Did you or a loved one suffer from a defective or improperly administered pharmaceutical drug? If so, the attorneys of The Benton Law Firm are standing by to help make sure that justice is served. You could be eligible for significant compensation for the medical expenses and pain you’ve dealt with. So please don’t wait to contact our Forth Worth drug injury attorneys now.
Every day, people are diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, depression, and anxiety. Along with these diagnoses, your doctor will likely develop a treatment plan that usually involves pharmaceutical remedies. However, what happens if a drug you have been prescribed is more harmful than helpful? If you or a loved one has incurred adverse side effects and damages due to a drug a medical professional prescribed, contact The Benton Law Firm at (817) 935-8000 to discuss your situation. Our Fort Worth drug injury lawyers can help determine your legal rights and options against the relevant pharmaceutical company (or companies) for injuries their drugs may have inflicted upon you.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm
While it might seem simple enough to fight this kind of claim on your own, it truly requires the skill of an attorney to navigate these complex waters. You may think that all you need to do is show a judge your medical history and your prescriptions and then relate how you started experiencing some harm after a new prescription was started.
In reality, the legal system has complicated a simple cause-and-effect analysis. Learning what is required of good legal evidence is not quick and simple. Fighting against a massive pharmaceutical company and its attorneys is not a battle to be taken lightly.
A Fort Worth drug defect attorney from The Benton Law Firm can ensure that burdens of proof are met, good evidence is procured, and proper showings are made to the court regarding cause and effect to ensure the best results possible in your case. From filing the petition to requesting discovery of business records, trust one of our experienced attorneys to handle these nuanced matters for you. Trying to tackle such an important case alone is a huge risk that may result in you being denied the recovery you deserve.
Types of Drug Injuries
While many drugs come with side effects, a drug injury is considered a serious side effect or adverse reaction experienced by the patient prescribed the drug. Common drug injuries and the correlating drugs that can cause them include the following:
- Birth defects: Drugs prescribed to pregnant women may cause birth defects. Whether it is known or unknown that some drugs have teratogenic effects is a question often addressed. This issue is the focus of litigation against pharmaceutical companies in these cases. Common drugs known to cause birth defects are certain antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and anti-nausea drugs.
- Increased risks of embolism: Drugs that interact with the body in a way that strains the circulatory system have often been the subject of lawsuits because of their increased risk of blood clotting, heart attack, and other related circulatory issues. Common drugs in this vein are birth control pills like Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella and testosterone replacement or supplement therapies.
- Increased risks of diseases related to treated illnesses: This type of drug injury is associated with some diabetes management drugs on the market because they may increase the risk of amputation, heart attack, and ketoacidosis. Though these conditions may naturally occur with diabetes, it has been shown that some drugs that treat the condition may also increase the risks of serious side effects in some people.
- Increased risks of cancer: Sometimes medicines come with an increased risk of cancer. Even though the drug may do what it has been prescribed, it may be possible to litigate against the manufacturer if it also causes cancer in the patient.
Although this is not an exhaustive list of commonly litigated side effects, adverse reactions, or drug injuries, it does serve to provide examples of what certain medicines may do to some people and how those effects can entitle you to compensation from the manufacturer(s) of the drugs.
Analyzing and Addressing Your Drug Injury
If you are prescribed various medicines and are concerned about some of the side effects experienced, it is important to speak with your doctor as soon as possible to address your concern. Recognizing and reporting an issue is the first step toward rectifying it. While your doctor may have been the one who prescribed the medicine to you, it is still important to speak with him or her about any observed changes you have noticed as a result of your prescriptions. Together, you may be able to assess whether or not the effects are normal or more problematic.
Researching is also a good tool to implement as you begin to address your drug injury. Relying solely on one person or one doctor to assess your injury is only part of the battle in remedying your injury. Researching any history of lawsuits or the experiences of others in their history of taking a particular drug may help assess your injury and potential outcomes, rights, and next steps.
If you have assessed a drug injury and believe it was caused by a medication, calling a personal injury attorney to discuss your case is the most critical step toward seeking justice and remedy. While notifying the drug company that an injury has been caused may be good, it usually will not result in compensation for the damages you may be suffering. Contacting an attorney at The Benton Law Firm to discuss your case and your rights will ensure that you are not letting the drug companies get away with keeping a dangerous drug on the market and hurting more people.
Contact a Fort Worth Drug Injury Lawyer Today
If you have suffered an injury caused by prescription medicine, call the Fort Worth personal injury lawyers of The Benton Law Firm so that one of our attorneys can discuss your situation, assess your case, and fight for your rights. You should not be alone in your fight against any pharmaceutical company. You should not have to struggle with further physical, mental, or financial hardship due to injuries caused by the companies. Contacting The Benton Law Firm at (817) 935-8000 so that we can fight for you and get the remedy you deserve is the first step toward rebuilding your life. We are here for you and concerned with your best interests, so call us today.