugs are also reported to increase the chances of heart attacks; for example, DMAA was found in the blood of two people who expired due to heart attack.

Despite safety measures, numerous diet pills are recalled for different reasons. Recalled dietary pills may cause worse injuries such rain serotonin nerve terminals, possibly resulting in symptoms of anxiety, depression, cognitive and sleep problems.

If you are harmed after using a weight-loss drug, you have the right to sue the manufacturers and file a dietary supplement injury lawsuit. Here are some useful pieces of advice you need from a personal injury attorney.

What To Do If You Are Harmed By Recalled Weight-Loss Product?

The first thing you need to do is to check if the weight-loss pill is currently under recall. If the product is recalled, it has been deemed unsafe and the manufacturer is well-informed about the threat the pill poses to a user’s health.

  • For substandard products, the liability system differs according to the law of that particular state. According to Tennessee law, the applicant has to establish the following:
  • The kind of injury the pill caused.
  • Provide proof that the product was used as directed by the manufacturer.
  • The product was so unsafe that a logically cautious producer would not make it public.
  • The manufacturer knew about the issue with the product but failed to address it before its release.
  • The manufacturer failed to sufficiently warn users about the product’s risks.

Consult A Renowned Drug Injury Attorney

The next thing you need to do is search for an excellent Nashville personal injury attorney to file the drug injury lawsuit. You must hire an attorney who knows how to protect your rights while fighting big corporations.

This is because big organizations try their best to circumvent liability for the damages they cause by utilizing all their resources. Sometimes they attempt to threaten you with countersuits or try to dissolve your case by tempting you with a quick settlement check. These checks are never close to the amount you deserve for being injured by a weight loss pill.

A competent personal injury lawyer can anticipate all the tricks and tactics that manufacturers use to avoid providing compensation for injuries their products cause.

Tips To Hire A Good Drug Injury Attorney

Here are few tips with the help of which you can access a reliable and trustworthy drug injury attorney:

  • Check the proportion of winning cases.
  • Always go for the one who offers you initial consultancy for free
  • Consider the experience he has in the field
  • Always go for the one who can get you fair compensation for all the injuries.

To sue the company successfully, you need to hire a competent drug injury attorney. This is because he knows how to fight for your rights tactfully by circumventing the clever tactics of giant companies. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, we assert our clients’ rights to seek judicious compensation for all of their injuries as per the insurer’s policies and the letter of the law.


Sources:

[1]: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/03/researchers-medical-errors-now-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-united-states/

[2]: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195420/

[3]: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/WeightLoss-HealthProfessional/

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Sean Greene

Sean Greene

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Sean J. Greene has recovered more than $150 million in the past 10 years for clients. He specializes within the firm in wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, and product liability cases. Sean has represented coaches and players in the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) who have been victims of personal injuries. In 2001, after winning a trial on liability, he recovered $11,200,000 for the family of David Griggs, the former Miami Dolphins player who died in an automobile accident in Broward County, Florida. He has received the highest distinction of an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, which recognizes Sean as possessing “Very High-Preeminent” legal ability with “Very High” ethical standards. Additionally, he is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose membership is limited to trial lawyers who have achieved a trial verdict or settlement in the amount of $1,000,000 or more. Sean is widely known in South Florida, as he cohosted the TV program “Your Legal Rights” and lectures throughout the state of Florida on various legal issues.