Prescription medications save billions of lives around the world. However, some drugs cause serious side effects about which manufacturers may not adequately warn consumers or which may be used inappropriately. This can lead to serious injuries in death. When this happens, patients should talk to a dangerous drug attorney in Fort Lauderdale from Montero Law.
Parties Liable for Injuries or Death Related to Dangerous Drugs
Identifying defendants in a dangerous drug case often requires a lot of research. The patient may blame her doctor. The person or company that is actually responsible, however, may have given the doctor misleading information about its uses or possible complications. Your pharmacist may be required to provide important information about medications; if he does not offer this counseling, then he could be liable. Depending on the situation, blame can shift quickly.
When identifying defendants, it is important to work with your lawyer to determine all potential parties that could be liable for damages. They may include:
- Your doctor
- A pharmaceutical representative
- Your pharmacist
- The company that manufactured the medication
Montero Law will do the necessary research to determine who is liable and will help you get your lawsuit started.
Drugs That May Cause Complications Warranting a Lawsuit
All drugs come with a risk of side effects, and it’s up to pharmaceutical companies, doctors, pharmacists, and other professionals to warn patients of those risks. If a drug manufacturer does not adequately evaluate a particular risk or does not warn of a known risk, then it could be liable for any resultant injuries or deaths.
For example, some have filed lawsuits against manufacturers of testosterone therapy drugs like AndroGel claiming that the companies failed to adequately warn of the risk of heart attack and stroke. Below are some other drugs that may be the subject of lawsuits.
This is far from an exhaustive list. Talk to your doctor about any side effects you experienced while taking a particular drug. And if you think you have a valid case against a drug manufacturer or other party for your medication-related injuries, then talk to a lawyer.
Statute of Limitations for Drug Injury and Death Cases
Florida’s statute of limitation laws are somewhat complicated when it comes to drug injury cases. If you decide to pursue a case against a drug manufacturer, you will have four years in which to start litigation. The clock typically starts on the date when you discovered the injury or medical condition resulting from use of the medication. However, if your injury is a result of medical malpractice by a doctor or pharmacist, you have two years in which to file a claim.
But regardless of how much time you have, get started right away to begin exploring legal options, collecting evidence, and building your case.
Start a Drug Injury Liability Case by Contacting Montero Law
Contact the Montero Law to learn more about how you can seek compensation if you or a loved one suffered injuries because of a dangerous drug. Call us at 954-767-6500 or use our contact form to schedule your consultation.