When we take drugs either via prescription or purchased over the counter, we expect them to alleviate our health concerns. It is one thing when a particular medication does not deliver its intended result. It is a completely different matter when it negatively affects your health.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins helps people who have suffered health complications due to “dangerous” drugs. If you or a loved one was affected by a dangerous drug, a Plano dangerous drug lawyer from our team can help you recover compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- The cost of the medication
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost income and loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death-related expenses, including funeral costs, loss of consortium, and loss of parental guidance
We can get started on calculating your damages today.
How Can Hiring a Lawyer Help You?
While contemplating legal action, you may not know how a lawyer could help you. You may even be interested in representing yourself. However, there are several reasons why you may benefit from legal guidance.
With medical malpractice and product liability cases, keep in mind that:
- Dangerous drug cases can quickly become complicated. You can rest assured that the maker of your drug will have teams of lawyers on their side who will do everything in their power to derail your case. They may assert that their product did not cause your condition or that you did not use the drug as intended.
- You may be unsure of what evidence could support your case. You cannot approach the drug’s manufacturer with your case and have no evidence to support your allegations. Loncar Lyon Jenkins has been handling dangerous drug cases since 1999. We understand what goes into building a successful case.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can help you by:
Gathering Evidence of the Drug’s Effects
Again, you may not fully understand what pieces of evidence could help your case. However, a Plano dangerous drug lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins does.
We will first review your medical records and consult your healthcare team regarding your condition. Then, we will gather evidence of your damages, including your medical bills and lost income. After we have determined that we have gathered enough evidence to support your case, we will file your claim with the drug’s manufacturer.
Calculating the Cost of Your Damages
The negative impact of a dangerous drug can affect nearly every aspect of your life––even aspects that you did not previously consider. We will use documentation in your case to determine the cost of your out-of-pocket damages.
To calculate the cost of these damages, we will use:
- Your employment records
- Pay stubs
- Medical bills
- Invoices from specialists
We may also speak with a financial expert regarding what costs you can anticipate in the future.
Negotiating a Settlement
Many people incorrectly think that all personal injury cases require going to court. This is not the case.
In fact, many of these legal matters are settled through insurance settlements. After presenting the drug’s manufacturer with your claim, they may offer you money. However, if this amount does not cover the cost of your expenses, we can continue negotiating.
We will only file a lawsuit if we determine that doing so could yield fair compensation in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a dangerous drug lawyer serving Plano, call 800-777-7777
How Do You Know if You Have a Dangerous Drug Case or a Medical Malpractice Case?
As you research your legal options, you may come across the term “medical malpractice.” This refers to when a medical practitioner does not adhere to their field’s accepted standard of care.
Most dangerous drug cases are considered “product liability” claims. This means that your case will be filed against the drug’s manufacturer. In such cases, we will help you build evidence to show that you took the medication as intended, yet you suffered adverse health consequences.
However, let’s say that a medical professional prescribed a medication that they knew could be dangerous or could have unintended side effects. Perhaps the drug was not meant to be used in combination with another medication you were taking, or the drug negatively interacted with a pre-existing health condition. In this case, the medical professional who gave you the drug may be liable.
You do not need to learn about the intricacies of personal injury law with Loncar Lyon Jenkins on your side. We can examine the facts of your situation and build your case in accordance with our findings, and we can help you seek a financial recovery for your losses.
The Statute of Limitations in Your Case
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you have a limited time to file a lawsuit in Texas. We can tell you more about the state’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice and product liability cases. By starting your case sooner rather than later, you can protect your legal options.
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If You Took Zantac, You May Have a Dangerous Drug Claim
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating what drugs are allowed to be released to the public. If necessary, the FDA will issue recalls on certain products, citing that they are unsafe. However, sometimes it can take months or even years for the FDA to acknowledge that a drug is dangerous. This happened in the case of Zantac.
Zantac was a best-selling heartburn drug that was on the market for almost forty years. It was released to the public in 1983. However, it was not until 2020 that the FDA issued a recall. It turns out that Zantac was linked to the development of gastric and colorectal cancer in those that regularly took the drug. Now, there are many lawsuits against the makers of Zantac, alleging that the drug caused negative health complications.
Zantac is not the only example of a “dangerous” drug. If you or a loved one suffered health complications due to a prescription or over-the-counter drug, you could have a case for damages against the manufacturer.
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If you are interested in having a Plano dangerous drug lawyer handle your case, Loncar Lyon Jenkins could fight relentlessly for you. Our team puts our clients’ needs first. We are ready to start building your case today.
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