It’s not easy to win lawsuits against harmful prescription drugs and their manufacturers, but it is possible. Learn how you can see if you have one.
Some drug companies are so motivated by profits that they are willing to place dangerous drugs that can injure or kill people into the marketplace.
That’s just the cost of doing business to them.
So – even if they have to pay several hundred million dollars in lawsuits for a drug that made them billions – it still makes a net profit for them.
Make no mistake about it – prescription drugs are hugely profitable. In fact, 55 drugs in 2013 made at least $1 billion.
Many of these drugs are intentionally marketed in illegal ways to maximize sales. Some drug companies also set up their own funds to pay off consumers. Then they make the rules ridiculously complex so they don’t have to pay out as much money as they should.
If you’ve sustained severe complications due to a dangerous drug – or a loved one was killed –you need a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side.
How do you know if you might have a valid prescription drug injury claim? Here are some telltale signs:
- You Take One of These Well-Known Culprits
Many drugs have already been linked to dangerous complications and/or death and are already the basis of litigation in several states.
These are some of the most common drugs that have been alleged to cause injuries and/or death:
- Actos / Pioglitazone
- Testosterone Products
- GranuFlo / NaturaLyte
- Xarelto / Rivaroxaban
- Samsca / Tolvaptan
- You Suffer from a Serious Medical Condition and Experience a Serious Injury
Those drugs we named above are used to treat fairly severe medical conditions, ones like:
- Liver malfunctioning
- Irregular/rapid heart beat
Unfortunately, these drugs often cause severe injuries, medical conditions, or even death themselves.
For example, you could experience:
- Blood clots
- Heart attacks
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Serious birth defects in your child
- Liver failure
So in this case, the symptoms are obvious.
- It’s Likely Nothing Else Caused Your Injury
Medical conditions get confusing fast. Doctors, as intelligent and well-intended as they are, make mistakes. They don’t always understand what’s causing the bad problems that happen in your body.
And it’s not always clear, either. The human body is a mysterious, fascinating thing we don’t fully understand yet.
To eventually win your claim, you’ll have to show it’s likely nothing else caused your injury. Just to keep it simple, you should have taken a prescription drug known to cause serious problems for people like you.
A simple Google search often reveals if other people are filing lawsuits against the prescription drug company you’re suspicious of.
- You Should File Your Claim As Soon As Possible
The good thing about Missouri is you have a much longer time than other states to file your prescription drug injury claim. Missouri law views it as a “product liability” case, and you get 5 years from your original date of injury to file your claim.
But, if you suspect a prescription drug injury, you should file your claim as soon as possible. That’s because judges and juries believe victims who act fast are telling the truth.
If you think you’re likely to experience future injuries, don’t worry about that. Even if you file your claim early, you can recover damages for future damages as well. Acting quickly also helps you to remember all the various doctors/hospitals you have treated with and the facts associated with your case while they are still fresh in your mind..
So if you suspect a prescription drug injury, contact a personal injury lawyer ASAP.
It’s free, so the worst that can happen is you just find out you don’t have a valid claim.