While drug advertisements usually suggest that manufacturers adequately test all their drugs prior to release, this may not always be the case. Drug manufacturing is a multibillion-dollar business. Manufacturers sometimes rush to place a drug on the market in order to realize a quick profit.
Dangerous drugs may be either prescription or over the counter and might be dangerous in various ways. An Alexandria dangerous drugs lawyer could help you pursue compensation for any harmful side effects, injuries, and illnesses that result. If you suspect you suffered harm from a prescription or non-prescription drug, contact a skilled personal injury attorney to learn more during a free consultation.
Seeking Compensation in Your Dangerous Drugs Lawsuit
Dangerous drug lawyers in Alexandria may be able to help injured parties take legal action against drug manufacturers that engage in such behavior. Plaintiffs may also be able to pursue monetary damages, including compensation for medical bills as well as the pain, suffering, and inconvenience they experience.
If you or your loved one is recovering from injuries after using a dangerous drug, you could seek legal action to hold the liable party responsible and collect damages for your losses. Medical treatment for these injuries can cost you time and money, as you may have missed work for some time to heal.
The amount of compensation you receive depends on how severe your injuries and losses are. Our lawyer in our Alexandria office can review your case and assess your damages.
Recoverable Economic and Non-Economic Damages
Economic damages, which are those that have a dollar value, can be recovered. They include:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future care related to your recovery)
- Loss of income, including current and future lost wages
- Reduced earning ability
- Other injury-related expenses
Injured victims can also have non-economic damages, which have no set dollar amount. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
Hiring an attorney from our firm to calculate both types of losses will give you a clear picture of how much your injury case is worth and help you decide if seeking compensation is right for you and your family. Having this figure in mind can help you avoid lower settlements from insurance companies that fall short of your needs. We can discuss your concerns further during a free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a dangerous drugs lawyer serving Alexandria, call (318) 777-7777
Dangerous Drug Lawsuits Have a Deadline
Per CC §3492, you have one year to bring an injury lawsuit against the liable party in your dangerous drugs case. If a loved one died from their injuries after taking a defective drug, you also have a year from the person’s death to file a wrongful death action, per CC §2315.2.
You can consult with our legal team to find out if exceptions apply to your case. Sometimes, an injury or a medication’s side effects may not become apparent until after some time passes. We can look into your situation and determine if we can build a case that can hold the manufacturer responsible.
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We Can Handle All Necessary Communications for You
We can manage your entire case for you, whether you are pursuing an insurance claim or a lawsuit. We can investigate and determine who is liable for your injuries and seek damages from that party. We can handle all communications and essential legal paperwork in your case and meet all filing and legal deadlines. We will explain the laws that apply to your case and keep you informed about any developments.
We will help you establish liability and negligence by looking at all evidence, collecting additional evidence, if needed, and launching an investigation into the matter so we can determine what happened. Once we have calculated your damages and established liability, we will negotiate with the insurance company for your award. If we do not settle with the drug manufacturer’s insurer or another party, we can take your case to court.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer From our Firm?
Many people decide not to hire an attorney because of concerns about cost. We understand these concerns. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, you do not have to pay us if we don’t win your case. If we win, our payment will come from your settlement. You do not have to worry about paying upfront fees for us to start on your case, another benefit of the contingency agreement arrangement.
With over 100 years of combined experience in the personal injury field, we have represented victims like you who want to hire injury attorneys to handle their cases. Let us go to work for you and seek compensation on your behalf. Learn more about our services during a complimentary consultation.
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Dangerous Drug Recalls
While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the drug manufacturer may recall dangerous drugs from the market in certain cases, an Alexandria dangerous drugs lawyer may still be able to file a suit on an injured patient’s behalf if this recall happens too late to prevent damages. Drug recalls are divided into various classifications depending on the seriousness of the risk presented:
- Class I drug recalls: In order to issue a Class I drug recall, there must be a reasonable probability that using the drug will cause death or other severe health problems
- Class II drug recalls: In order to issue a Class II drug recall, there must be a risk of temporary health consequences associated with using the drug, as well as an unlikely risk of experiencing serious side effects
- Class III drug recalls: In order to issue a Class III drug recall, there must be an unlikely yet possible risk of an adverse reaction upon using or consuming the drug.
Proving Negligence on the Manufacturer’s Part
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure that they adequately test drugs prior to placing them on the market. They also have a duty to warn potential consumers of dangerous side effects associated with the drug. This may be particularly true about the drugs which the consumer may not ordinarily know.
Past cases have revealed various types of drug company negligence in Alexandria and elsewhere in the United States. Some pharmaceutical companies have urged healthcare providers to prescribe certain medications for non-approved “outside uses.” Others have released drugs on the market which they knew were dangerous or had dangerous side effects.
Parties We Can Help You Hold Liable in Your Case
We could hold multiple parties liable in your dangerous drug case. Our lawyer can determine who’s responsible for your injury. Defendants could include:
- The pharmaceutical company
- The manufacturer of the drug
- Medical staff
- Safety testing labs
- Sales representatives
We will also seek to prove negligence on the part of whoever is found responsible for your injuries. If you are unsure who to hold responsible, we can offer guidance and help you understand how you can protect your rights.
Contact an Alexandria dangerous Drugs Attorney Today for Help
If you suffered a harmful side effect or medical complication from using a dangerous drug, you may have legal options available to you. An experienced attorney could review the drug’s history, including whether the FDA (or the drug manufacturer) has previously issued a recall, and go over your options for taking legal action.
An Alexandria dangerous drugs lawyer could fight for your right to compensation by working towards a favorable settlement on your behalf or litigating your case through the court system. Call (318) 377-7777 today to set up an initial consultation and get started on your case.