Getting Help with Pharmaceutical Drug Liability CasesWhen it comes to using prescription drugs, there is far too much to put into one blog post. You definitely need a personal injury lawyer in cases where pharmaceutical drugs have caused you or a loved one damages, pain, and suffering. Hiring a lawyer should be your first move. There are some points to know which might better help you prepare for a personal injury case involving drug liability. This blog guide can help.
Who do you sue?
Lawsuits are complex in the medical field because of who holds liability. That's actually not bad, as you'll be able to sue more than one company for damages , making your case much stronger and better compensated. You can of course sue the pharmaceutical company who made the drug. If the manufacturer did not clearly state side effects you experienced, you have a right to sue. In some instances you might not be able too, namely if the drug is considered unsafe already; you might take a drug which has serious side effects, but these are in fact listed and considered a suitable downside of the benefits of the drug. Sometimes you have a clear case, other times you may not.
What can you sue for?
The prominent reason for suing for damages is how the drug effected you. You may have severe physical or mental effects from the drug. You typically sue the manufacturer because they did not give you enough information on the drug, or misled you. Even if the mistake was unknown to them, it doesn't matter; drugs and medicines need proper testing. It's your right to sue.
Why hire a personal injury lawyer?
You hire a personal injury lawyer unless you are a personal injury lawyer yourself. You want one with experience beyond accidents; medical negligence and pharmaceutical lawsuits are both proof of having the knowledge to win your case.
It will cost too much, won't it? Actually, when you consider the bottom line, that if you win your damages may be quite high, but if you lose you gain nothing. That makes an experienced personal injury lawyer quite important in winning a drug related lawsuit.
How much damages?
There is no exact number to be given, but pharmaceutical companies do indeed have deep pockets. It's a billion dollar industry. Lawsuits, much like other personal injury cases, are often settled before court. Some cases are settled even before a lawsuit is even filed. You can expect your hospital bills, lost work time, pain and suffering issues, and other problems to be compensated for. While it's not a happy thing to think about, the more damages caused by the drug the higher the settlement will likely be.