Your Legal Options After a Defective Drug Injury

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If you are facing the effects of a defective drug injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your burdens. Read on and reach out to our skilled Prince George’s County personal injury attorney today to learn more.

Can I pursue legal action for a defective drug injury?

You will want to keep in mind that a defective drug injury depends on who is lawfully responsible for the cause of the injury. If a drug manufacturer did not take reasonable care during the design, manufacturing, or marketing process of their drug, they can be held responsible for your injuries. If the drug became defective during the distribution strategy, you may be able to seek legal compensation for the negligent distributor who caused your injuries. With a personal injury attorney on your side, you can choose who you should seek legal action against for your defective drug injury as part of their services to you.

Who can be held liable?

In order to file your own lawsuit, you must determine who the liable party or parties are in your case. This may be the company that manufactured the drug. It is unfortunately common that large corporations take the easy way out when it comes to safety testing in order to save themselves money, and they do not always act fast enough to identify a drug once a defect is found.

In some cases, the liability for a drug injury is with a negligent doctor or pharmacist who hurt a patient by prescribing or supplying them with inaccurate medication. With this type of case, the injured party may be able to seek a medical malpractice lawsuit against their medical care provider.

A lawyer can review your case and determine who the potentially responsible party for your injuries may be. A lawyer can also help you collect evidence of liability to use in your case, such as:

  • Witness statements
  • Expert testimony
  • Medical records
  • Relevant photographs

Can I recover compensation for my defective drug injury?

Recognize that you will also want to specify and quantify your damages. For example, your injuries may permit you to obtain non-economic damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

You may also be suitable to acquire economic damages for problems like:

  • Medical expenses
  • Related expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your options.

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If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today.

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