When you have an ailment, your doctor may prescribe medication to help treat or manage it. Medication helps many people manage their health complications, and we trust that the medication will allow us to leave healthier, happier lives. However, when there is an issue with the medication, it can cause serious health complications that do more harm than good. You can seek justice for what you’ve been through. An experienced Charleston dangerous drug lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress will help you get the compensation you deserve.
What Can Make a Drug Dangerous?
You may be wondering if you’re eligible for a dangerous drug claim. Some of the common reasons why someone could bring a drug claim forward could be one of the following:
- Product Liability Issues. If there was a product liability issue, the drug could have an inherent flaw that makes it dangerous for people to take, there was a manufacturing error that made a particular batch dangerous, or there were packaging issues that either mislabeled the drug or demonstrated incorrect instructions on how to use it. In these cases, a product liability lawyer may be able to help you with your claim.
- Addictive Qualities. In some cases, the drug may have qualities that make it addictive. If this is the case, the doctor should go over this with you so you’re well-informed about the possible side effects of the drug. There is also a chance the doctor prescribed an addictive drug to you when they could used different and less addictive drugs first.
- Adverse Health Reactions. If you’re given a drug, you may experience adverse health reactions that outweigh the benefits of the drug. A serious reaction could hospitalize you or harm vital organs or functions. Examples include blood clots, heart attack, stroke, or increased risk of cancer.
If someone acts negligently, they can make any kind of drug dangerous. This means medicine you pick up over the counter, at the pharmacy, or medicine that’s administered in a hospital all have the potential to cause injuries and damages.
When you’re dealing with the harm that a dangerous drug has caused, it can be overwhelming to think about pursuing a legal matter. That’s where a Charleston dangerous drug attorney from our firm steps in.
We’ve helped clients fight for their rights and get the justice they deserve. We’re going to do everything we can to help you secure your future.
How Can a Dangerous Drug Attorney Help You?
The harm that a dangerous drug can cause can affect your life in a devastating way. To get the recovery you need, it’s important to have a lawyer at your side who will advocate for your rights to fair compensation.
Your representation from our firm will fight for you to get full compensation for what you’ve been through. Let’s go over the compensation you can recover.
Your compensation can include your economic and noneconomic damages. Let’s break down those two categories. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries.
To find this amount, our lawyers will investigate the medication you took, how it affected you, and how your life changed because of it. We will review medical records to see how it harmed you and the treatment you required to recover from the dangerous drug. We’ll also look into how expensive the treatment was and any future costs of care that you’ll need so you can get the recovery you deserve.
If you needed to miss work because of your recovery, our lawyers will calculate the days of pay that you missed so you’re able to get compensation for when you were out. It’s not your fault you missed work and while most people may have sick time and paid time off, your recovery time may extend past those days.
The noneconomic damages you may have incurred include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and in some cases, loss of companionship if you lost a loved one to a dangerous drug. While these may not have a monetary loss, they are emotional consequences of the negligence you or your loved one suffered. Our attorneys are experts in calculating noneconomic damages and we will keep all these factors in mind when determining this part of your compensation.
In addition to gathering evidence to prove your losses, we will also consult with an expert witness if it’s necessary for your case. They may be able to provide testimony stating that a competent doctor with similar education and training would not have prescribed you the dangerous drug and would have acted differently. They can attest that the doctor’s actions were negligent and you never should have been given the drug in the first place, making your injuries and suffering preventable. We’ll do everything we can to make your case as strong as possible.
The West Virginia personal injury lawyers at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC have fought for clients in the courtroom for years. We’re familiar with the process and will help you prepare for court, along with making sure everything about your lawsuit is filed properly and on time.
Get in Touch with Experienced Lawyers
Holding a negligent drug manufacturer or medical professional can be an intimidating task. They often have representation of their own who will state that they weren’t to blame for the harm they caused you. Our lawyers will not be intimidated by their tactics and will stand up for what’s right: you getting the justice you deserve.
We can begin fighting for you when you contact us for a free consultation of your case. In this meeting we’ll go over what happened to you and how your life has been affected. You can ask us any questions you have about the legal process and we can provide you with the information you need so you can feel confident in how you move forward. We can discuss your legal options and find the best one for you.