Anyone reading this has probably experienced the side effect of a drug at some point. Many prescription drugs are dangerous and have long lists of potential side effects. What happens when you take a drug that injures you from an unknown side effect?
What happens is you can sue the pharmaceutical company for failing to disclose it. The way to do it is to speak with our defective drugs lawyers in Yonkers. Morelli Law is no stranger to pursuing lawsuits against drug manufacturers. We can help you get justice and compensation.
The Role of the FDA in Your Case
Every prescription and OTC drug that goes on the market must go through the FDA’s approval process first. They are responsible for testing products and regulating the pharmaceutical market. That test data is vital to the success of your case.
If your drug injury happened because of an unknown side effect or a problem with the drug that was hidden in the data, you may be eligible for compensation. In fact, some drug companies have buried results completely from regulators just to get their drugs to market faster.
By pouring over the testing data, looking through FDA recalls on the drug, and many other pieces of evidence, our defective drug lawyers can build a case that supports your claim of a drug injury.
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What Compensation Can I Receive for a Defective Drug Case?
Compensation for a drug injury case depends on the damages you experienced. These come in two main types: economic and non-economic. Some of the economic damages you could receive include:
- All medical expenses, past, present, and future
- Travel expenses to doctors
- Lost wages
- Lost income potential
- Medical devices
- Home renovations to accommodate your injury
Non-economic damages are usually calculated based on the economic damages. These damages are harder to quantify and prove, but we have strategies that can help you become eligible for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
As your defective drugs lawyers in Yonkers, our team will go through all possible damage categories and find the ones that apply to you. After calculating the value, you’ll know the true value of your case. Then, we can fight for that value with an insurer or before a court in trial.
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Possible Liable Parties in Defective Drug Cases
The obvious target in a defective drug case is the drug manufacturer. They are the developer of the drug and should have known about the cause that injured you. Yet, there may be other parties involved in the case, including:
- Testing companies
- Shipping companies
- Third-party vendors
- Doctors and pharmacists
Identifying all the responsible parties in your defective drug case is another important task for your lawyer. Once we know who to sue, we can investigate their assets and insurance policies, level of fault, and other factors to continue pursuit of your compensation.
The good thing for you is that you don’t have to worry about all the fine details. Once you have a lawyer on your side, you can focus on recovering from your injury while we handle all the details of your case. You won’t have to negotiate with any of these parties. That’s our job.
How Soon Should I Contact a Lawyer?
As soon as you realize your drug injury, the clock starts ticking. Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) § 214, you have three years from the discovery of your injury to start your claim or lawsuit. After that, your case will be denied in court and the insurers will have all the cards.
It’s easy to stop the clock, though. All you have to do is speak with a defective drugs lawyer and agree to their services. One of the first tasks they’ll do is “toll,” or pause, the statute of limitations. That gives them all the time they need to do their investigation of your case.
There is no benefit to waiting once you’ve experienced your injury and seen a doctor for a diagnosis. Plus, since consultations are free, there is no risk in asking one of our lawyers about your situation.
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You trusted your doctor and the drug companies to give you medication to heal you. Instead, it harmed you. Let us offer a different sort of remedy by helping you with a lawsuit. Our defective drug lawyers in Yonkers at Morelli Law Firm are waiting for your call or email. Your case evaluation is free and without obligation.