If you experienced serious health effects from a dangerous drug, you may be entitled to compensation. A Dallas dangerous drug lawyer can help you fight for justice.
You trust your doctor and a pharmacist to protect you from dangerous drugs and potentially deadly outcomes from interactions, side effects, or addiction.
Dangerous drugs can change your life or the life of someone close to you. If you are the victim of dangerous drugs provided by a trusted medical professional, contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins without delay. Call us now for a free case evaluation at 800-777-7777.
Dangerous Drugs and Their Potential for Addiction
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 18 million people misused prescription drugs during 2017. With more than 80 percent of people interacting with a doctor at some point throughout the year, the risk for a dangerous drug prescription places some patients at risk for developing an addiction.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Schedule II drugs are among the types of prescription drugs that have a high potential for severe psychological or physical dependency. Examples of Schedule II drugs include:
If you or a loved one was prescribed one of these drugs and developed an addiction, a Dallas dangerous drug lawyer can help you with a personal injury claim and lawsuit.
Addiction is devastating for your career and relationships. It can affect your finances, along with your physical and emotional health. While it is imperative that you seek treatment for your addiction, pursuing legal action is also important for holding those responsible for your addiction accountable for their actions.
Types of Potential Compensation for Injury Claims
Each personal injury case is unique. Pursuing compensation for your prescription drug addiction requires that the doctor and/or pharmacist owed you a duty of care to protect you from harm. Other components of demonstrating duty of care include:
The defendant was negligent, either through their actions or by failing to act in a way that protected you from harm.
- The defendant’s negligence caused your injuries.
- You or your family sustained damages due to the defendant’s negligence.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following types of damages:
- Ongoing medical costs like rehabilitation or treatment.
- Lost wages due to time spent away from work for recovery.
- Diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working the same job as before.
- Pain and suffering.
In the event of an overdose death related to a prescription addiction, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim and lawsuit. A member of our legal team can determine if your relationship to the decedent meets the requirements outlined in Texas law CPRC, Sec. 71 (4).
The Statute of Limitations for Filing Your Civil Lawsuit
Both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits must reach the courts within a two-year time period. This may seem like a long time; however, it can pass in the blink of an eye when you are dealing with an addiction yourself, a loved one who has an addiction, or the overdose death of a loved one.
Filing a civil lawsuit is not something to put off. You may feel overwhelmed by your circumstances and that is understandable. Contacting our team without delay is imperative for ensuring you do not miss the deadline for filing your case.
If you fail to file in a timely manner, you may lose your chance for possible compensation forever.
Get started on your road to potential justice and compensation by contacting Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free case evaluation now at 800-777-7777.
Do Not Speak with Insurance Company Representatives
Large insurance companies often represent medical professionals such as doctors and pharmacists. These companies want to protect their profit and their clients. In order to do so, they most likely will offer you a settlement in the hopes you have not yet contacted a dangerous drug attorney.
The amount they offer you may tempt you to accept it due to your financial problems caused by your or your loved one’s addiction. Settling for less than you deserve without legal representation can prevent you from future civil action if your condition worsens.
When an insurance company fails to agree to a fair compensation amount during the negotiation process, we are ready to take them to trial. Most insurance companies and opposing lawyers do not want to face us in court and therefore work hard to settle with us outside of court.
For a free legal consultation with a dangerous drug lawyer serving Dallas, call 800-777-7777
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Contact the Office of a Dangerous Drug Attorney for Help Today
We stand ready to protect your best interests by holding those liable for your harm accountable for their actions. As a patient, you must trust your doctor and pharmacists when it comes to prescription medication. When they abuse this trust, the profound effect on your life demands justice.
If you or a loved one developed a serious addiction or you lost a close loved one due to an overdose, a Dallas dangerous drug lawyer can help you. You must act quickly in order for your attorney to prepare the best case possible.
Seeking medical help for an ailment or condition should not result in an addiction to prescription drugs. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we are here to help you through this difficult time.
We take most of our cases on a contingency fee basis. What this means for our clients is that we only accept our fee if we win your case. Your or your loved one’s struggle with addiction is not fair. Let us handle the details of your case so you can focus on your family.
Our personal injury law firm proudly serves Dallas and clients throughout Texas. Call in the Strong Arm for your dangerous drug case. We offer a free case evaluation, leaving you nothing to lose by reaching out to our team today at 800-777-7777.