If you received injuries due to a defective drug, a defective drugs lawyer with our firm can help you get compensation for the injuries you sustained.
Our team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can work with you to establish liability in your case and fight for your rights. We want to help you seek the compensation you deserve so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
When you are injured by a defective drug, the amount of compensation depends on a number of different factors. These factors could possibly include:
- The injuries you sustain
- The impact the injuries had on your life
- Who is liable for your injuries
- Who else was affected by the defective drug
- The lawyer representing you
The compensation you can get after a defective drug impacts your life varies from case to case. You could receive compensation to cover various different aspects of your losses, including:
The amount of medical expenses you have depends on the injuries you sustained. Even minor injuries can result in exorbitant medical bills. You could be compensated for any medical expenses you have as a result of a defective drug. This could be anything from the emergency room to doctor’s visits to any other treatment you may need.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is any mental or physical stress you have as a result of the defective drug. Taking a defective drug can be a stressful experience. You could be confused as to what is going on and stressed about the effects of a defective drug. You could be compensated for any pain and suffering you have gone through as a result of a defective drug.
Loss of Income
Time off work can have a severe effect on your life and your finances. If you were injured as a result of a defective drug, you might have to miss some work to recover from your injuries. You could be compensated for the time you missed at work due to a defective drug.
A defective drug could result in long-term treatments or future treatments. You could be compensated in advance for any treatment you may need in the future. This could include rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or future surgeries.
If you were impacted by a defective drug due to a family member taking the drug, you could be compensated if the defective drug resulted in their death. For example, you could be compensated if a loved one was prescribed the wrong dosage or if the drug’s side effects resulted in their death.
How We Can Help You
In a defective drug case, you could run into additional legal jargon and information compared to a different personal injury case. If a drug is defective, there is a decent chance you are not the only one who suffered as a result.
Our team can do the necessary research to determine who else may have been injured as a result of the drug. Our services could also include:
- Representing you in court if your case goes to trial
- Communicating with other parties involved on your behalf
- Determining fair compensation
- Keeping you up to date on the progress of your case
- Gathering evidence
- Explaining legal processes
- Filing your claim
Who Is Liable for Your Damages?
To determine who is liable for your injuries and damages, we must first establish in what way the drug was defective. Drugs can be defective for a variety of reasons. As stated by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the top reasons for a defective drug include:
- Contamination: When the drug was manufactured, it was contaminated by a foreign substance. This could change the chemical makeup of the drug and cause it to not work effectively or cause an adverse reaction.
- Defective product: The product did not work as it should and did not treat the medical condition properly.
- Mislabeling: The drug was labeled with the incorrect dosage or labeled with the incorrect drug.
- Incorrect potency: The doctor or pharmacist gave the patient the wrong dosage for their age, weight, or condition.
- Adverse reaction: The drug caused a side effect that was harmful or even deadly to the patient taking the drug.
- Lack of warning: You were not properly informed of the effects the drug may have on you regarding your condition and the side effects.
In some cases, it is the manufacturer who is held responsible for a defective drug. However, your doctor could be held responsible if they prescribed you the incorrect dosage. A pharmacy could be held responsible if they failed to inform you of the dosage or correct usage of the drug. A defective drugs lawyer with our firm can help you determine who should be held responsible for your specific case.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can also make sure you begin your case within the allowed amount of time. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you have up to two years after you are injured by a defective drug or discover a defective drug injury to fight for compensation.
Can I Afford a Defective Drugs Lawyer?
If you are injured by a defective drug, getting a defective drug lawyer can allow you to focus on your health while also pursuing the legal process. You should fight for your rights when you are injured due to the careless acts of another person or company. Our team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can protect your rights. Our services cost you nothing unless we are able to win you compensation.
Call us today at (800) 777-7777 to get started. The sooner you act, the sooner we can get started on your case.