Modern medicine is a wondrous achievement, allowing humanity to prevent and treat a variety of illnesses that would have turned deadly in previous generations. Pharmaceutical companies who develop and manufacture the drugs to which much of modern medicine owes its success have a great responsibility to the public. First and foremost, they are supposed to create new medicines that treat illnesses without adding unreasonable risks or causing significant harm.
While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates new drugs before they hit the market, there have been cases in which manufacturers hide potential risks associated with their product. This can create an unsafe environment, resulting in serious injuries to many people and sometimes culminating in a mass tort or class action lawsuit.
If you received a dangerous drug that caused you injury, you may be eligible to pursue compensation from the drugmaker. It is best to get in touch with seasoned dangerous drugs lawyers for cases like these, as pharmaceutical companies often have vast resources and large legal teams on their side.
We fight aggressively for our clients’ right to compensation when they are harmed by these money-hungry corporations. For a FREE consultation on the merits and value of your claim, call our law office at 800-285-4878. You can also simply fill out the form on our contact page and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.
Types of Dangerous Drugs Cases We Have Accepted
The firm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins has represented clients in a wide variety of cases involving dangerous drugs. Just a few are listed below.
- Zantac and drugs containing valsartan: potential risk of cancer
- Belviq and related drugs: potential risk of cancer
- Truvada and other “TAF” drugs for HIV: potential to cause bone breaks and kidney damage
- Xarelto and similar blood thinners: potential to cause excessive, dangerous levels of bleeding
Since 1999, Loncar Lyon Jenkins has gone up against so-called Big Pharma. Our dangerous drugs lawyers have the experience necessary to stand up to the pressures these resource-rich companies often apply. We are also able to negotiate appropriate settlement amounts in most cases. And when negotiations don’t work, we are not afraid to take your case to trial and let a jury see the harm these drugs have caused you.
Building a Strong Case for Compensation
The process of building a case for compensation is complex and involves elements like proof of fault, proof of harm, and meeting specific legal deadlines. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can handle all the complicated parts of your case for you so that you and your family can focus on healing.
For product liability claims, a branch of personal injury law that includes dangerous drugs, you will need to show several facts to help influence the apportioning of fault in your case. For example, your dangerous drugs lawyer may need to show that:
- The drug was excessively risky or dangerous, resulting in serious potential harm.
- The manufacturer was aware of this danger.
- There were better, safer alternatives to use while developing the drug during manufacturing.
- Your injuries resulted from reasonable use, rather than a misapplication of the drug (i.e. overdosing or failing to follow drug guidelines).
“Damages” is the legal term for the sum total of ways your injury has harmed you. These can be either economic (i.e. financial) or non-economic in nature. Examples of the types of harm you might experience include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages as a result of an injury or illness caused by the drug
- Emotional distress
- Significant personality changes or mental health issues caused by the drug
To prove that these damages exist and should be compensated, a skilled dangerous drugs lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can use a variety of evidence. Your medical records can show the effects caused by your consumption of the drug, for instance. Expert testimony from doctors and other professionals can also shed light on the situation. For non-economic damages, typical items of evidence may include your personal testimony about the pain you suffered, or the testimony of friends and family regarding a change in your mental state due to the drug.
Filing Dangerous Drug Claims on Time
There are many hoops through which a claimant must jump to have a valid case in the eyes of the justice system. For starters, you’ll need to abide by the filing deadline (also known as the statute of limitations). Most cases of dangerous drugs injuries will need to be filed within two years of the injury, but there are exceptions.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our product liability and defective drugs lawyers fight aggressively for our clients’ right to compensation when they are harmed by these money-hungry corporations.
Schedule a Meeting with a Dangerous Drugs Lawyer Today
All clients deserve to have their story heard. Loncar Lyon Jenkins offers a FREE, no-obligation consultation on each client’s case so that we can better understand how we can help. If you were prescribed a drug that had serious adverse effects, you might be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer.
Call the Law Office of Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 800-285-4878 to schedule a meeting with a member of our team. You can also fill out the form on our contact page to provide us with the necessary information about your case, and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible. It’s time to hold Big Pharma accountable!