If you have been harmed by a dangerous drug or medical device, you probably have questions about pursuing your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other related damages.
The Jacksonville pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Farah & Farah are here to answer your questions and help you better understand your options.
Here are answers to some of the common questions clients ask us:
A: During your initial visit, you will discuss your potential case with a dangerous drug attorney. Your lawyer will review the type of drug you were taking and the injuries or harm you have suffered as a result to determine if you have a valid claim. This initial consultation is free.
A: The initial consultation with a pharmaceutical liability lawyer is complimentary. Dangerous drug attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that they only receive payment when you collect a settlement or when you recover compensation for your losses. So, you don’t pay any fees or costs until you are compensated.
A: Every case is different. The value of your case depends on the circumstances and the nature and extent of injury or harm suffered. The amount of money you could receive through a settlement or through a lawsuit depends on the severity of the injuries you have suffered. For example, if the drug you have taken results in mild side effects such as an upset stomach, headaches or dry mouth, you may not have much of a claim. But, if you have suffered serious side effects such as a heart attack, seizure or cancer–conditions that put your life at risk–the value of your claim will be much greater.
A: Pharmaceutical lawsuits often take time because they involve lengthy investigations. Your case will take time, but your lawyer will work hard to expedite your case. While it may be in your best interest to speed up the process by working toward a quick settlement, it will more likely be in your best interest to take your time to get the best possible settlement. The greatest challenge in such cases is to prove that your condition was directly caused by the drug.
A: Some cases involve dangerous drugs that kill. Depending on the cause of the death and your relationship to the victim, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit on behalf of your loved one. Again, the challenge here is to prove that the drug caused your loved one’s death.
A: It is possible to file a claim against the drug manufacturer, but the at-fault company is not the only potential defendant. You may also be able to file a claim against the doctor who prescribed the drug, your pharmacist, or the drug distributor.
If you have any further questions of if you would like to discuss your potential claim, call an injury lawyer at Farah & Farah at 855-797-9899 for a free consultation.