If you experienced unexpected side effects, a dangerous drug reaction, or developed a secondary condition as a result of a prescription or over-the-counter medication, you may be the victim of a drug manufacturer’s negligence. Drug manufacturers are held to high standards. They are expected to appropriately research, market, and distribute their medications, and when they fail to do so, they can be held liable.
Whether a company did not sufficiently test for side effects (or did and just failed to warn), you deserve justice if you experienced a harmful reaction due to a drugmaker’s negligence. To see how a Wichita Falls dangerous drug lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve, call us today at (800) 777-7777 for a free consultation.
Proving Pharmaceutical Liability
Drug companies can be held liable for their products’ failure, just like nearly any other company or manufacturer. Liability becomes a problem for pharmaceutical companies when they do not meet required safety standards or breach their duty to inform consumers. Drug companies are expected to do whatever is necessary for them to have full confidence in their medications’ safety.
A drug company that is unaware of the dangers its medication presents to consumers is not excused from liability—in most cases, the company should have known and, if it had researched adequately, would have known. For that unreasonable lack of understanding of their own product and its risks, the company can be held liable.
Drug companies can also be held liable for their failure to warn consumers of known side effects and potential adverse reactions. A drug manufacturer has a legal duty to provide accurate information about their medications to potential consumers. Withholding that information, intentionally or carelessly, puts consumers at risk.
For a free legal consultation with a dangerous drug lawyer serving Wichita Falls, call 800-777-7777
Who to Sue
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we represent victims of all types and cases against all brands of drugs. If you have suffered a dangerous reaction to a drug, it could be due to negligence on the part of the drug manufacturer, distributor, or prescriber.
Drugs go through a series of steps before they reach the public. If your reaction was the result of negligence at any point in that chain, we might be able to help.
Statute of Limitations
If you have suffered complications due to any medications, we encourage you to call us. The statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Texas is two years, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003. This timeline usually starts to toll on the date that a victim has a dangerous reaction or receives a medical diagnosis due to medication.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Unfortunately, due to the severity of some dangerous drug reactions, some victims do not survive. If your loved one suffered fatal side effects of a medication, you could hold the drugmaker liable for their negligence in causing your family member’s passing.
We do not just represent individuals who experienced harmful repercussions because of a drug. We also represent families who have lost loved ones due to this type of negligence. Your loved one deserves justice, and we can help you fight for it.
Just like personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits compensate victims with economic and non-economic damages. A wrongful death economic damage award compensates financial costs related to the memorial, funeral, cremation, and burials. You could also be compensated for your time taken off of work to care and grieve for your loved one.
Non-economic damages compensate for the intangible loss of your loved one.
If you lost your loved one to a dangerous drug, you deserve justice, and a Wichita Falls dangerous drug reaction lawyer may be able to help you get it. It is important to be conscious that if you miss the filing deadline, you risk losing the compensation you are eligible to receive.
Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death
Families who have lost a loved one to a dangerous drug event or side effect can file “wrongful death” lawsuits on their behalf. Those lawsuits are also subject to a two-year statute of limitations that usually starts on the date of their loved one’s death. Failing to file your case within the appropriate period can prevent you from recovering compensation.
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Side Effects of Dangerous Drugs
Side effects from medications can include single episodic occurrences, short-term health complications, progressive or long-term side effects, disease diagnoses, and fatality. Some of the side effects of medications Loncar Lyon Jenkins has previously investigated (or is currently investigating) include:
- Heart failure
- Pancreatic cancer
- Aortic aneurysms and dissections (heart conditions can weaken the lining of the heart’s main artery, the aorta, and result in leaks or tears that can be fatal)
- Permanent hair loss
- Ovarian cancer
- Nerve damage
- Severe gastrointestinal side effects (including chronic diarrhea, substantial weight loss, and dehydration)
- Chemical liver damage and liver failure
- Pregnant mothers’ birth defects
- Increased risk of type II diabetes
- Bladder cancer
If you have experienced any of the above reactions to medications, you may want to reach out to a Wichita Falls dangerous drug lawyer to find out the next best steps for filing a lawsuit against the company that is responsible.
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Rely on the Strong Arm Attorneys in Your Time of Need
If you or a loved one suffered a harmful reaction to a drug (or you lost a loved one due to a drug), you might be eligible for compensation. Let us help you get the justice you deserve. To learn how a Wichita Falls dangerous drug lawyer can help you, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free case evaluation at (800) 777-7777.