Sometimes, even federal organizations like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can make mistakes when approving drugs for the market. In some cases, dangerous drugs have been released to the public market, leading to serious harm to people’s health and even causing death. Many parties play a role in how a patient might receive a drug—from the drug manufacturer to the doctor—and they may be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have taken a dangerous drug, a Lubbock dangerous drug lawyer from Loncar Associates may be able to help you pursue fair compensation from the people who administered the dangerous drug to you. Drug companies that act negligently in administering dangerous drugs could also face legal recourse consequences. Our law firm is prepared to hear about your situation following a free case review.
A judge or jury will determine whether the pharmaceutical company acted prudently upon being aware of a dangerous drug and compare their actions to what a reasonable person would have done in the same situation.
At Loncar Associates, we can help you calculate a fair value for your losses and help you pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Our legal team can help you build a dangerous drug lawsuit that focuses on how other parties’ negligence led to your injuries. To begin your free case review with Loncar Associates, call us today at (800) 777-7777.
THE TEXAS DANGEROUS DRUG ACT HOLDS PHARMACISTS ACCOUNTABLE
As stated in the Texas Dangerous Drug Act §483.021:
“A pharmacist who is requested to dispense a dangerous drug under a prescription issued by a practitioner shall determine, in the exercise of the pharmacist’s professional judgment, that the prescription is a valid prescription. A pharmacist may not dispense a dangerous drug if the pharmacist knows or should have known that the prescription was issued without a valid patient-practitioner relationship.”
The Texas Dangerous Drug Act holds pharmacists and any practitioner responsible for your medical health accountable for administering you a dangerous drug. If a pharmacist or practitioner negligently ignored FDA warnings or recalls and administered you a dangerous drug, you may be able to pursue action against them.
YOU MUST FILE YOUR CLAIM WITHIN THE STATUTORY DEADLINE
You must also consider the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas. When you are faced with injuries and damages as a result of taking a dangerous drug, the statutory deadline to pursue your legal recourse options is within two years, according to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003.
If you fail to submit a claim against the at-fault party within the two-year statute of limitations rule, you may have to forfeit your legal recourse rights under Texas law. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, minors, or people under the age of 18, may still be able to file.
SEEK COMPENSATION FOR YOUR DANGEROUS DRUG DAMAGES
Because you may only have up to two years after you suffer injuries from a dangerous drug to take legal action against the defendant, you may have to prepare quickly and begin gathering as much evidence as possible.
For you to earn compensation from the at-fault party, your evidence must be able to support your claims about how severe your injuries are and how they led to financial losses. This evidence must also show how a liable party’s negligence contributed to your damages. Potentially liable parties may include the drug manufacturer, your doctor, or your pharmacist.
Once you have built a case and gathered supporting evidence, a lawyer can fight to get you fair compensation. The sooner you act, the sooner a Lubbock dangerous drug lawyer from Loncar Associates can get started on working on your case. They can also ensure your claim gets filed within the statute of limitations in Texas.
To begin your free case review with Loncar Associates, call our law firm today at (800) 777-7777.
USE RESOURCES TO GAIN DANGEROUS DRUG AWARENESS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released drug alerts and statements, which include recent reports of dangerous drugs and products. The FDA even includes the company that manufactured the drugs and products. Some examples of drugs and products that have been placed on their Drug Alerts and Statements page include:
- Hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem
- E-liquids distributed by HelloCig Electronic Technology
- Recall of sterile products released by Coastal Meds
- Rompe Pecho cough syrup health warnings
Some other common dangerous drugs have been faced with mass torts over the years, such as talcum powder, Nexium, and Prilosec. Furthermore, you can also use the FDA’s Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) Public Dashboard to search all of the recent filings that have been reported to the FDA concerning dangerous drugs. In 2019, there were over two million reports made to the FDA.
START YOUR FREE CASE REVIEW WITH LONCAR ASSOCIATES
If you or a loved one became ill because a doctor, drug manufacturer, or pharmacist negligently administered you dangerous drugs, a Lubbock dangerous drug lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation from all involved parties.
Get a free case review with Loncar Associates. We can help you identify liable parties involved in your case, then help you collect evidence to support your claims of being a victim of negligence. Call us today at (800) 777-7777 and speak with one of our team members about how you were affected by a dangerous drug. Your initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation.