When you go to the hospital or visit a drugstore, the last thing you expect is to be given dangerous drugs with serious side effects. For decades, we’ve been led into believing that drugs on the market have undergone thorough testing for certification purposes.
However, that’s not always the case. The pharmaceutical drugs market is awash with drugs that could harm you. Worse still, some manufacturers don’t warn consumers of the dangerous side effects.
What Makes a Drug “Dangerous”
According to Louisiana law, dangerous drugs could be over-the-counter or prescription medications that are FDA-approved and readily available on the market. Nonetheless, these medications can injure or kill consumers. Those involved in the manufacture, approval, and sale of drugs are obligated to keep consumers safe.
People take over-the-counter and prescription medications expecting to feel better. They don’t anticipate facing side effects they weren’t warned about. If harmful side effects arise, victims are eligible for compensation. Typically, drugs cause unexpected harm due to failures in the following areas:
Manufacturing and Distribution
Drugs must be manufactured with the utmost precision, care, and quality controls. They also need to be stored and shipped properly to maintain the highest quality standards.
Testing and Approval
A drug can only get approved after thorough testing by government agencies. Any oversights, errors, or mistakes during the process mean dangerous risks may go unnoticed.
A properly manufactured and approved drug can still be harmful if subscribed to the wrong person or taken in incorrect dosages.
Nearly all drugs have adverse side effects. Manufacturers should list and explain the side effects clearly so that patients know about them beforehand.
If you or a loved one gets harmed or injured after consuming a drug, the attorneys at the law offices of Morris Bart in Baton Rouge can help you file a compensation claim. We will use our expertise in the pharmaceutical industry and experience in product liability laws to seek prompt compensation for your injuries and harm.
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Holding the Responsible Party Accountable
Determining the responsible parties in dangerous drug injury cases is often challenging, especially for those unfamiliar with the manufacturing process and regulations that manufacturers must observe. In most cases, the drug manufacturers are the main responsible entity. However, medical staff, pharmacists, sales reps, safety testing labs, and hospitals can also be responsible.
An experienced dangerous drugs lawyer in Baton Rouge from our team can help you identify the individual or entity responsible for your injuries and damages. We will investigate your case and advise you on the best way forward. If we pinpoint more than one responsible party, we may file multiple lawsuits or claims on your behalf so that you get maximally compensated.
Pharmaceutical companies are known to be powerful, and going against them can be intimidating since most only worry about their bottom line and nothing else. When you file a claim against them, they’re likely to work hard to dispute your claims. The pharmaceutical companies and their insurers may even argue that your injury resulted from your actions, however, with the aggressive lawyers from Morris Bart on your side, justice is within reach.
Recoverable Damages in a Baton Rouge Dangerous Drugs Case
Louisiana law allows victims of dangerous drugs to pursue compensation from the liable parties. After suffering adverse effects after taking a harmful medication, you’re entitled to compensation for:
If you spend time in hospital after taking a dangerous drug, you’ll undoubtedly incur medical expenses. This may include costs for doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription medication, diagnostic tests, surgeries, and any other form of medical care.
Pain and Suffering
Taking dangerous drugs can cause physical and emotional pain. You’re entitled to compensation for the pain you suffered.
Loss of Consortium
The harm a dangerous drug causes can affect your relationship dynamics. Likewise, your injuries may bar you from fulfilling your spousal or parental duties. If this happens, your children and spouse can claim the damage.
Loss of Income
A period of hospitalization after taking a dangerous drug means you won’t be able to earn an income. After recovering, the effects of the drug may force you to work for fewer hours.
A dangerous drugs attorney in Baton Rouge can help you determine whether your claim has merit and the damages you’re eligible to recover. So, don’t suffer in silence because we’re here to help you get on with your life.
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What a Baton Rouge Dangerous Drugs Attorney Can Do for You
When you come to the law offices of Morris Bart in Baton Rouge, our team will provide several services to ensure you get compensated fairly and promptly. Our services include:
- Case Assessment. During the initial consultation, we’ll review your case at no cost to determine who’s responsible for your injuries.
- Private Investigation. More information may be needed to build your case. As such, our team may undertake private investigations to uncover more evidence.
- Expert Witness Interviews. When handling dangerous drugs cases, we often reach out to medical practitioners who analyze the effects of the drug you took.
- Legal Representation. A dangerous drugs case can take different directions. Regardless of the direction your case takes, we’ll provide expert representation and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Medicines are intended to offer relief, but that’s not always the case. Severe effects can arise after taking unsafe medication. Most victims forgo pursuing compensation because they fear taking on pharmaceutical companies and other entities responsible for their injuries.
If you or a loved one suffers harm after taking a medication, the experienced attorneys at the Baton Rouge law offices of Morris Bart are there to help. Contact us today for a free case review.
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