When you take a certain medication, either over the counter or prescribed, you trust that the drug is safe. Dangerous drug interactions, side effects, and contraindications can wreak havoc on your body and mind, causing serious, unintended consequences. These unintended consequences can stem from undisclosed side effects, defective drug manufacturing, or incompetent medical professionals.
If you experienced harm due to an unsafe or defective drug, an Austin personal injury lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you. You might be entitled to compensation for the time you missed from work, your pain and suffering, and associated medical costs.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can handle the obligations that go into constructing a successful personal injury case. From managing communications with the insurance company to gathering evidence of your adverse effects, we can help you recover compensation for your various losses. We provide confidential consultations to discuss your case.
Many Americans Rely on Medications
If you take prescription drugs daily, you are not alone. Consumer Reports notes that prescription drug use has increased by 85% in the United States over the past two decades, while the population has only increased by 21%.
A survey of 1,947 Americans conducted by Consumer Reports in 2017 reports the following statistics regarding prescription medications:
- 75% of survey respondents took at least one over-the-counter drug regularly
- 55% of survey respondents took at least one prescription drug regularly
- 53% of survey respondents got their prescription drugs from more than one provider
These statistics shed light on how many people rely on various pharmaceutical drugs on a daily basis. Yet, just because many people rely on medications does not absolve drug manufacturers, drug companies, or healthcare providers of liability if preventable issues arise.
Cutting corners on safety in pursuit of profit may benefit stockholders but it can, and has, lead to a lot of harm for the general public. The personal injury lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins are dedicated to holding irresponsible parties accountable on your behalf.
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Liability in an Austin Dangerous Drug Case
The first thing you need to know is that just because a drug is on the market does not mean that it is safe for everyone. Some conditions, like high blood pressure, react poorly with certain medications. If a medication does not interact well with a person’s pre-existing medical condition, it should be clearly outlined on the drug’s label. If not, then the party responsible for the label’s content could be held responsible.
Additionally, medical professionals should be aware of how a drug can interact poorly with a patient’s body. An adverse side effect can be life-threatening and it is the responsibility of those treating you to protect your well-being. If you were prescribed a drug by a healthcare professional and your health was put at risk, you could have the basis of a medical malpractice claim.
An Austin dangerous drug lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can review the evidence associated with your case to determine if your doctor, pharmacist, pharmaceutical company, or other parties are liable for your damages.
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We Can Handle Communications With the Liable Insurer
When it comes to negotiating settlements for our clients, our personal injury lawyers fight for the most compensation possible. We understand how insurance adjusters work and how they try to save their company money by underpaying defective drug claims. Their job is to protect the profits of their company which means they do not have your best interests in mind. Our job is to protect your rights.
That’s why at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we prepare each case for trial from the start. Very few cases go that far but we are always ready to go the distance if necessary. Regardless of whether the negligent party in your case was a doctor, drug manufacturer, or wholesaler, we will be prepared for whatever path your case takes.
Negotiating with an insurance company on your own can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. They may try to argue that you do not have a valid defective drug claim for a variety of different reasons. Our personal injury attorneys from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can protect your best interests as you recover your health.
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When You Lose a Close Loved One Due to a Dangerous Drug
If a close loved one died due to a recalled or otherwise dangerous drug, you have our deepest condolences. We understand your pain and we want to help you find justice. While seeking compensation will never replace the loved one you have lost, it may help you find closure.
One of the first steps in determining whether you have a valid wrongful death claim is evaluating your relationship to the decedent. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.004 notes that the decedent’s surviving spouse, child, or parents can bring legal action.
If you qualify under Texas law, you may be able to recover the following types of wrongful death-related damages:
- The final medical costs associated with your loved one’s passing
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income and potential future earnings
- Noneconomic damages, such as loss of companionship
The loss of a close loved one is something money can never replace. However, through a wrongful death action, recovering compensation can serve as a form of justice and alleviate your financial burdens.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 allows two years for filing a civil lawsuit. You do not want to miss this filing deadline because. If you do, you will jeopardize your right to pursue compensation.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our experienced attorneys can ensure that all legal paperwork meets state law requirements. We can get started advocating for your legal rights and interests today.
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Services Our Legal Team Provides
After being injured by a dangerous drug or losing a close loved one, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn. However, this is not the case. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our law firm stands ready to assist with your legal matters. We can provide an array of services at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.
We can work to promote your legal interests by:
- Collecting and organizing the evidence involved in your case
- Researching whether the dangerous drug had any previous claims or lawsuits
- Consulting with medical experts regarding the drug and your condition
- Evaluating the cost of your damages
- Filing all relevant paperwork to the appropriate authorities
- Building a course of legal action on your behalf
- Negotiating with the liable insurance provider
- Filing a lawsuit in civil court, if necessary
We encourage you to take prompt action regarding your legal matters. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to speak with a member of our team.
We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs. We only collect payment upon a successful resolution to your case. If we do not secure compensation for you, you owe us nothing.
Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins Regarding Your Dangerous Drug Case
Medications should make you feel better – not worse. If you suffered serious harm due to a dangerous drug, we can help you. An Austin dangerous drug lawyer from our team will work to identify the parties responsible for your suffering.
To learn if you have a viable personal injury or wrongful death case, contact us today for a free evaluation or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.