Dangerous drugs and improperly manufactured medications can cause severe side effects and serious injuries. If you or your loved one suffered harm because of a dangerous drug, the party responsible for the defective medication should pay for your damages, not you or your family.
A Springfield personal injury lawyer with The Fitch Law Firm LLC can investigate your drug injury and prove you deserve economic justice. Our team has over 30 years of experience serving injured clients. We can put our skills and resources behind recovering fair compensation for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Dangerous Drugs Injure Thousands of People Annually
When someone suffers an injury caused by a medication error, it is known as an Adverse Drug Event (ADE). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ADEs account for around 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations annually.
ADEs can result from a variety of medication-related issues, including improperly manufactured or compounded medications, drug defects, or a lack of drug safety and side effect warnings. Drug injuries can also result from the following medication errors:
- Contaminated prescriptions
- Misfilled prescriptions
- Improper dosage
- Adverse interactions with other medications
- Allergic reactions
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Our Dangerous Drugs Attorneys Can Seek Fair Compensation for Your Damages
Drug injuries can lead to significant medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic damages. Our Springfield dangerous drugs lawyers can help you with a product liability claim or lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer or other at-fault parties. We will fight for fair financial recovery so you and your family do not pay out of pocket for someone else’s mistakes or wrongdoing.
Compensation may include the following:
- Medical expenses, including emergency transportation and treatment, hospital stays, doctor’s visits, diagnostic testing, surgeries, physical therapy and rehabilitation, mobility aids, medical equipment, and long-term nursing
- Lost income, including back pay, employment benefits, and loss of your future earning capacity if your injury prevents you from returning to your job
- Pain and suffering, including mental distress, emotional anguish, loss of mobility, loss of cognitive functioning, scarring, disfigurement, physical pain, loss of enjoyment, and reduced quality of life
If your loved one suffered a fatal dangerous drug injury, our Springfield wrongful death lawyers can help their personal representative (executor) seek damages on behalf of their estate and survivors. Compensation may include medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and loss of the deceased’s income, support, services, care, and companionship. Survivors may also receive awards for mental anguish caused by their family member’s passing.
How Long Do You Have to Act on Your Claim?
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit for injuries caused by a defective or dangerous drug. However, some circumstances could extend this deadline. Our team can tell you if any apply to your case.
If the statute of limitations expires, you will likely be unable to pursue your case in civil court. The statute will also affect any insurance claims you file because if you cannot sue, you no longer have leverage over the insurance companies.
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Dangerous Drug Liability
Liability for your injury will depend on the specific drug-related problem that harmed you. Dangerous drug defects can occur in the following:
- Design. A design defect happens when a medication has an inherent problem in its design or formulation. Therefore, even if the drug is correctly made, it will still cause harm.
Manufacturing. Manufacturing defects occur during the drug’s production. Manufacturing defects can be the responsibility of a pharmaceutical company, compounding pharmacy, or pharmacy.
- Warning. Warning defects stem from a lack of safety warnings about a drug’s potential side effects. Warning defects also include a lack of instruction for the drug’s administration and dosage. Warning defects are usually the fault of a manufacturer or pharmacy, but a prescribing physician may also be liable.
Proving a drug defect requires building a solid product liability case based on evidence. Our dangerous drugs lawyers serving Springfield can collect and analyze the following:
- Medical records
- Laboratory test results
- Drug formulations
- Drug ingredients
- Doctor’s treatment notes
- Eyewitness and expert testimony
- Medical and scientific research
- Photographs, employee records, and other information about the facility or pharmacy that manufactured or compounded the drug that harmed you
Why Choose The Fitch Law Firm LLC for Your Drug Injury Case?
Taking on a pharmaceutical company or drug manufacturer can seem daunting and intimidating, but you do not have to fight alone. Our compassionate staff and highly-rated attorneys will aggressively stand up for your rights and advocate for your best interest. We will do everything possible to secure maximum compensation for your drug injury while relieving your legal burden. We can:
- Identify and calculate your damages
- Draft and file your insurance claim or lawsuit and all related paperwork
- Handle case-related phone calls, meetings, emails, and texts
- Track and adhere to deadlines
- Review your settlement offers, reject lowball payments, and fight for full and fair compensation
- Answer your questions and provide frequent case updates
- Represent you at trial if necessary
We Get Results
Our law firm has a reputation for winning big for our clients. Our case results include a $134 million personal injury award, earning the firm recognition in the National Law Journal for achieving one of the top 20 jury verdicts in the United States in 2019.
When you work with us, you get qualified legal assistance focused on you and your individual needs. We make our services accessible and affordable by taking cases on contingency, meaning you pay us nothing unless and until we obtain compensation for you.
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