We all know that drugs are dangerous, even over-the-counter drugs. Wise people read labels carefully to know how much to take and what the potential side effects and drug interactions are. This can save your life, but what happens when this information is wrong or incomplete?
Defective drugs attorneys in Mount Vernon like those at our firm step in to get compensation for the victims of drug injuries. Morelli Law Firm has helped with many cases like these, from single person injuries to mass tort cases like the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits.
How Common Are Defective Drug Injuries?
More common than you might think. Since 2012, the FDA has averaged over 1,200 recalls each year for defective drugs on the market. A recall can pull the drug from the market or require an update in side effects and warnings that notify the public about how to use it safely.
The most important recall types are Class I. These signify dangerous products that could cause death or a severe health complication. From 2012 to June 2021, there have been 1,317 of these recalls. Thousands of others caused temporary or serious health problems (Class II).
Anyone who took those drugs could have been injured. The most dangerous drugs to take are drugs that have been on the market for less than a year. Often, but not always, a drug that has been out for that long has proved its safety.
Isn’t Suing a Pharmaceutical Company Difficult?
It is certainly challenging, but it is not impossible. Our law firm secured the largest ever vaccine injury verdict for a man’s partial paralysis from his daughter’s polio vaccine. He was awarded $22.5 million in compensation.
These companies have a lot of money and a lot of lawyers, but justice isn’t a matter of income and clout. It’s a matter of evidence and the law. Our Mount Vernon defective drugs attorneys are not afraid of standing up to pharmaceutical companies and making them pay for defective drug injuries.
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What Sort of Compensation Can I Expect?
Compensation covers the costs and consequences of your injury, so the amount depends entirely on the circumstances of your case. However, we can tell you some of the compensation we fight for in defective drug cases, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Medical gear, should your injury make you disabled
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Disability payments
- Non-economic damages like pain and suffering
We can say that we will tabulate all the costs you’ve suffered and work to get you the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to by law. This process starts as soon as you’ve hired us as your defective drug lawyers.
What Defective Drug Cases Have You Worked on?
In addition to the polio vaccine case, we’ve helped with many mass tort cases, including Zofran and the recent Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cases. We’ve also worked on cases involving the drugs Vioxx, Chantix, and Avandia.
Our partner, Benedict Morelli, was co-counsel in the first Vioxx trial. He was able to secure a $235 million dollar verdict for the plaintiff. This drug doubled a patient’s risk for heart attacks and strokes.
We are one of the most experienced defective drug law firms in our practice region, and we have a history of success in the courtroom. If you feel a drug has harmed you, we encourage you to talk with us.
Hire Morelli Law As Your Defective Drugs Lawyer
To get started on your case, it’s simple. You can call Morelli Law Firm at the number on your screen to schedule a free consultation with our defective drugs lawyers in Mount Vernon. Alternatively, you can use our case evaluation web form, and we can contact you by phone or email.
At your consultation, we’ll listen to your story of what happened and do research on the drug you took. If we feel you have a case, we’ll let you know and talk about how we’ll approach your case and the process of suing a pharmaceutical company.
Your consultation is absolutely free and without obligation. We look forward to hearing your story and giving you guidance about your defective drug injury.