A Texarkana dangerous drugs attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you seek and recover compensation based on the complications, injuries, or worsening illness you suffered. If a defective or dangerous medication caused you preventable health concerns, we want to hear from you. We can assess your case, determine your options, and explain your rights.
We provide free initial consultations from our Texarkana, Arkansas, office. We will meet with you to discuss your next steps and how our team may be able to help. With more than 40 years of experience and 6,500 cases won in 2019 alone, we have the experience and resources to help you navigate an insurance claim, lawsuit, or mass tort.
What Is My Texarkana Dangerous Drugs Case Worth?
The compensation you may be able to recover in a dangerous or defective medication claim will depend greatly on the facts of your case. In general, compensation recovered in this type of claim could include a range of costs and losses incurred. Examples include:
- Medical bills
- Future and ongoing expenses and care costs
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Before we demand a payout from a pharmaceutical company and its insurer, we gather evidence to understand the client’s damages and value their claim. When it comes to a dangerous drug case, there are many factors that could influence the payout. There is no way to know during our first meeting how much we might be able to recover for you, or if a financial recovery will occur at all.
Some of the factors that affect the outcome of your case could include:
- For how long you took the medication and how much you took
- Your injuries and the severity of them
- The value of your claim
- How the medication and complications affected you and your everyday life
- If you suffered a lasting reduction in quality of life
- The strength of our case against the drug manufacturer
What If My Family Member Died Because of a Dangerous Drug?
If you lost a loved one to injuries caused by a defective medication, Ark. Code § 16-62-102 allows their personal representative or their heirs to sue the liable parties and recover compensation. This will include expenses and losses experienced as a result of their death, such as funeral and burial costs, loss of services, and intangible damages.
For a free legal consultation with a Dangerous Drugs lawyer serving Texarkana, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LLC Represents Injury Victims Across the Gulf South
For more than four decades, the attorneys from the Morris Bart law firm have fought to protect the rights of injury victims and pursue justice on their behalf. This includes those hurt by negligent drug companies that manufactured dangerous medications. Our 15 locations across the Gulf South include our Texarkana office.
We charge only contingency fees. Our attorneys do not ask clients to pay anything upfront. If we do not win your case, you will never receive a bill for attorney’s fees. Our fees come as a percentage of the compensation we recover on your behalf.
While our team will meet with you to review any potential dangerous drug injury claim, we have previously handled and are currently working on several of these cases. They include:
- Zantac (Ranitidine)
- Belviq (Belviq XR/Lorcaserin)
- Plavix / Pradaxa
Building a Case for Compensation Based on a Dangerous Drug Claim
Any type of medication can be defective. If it causes unreasonable complications, unlisted side effects, or other serious injuries, it could support a defective drug claim. This is true of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, those administered in an inpatient setting, and even unregulated supplements and similar products.
There are three ways that a medication—or any other product—can be dangerous or defective. They are:
- Design defects: When it comes to drugs, design defects generally occur when there are unintended effects or other problems with the chemical makeup of the medication.
- Manufacturing defects: Manufacturing defects can affect a particular batch of a drug or many batches. There could be a problem with the ingredients, the manufacturing process, or another concern about how the medication is made.
- Marketing defects: Marketing defects in dangerous drugs usually come in the form of missing warnings or unlisted side effects. For example, failing to mention a contraindication with a common diagnosis or an issue when using a certain medication could cause widespread health concerns for users.
In general, there are three approaches to these cases. Which one we use for your case will depend on the circumstances.
- Insurance claim: Filing a claim for compensation against the drug company could lead to a negotiated settlement and money damages for your losses and expenses.
- Civil lawsuit: A civil lawsuit could hold the drug manufacturer accountable for their dangerous drug, and the jury could award you compensation.
- Mass tort: A mass tort, usually a class action or multi-district litigation, may occur if many people took the same dangerous medication and all suffered negative effects.
There Is a Deadline for Suing a Pharmaceutical Company in Arkansas
If we need to sue the drug company or another party based on the facts of your case, we only have a limited time to do so. Arkansas’ statute of limitations on personal injury civil lawsuits is usually three years from the date you became aware of your injuries under Ark. Code § 16-56-105.
It can be difficult to determine the date when the clock began ticking in these cases, and the drug company, their insurer, or another party may try to show you are out of time even when you are not. We understand the challenges of these cases and can help protect your right to sue, represent you during the process, and move your case for compensation through the court system.
Speak to a Lawyer at Morris Bart, LLC in Texarkana Today for Free
You can talk to an attorney from the Texarkana location of the Morris Bart law firm. We provide these free consultations so that prospective clients can learn more about their rights, understand their options, and learn about our services. Let our team evaluate and assess your legal case for free today. We want to help you and your family get justice and prevent the pharmaceutical company from hurting anyone else.
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