How do I know whether or not I have a dangerous drug claim?

How do I know whether or not I have a dangerous drug claim?

You might have a dangerous drug case if you or a loved one has suffered harm, health deterioration, or death because of a dangerous or defective prescription drug.  If that is the case, you may have a defective prescription drug case, and be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

While nearly everyone can have an adverse reaction to a prescription drug, that doesn’t always mean you have a solid dangerous drug claim.  However, if a pharmaceutical company fails to adequately warn people about potential adverse effects, hides known risks, or is otherwise negligent, and you suffer an injury because of a bad side effect, you could have a valid claim against the pharmaceutical company.

Known Dangerous Drugs

There are several drugs currently on the market that have already been shown to have adverse effects and are thus the target of class action lawsuits.  A drug does NOT need to be recalled before you have a valid case.  In fact, many of the drugs that are currently the subject of lawsuits have not been recalled by the FDA.  Also, just because a drug has received FDA approval does not mean it’s safe, nor does it preclude you from hold a drug manufacturer liable for injuries caused by their products.

The following are drugs on the market that have known side effects:

  • Abilify
  • Crestor
  • Cymbalta
  • Farxiga
  • Fosamax
  • Lipitor
  • Mirena
  • Paxil
  • Prozac
  • Viagra
  • Zofran
  • Zoloft

If you have been prescribed one of the drugs in the above list, you could be entitled to compensation if you’ve been injured or suffered adverse reactions. Remember, the above list is not a complete list.  If you believe you have been harmed by any prescription medication, you should contact an experienced injury lawyer right away.

Act Quickly – Dangerous Drug Claims Have Strict Deadlines

Like any other type of injury claim, dangerous drug claims are subject to strict timelines that must be followed if you want to follow a claim.  The statute of limitations in most dangerous drug claims is two years from the time you discover you were harmed by a dangerous drug.  In some cases, the timelines may be shorter.  If you fail to file a claim within the prescribed time limit you could lose your right to seek compensation – forever.  There are rarely exceptions to these time frames, so it’s important that you talk with an experienced attorney as soon as possible upon realizing that you’ve been hurt by a dangerous drug.

Get A Winning Team on Your Side Right Away!

If you have experienced the negative effects of a drug, it is crucial you contact an experienced and knowledgeable defective drug attorney as soon as possible to protect your case, review your legal options, and get the help and guidance you need.

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