If you believe a dangerous medication caused your complications, injuries, or other issues, you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer legally responsible. Compensation may be available to pay for your medical care and other damages. A Gulfport dangerous drug attorney from the Morris Bart law firm will review your case for you and explain your rights.
The Morris Bart law office in Gulfport provides free initial consultations for those who believe a dangerous or defective drug caused their injuries or worsening illness. We can help you understand your opportunities for holding the drug company or another liable party accountable.
Compensation May Be Available Based on Your Injuries
If there is evidence to link your injuries with the drug in question, you may be able to take legal action against the pharmaceutical manufacturer and recover compensation. This could happen through an insurance claim, product liability lawsuit, or mass tort. If many people suffer injuries because of the same medication, a class action lawsuit or multi-district litigation may occur. We can help you decide if you want to join this process.
The recoverable compensation in these cases could include a wide range of damages that you incurred because of your medication-related injuries. These could include:
- Medical bills and future treatment costs
- Lost income if you missed work
- Reduced earning ability if you cannot go back to your job
- Related expenses and losses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Depending on the facts of the case, some defective drug lawsuits support punitive damages. These are designed to penalize the drug company for particularly heinous behavior, such as hiding knowledge of possible side effects, failing to act when there was a problem, or similar wanton recklessness that caused injuries.
Some People Pass Away Due to the Effects of Dangerous Medications
Under Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13, families may be able to recover damages and hold the drug company accountable. Our team understands how these cases work and may be able to represent your family through this process.
Close family members, including surviving spouses, children, and parents, can take this kind of legal action in Mississippi. The recoverable damages could include:
- Expenses including funeral and burial costs
- Lost income
- Loss of services
- Intangible losses suffered by survivors
For a free legal consultation with a Dangerous Drugs lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LTD Attorneys Represent Victims Hurt by Defective Medications
The Morris Bart law firm has represented clients hurt by negligent companies and individuals for more than 40 years. In 2019 alone, we recovered compensation for more than 6,500 clients. You can see some of the most significant cases and recoveries by reviewing our case results page.
We have 15 locations spread across the areas we serve in the Gulf South, including an office in Gulfport located at:
1712 15th Street #300
Gulfport, MS 39501
When we handle a personal injury case in Gulfport, we meet with clients at our office, in their homes, or in another convenient location. They can also contact our team members and their attorney via telephone, texting, email, and more.
This office also serves other nearby areas, including:
- Bay St. Louis
- Long Beach
- Ocean Springs
- Pass Christian
Our attorneys work based on contingency fees. We do not charge clients any up-front fees or any attorney’s fees if we do not secure compensation in their case. If we do not win, you do not pay for our attorney’s services.
Building a Case for Compensation Against a Pharmaceutical Company
While there are some exceptions, the drug manufacturer is generally the liable party when a medication is dangerous or defective. The medication does not have to be recalled to develop a case and hold the pharmaceutical company liable. We must show that the medication is defective and caused your injuries.
In general, there are three ways a medication can be defective or dangerous. This applies to over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications, and even supplements. The three ways defects occur include:
- Design defects, including issues with the chemical makeup of the drug
- Manufacturing defects that affect some batches of the medication or all drugs produced
- Marketing defects, such as poorly worded instructions or missing warnings
Some of the dangerous and defective drug cases we are handling or previously helped clients navigate include:
- Belviq (Belviq XR/Lorcaserin)
- Plavix / Pradaxa
- Zantac (Ranitidine)
If you or a loved one suffered injuries, unexpected complications, or unreasonable side effects after taking any of these medications, we want to talk with you. Our Gulfport defective drug attorneys can review your case with you for free and help you determine what you can do to get justice and hold the manufacturer responsible.
You Have a Limited Time to Get Started After You Discover Your Injuries
There is a statute of limitations on suing liable parties in Mississippi. In most cases, you only have up to three years after you discover your injuries, per Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. Because of this deadline and the complexity of these cases, you should connect with our team as soon as possible if you are considering taking legal action.
Building a case against a pharmaceutical company is not always quick or easy. Gathering evidence may require analyzing studies, working with experts, and taking other steps. We need as much time as possible to develop strong support for your demand for compensation before we approach the liable parties.
Let an Attorney from Morris Bart, LTD Assess Your Legal Options
The Morris Bart law office in Gulfport has an attorney available to review your dangerous drug case today. Our initial consultations and case assessments are always free. When you meet with a lawyer from our team, we will discuss what happened, how it affected you, and who we believe may be liable. We can also answer any questions you may have about the case, your rights, or our services.
Contact us to get started for free today.
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