If you suffered from a harmful drug reaction in Wichita Falls, help is available. A dangerous drug lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can determine if you qualify for damages and be your advocate. Don’t take on a pharmaceutical company by yourself.
We offer free consultations and work on a contingency-fee basis. In other words, we won’t charge you anything until we obtain a settlement amount or court award for you. Working with us is risk-free, so we encourage you to get in touch with us now.
How Damages Are Determined in Harmful Drug Cases
Damages are not one-size-fits-all, but rather help provide funds for individual consequences of negligence. In your case, that you may be able to pursue damages for:
- Emergency costs
- Medications and treatments
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Lost wages
- Loss of quality of life
If a dangerous drug costs your loved one their life, wrongful death compensation can cover funeral and burial expenses, lingering medical debts, and the trauma you have suffered due to the loss.
Factors that Can Affect Your Damages
What applies to your case will vary. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledges that adverse side effects can be affected by a number of factors in your life:
- Body absorption
- Drug interaction
Just as your reaction may be different depending on your health and background, your damages may be different to reflect your struggle. To illustrate, for drugs that cause cancer, damages can reimburse the cost of diagnostic testing and fund future treatments and expected financial losses.
Our team will work to understand how your case fits into the broader problems of a harmful drug. From there, we will build an argument for compensation that addresses your unique needs.
For a free legal consultation with a dangerous drug lawyer serving Wichita Falls, call 800-777-7777
How Our Firm Can Help You with Your Case
Determining what led to your adverse drug reaction requires digging into several factors, like your health history, the pharmaceutical company’s history, or details about when and how the side effect was discovered.
Our lawyers can review each of these factors, which will involve:
- Reviewing medical records
- Researching similar cases
- Consulting doctors and specialists
- Investigating drug studies and tests
- Evaluating marketing materials and labels
- Interviewing witnesses to your reaction
- Compiling photographic evidence
On top of these aspects of investigating your case, we also run interference for you. Dangerous drug suits can involve taking on large pharmaceutical companies or manufacturers, armed with their own lawyers and hand-picked studies to absolve them of guilt.
You may feel intimidated as a lone Wichita Falls resident going up against a corporate giant, but our dangerous drug lawyers back you up, all the way to court if necessary.
Proving Negligence is a Multi-Step Process
Supporting and arguing your case requires demonstrating the four pillars of negligence:
- The drug manufacturer, seller, marketer, or prescriber owed you a duty of care to treat you with a safe drug and warn you of possible risks.
- Failures in the process of designing, testing, manufacturing, selling, or prescribing the drug constitute a breach of that duty of care.
- You were injured due to that breach of a duty of care.
- Your injuries because of that breach qualify you for compensation.
All the evidence we collect will go toward bolstering these four points, connecting your use of a drug to a negligent action and connecting that negligent action to your injury or illness.
You Could Still Have Time to Sue – Even for Long-Term Side Effects
Some drug reactions take time to manifest. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services points out that adverse drug events can happen anywhere, from hospitals to homes. They can also happen at any time, sometimes not until years later. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you are out of time to seek legal help.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury is two years from the date of the injury, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. That deadline can start from when you discovered the injury or illness caused by the drug. Even if you took a harmful or defective drug years ago, what matters is when you felt the effects.
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Product Liability Cases
Product liability is a branch of personal injury and involves potential oversight at any level of a product’s creation, from design to manufacturing to sale. For dangerous drugs, our goal is to highlight how the medication posed risks to patients and then caused injury, which could have been triggered by:
- Concealed side effects
- Lack of testing or study
- Insufficient warning
- Misleading marketing
- Manufacturing defects
Types of Drugs that May Qualify You to Take Legal Action
Some drugs are known to cause complications or adverse reactions, and as a result, are often grounds for dangerous drug cases. Examples include:
- Zantac and similar drugs
- Truvada and HIV medications
- Levaquin and Avelox
This list is just a sampling, and your medication reaction may still be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, even if you are among the first people to react poorly.
The bottom line is that a company was somehow negligent in the production, testing, or labeling of a drug and that caused your reaction. That makes them liable, even if you are the only victim.
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Medications are meant to heal us, not harm us in new ways. If you suffered from unexpected injury or illness due to a drug, call in the Strong Arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.
Our dangerous drug lawyers help Texans in Wichita Falls and surrounding areas with 24/7 call service, free case reviews, and everyday support. Call now at 800-777-7777.