Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Aug 28, 2015 in Consumer Alerts
Dangerous drugs can lead to harmful side effects and irreversible injury. To learn more about the most commonly asked questions regarding pharmaceutical litigation, read on.
Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are important medications, saving lives and improving the health of many people. However, sometimes these drugs can be harmful; whether from dangerous side effects or pharmacy error, causing illness, injury and even loss of life. Pharmaceutical litigation is the law practice that deals with lawsuits involving medication.
Yes, the FDA does regulate medication – but there are occasions when certain drugs may be rushed through the approval process, leaving insufficient time to properly study all potential side effects. Or, there may be a significant time lapse in between the consumption of the drug and side effects, so that the harmful impact is not discovered until after the drug has been approved.
Errors in testing and manufacturing can occur in over-the-counter medications just as they can for those available by prescription. An experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorney can evaluate your situation and determine if legal action can be taken. Contact Gordon & Partners at 1 (855) 722-2552 today for further information specific to your case.
Yes, there is a statute of limitations for pharmaceutical lawsuits, so if you feel you might have a claim, you should consult with an attorney right away. Contact Gordon & Partners at 1 (855) 722-2552 and we can review your case and advise you accordingly.
Pharmaceutical lawsuits can be complex, so often the hours and resulting costs can be significant. However, the attorneys at Gordon & Partners do not charge you unless we recover financial damages for you. So if you think you might have a case, please call us at 1 (855) 722-2552 and we can give you a better estimate of the time involved after reviewing your case.
Not necessarily – often drug manufacturers and other defendants involved in a pharmaceutical lawsuit will attempt to settle out of court, once they understand the seriousness of your intent to pursue legal action. We will work to obtain the best possible settlement for you – whether that means negotiating inside or out of the courtroom.
Just because a drug manufacturer wants to stay out of the courtroom does not mean they will negotiate fairly with a consumer. Remember – they are protecting their interests, not yours, so their goal is to minimize any damages paid to you. An attorney who is experienced in pharmaceutical litigation understands the legal responsibilities of the drug companies – and how to protect the rights of the client, not the company. Contact a Gordon & Partners attorney at 1 (855) 722-2552 and we can assess your case.
Always inform your doctor of any known allergies or side effects to medications you have previously received. When you pick up a prescription, check first to make sure it is the correct medication you were prescribed. Read any accompanying literature that describes side effects – and if you aren’t given information regarding side effects, ask the pharmacist to provide that to you.
Just because the drug manufacturer isn’t confirming your symptoms as side effects does not mean your illness isn’t related to the drug. You need the help of an experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorney, who can review your case and consult with appropriate medical experts for a detailed assessment. Contact Gordon & Partners at 1 (855) 722-2552 today for further information and advice specific to your case.
For more information, please see the following related pages on our website:
Mass Torts Drug Litigation
Pharmaceutical Litigation FAQs
Prescription Lawsuits FAQs
Pharmaceutical Legal Glossary