Manufacturers of all consumer products are responsible for producing items that are safe for their stated use. This also applies to pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and sell medications which millions of people depend upon. Sadly, the makers of these drugs sometimes fail in their obligations, causing serious drug injuries to occur.
If you have suffered unexpected injury or illness from a defective medication, you could be owed compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim. A knowledgeable dangerous drug lawyer can provide more information and help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to. Schedule a free consultation today.
Establishing Fault in Dangerous Drug Cases
Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a duty to produce a product that is safe for its intended use. If consumers use a drug according to the dosage instructions, they should know what potential side effects could occur and should not encounter unexpected illnesses or injuries. To prevail in a case that states a drug was unreasonably dangerous, a plaintiff must prove one of the following:
- A design defect resulted in a dangerous substance
- Errors in the manufacturing process resulted in a dangerous product
- The drugmaker did not provide proper instructions for safe use
In addition, the injured person will also need to establish that the person or entity owed them reasonable care, failed to provide this care, and as a result, injuries occurred. Speaking with a qualified attorney from Childers, Schlueter, & Smith, LLC can help individuals to better understand the process for proving liability in a dangerous drug claim.
What Kind of Compensation is Available in a Dangerous Drug Claim?
Drug companies that cause injuries to customers by allowing unsafe products to be on the market can be held liable for any resulting harm. Possible compensation includes payments for the medical care needed to treat physical injuries. This can involve an ambulance ride, ER treatment, hospitalization, and rehabilitation.
However, defective medications can impact more than just a person’s physical health. They may also cause significant harm to an individual’s emotional well-being and quality of life. Those who sustain these kinds of harm are entitled to seek reimbursement in addition to what is provided for their physical injuries.
A defective drug attorney can help show that a person’s unexpected illnesses was a result of the dangerous substance that they took, and they can use that illness to request financial compensation.
Speak with a Dangerous Drug Attorney for Trusted Legal Guidance
If you or a family member have developed a severe illness after taking a defective medication, you have the right to claim damages from the negligent party.
A dedicated dangerous drug lawyer is ready to listen to your story. Set up an initial consultation with a member of the skilled team of attorneys at Childers, Schlueter, & Smith, LLC today to consider your options for moving forward.