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If you’ve been prescribed a medication, the expectation is that the medication will improve or stabilize your condition, as intended by your physician. In the United States, we expect that prescription medicines have passed the FDA ‘litmus test’ and are safe to take.
You are undoubtedly aware that certain drugs can cause side effects — as detailed on the container label and/or extended information printed out by your doctor or pharmacy. Certain prescribed medications may also have contraindications; either they can cause harm if taken with other medicines, or if you have an existing condition or allergy which makes the prescription absolutely inadvisable.
An Auger & Auger South Carolina dangerous drugs attorney will be knowledgeable about the regulations and laws in place, and also be familiar with any current prescription medication under question. Although we are handling many litigations involving dangerous drugs, the following are examples of just a few:
Please give our office a call when you or a loved one has suffered unexpected adverse outcomes or dangerous side effects from any prescribed medication. Meanwhile, we have provided answers to the three frequently asked questions listed below:
What are My Rights If I’m Harmed by a Dangerous Drug?
If you were hurt by unexpected drug side effects, you can pursue a case under the product liability laws. These laws hold manufacturers of products — including drugs — accountable for releasing high-risk products to consumers.
When a drug manufacturer fails to warn you of potential dangers, or when a pharmaceutical company releases a drug that causes unexpected harm when used as intended, they can be held liable for losses. Victims do not even need to prove negligence for a drug company to be held accountable and made to compensate them — they simply need to prove the drug was used as intended and was the direct cause of the damage they’ve endured.
How Can I Receive Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Dangerous Drug?
In the case of dangerous drugs, it will sometimes require going to court to receive compensation for injuries or adverse reactions that have caused you harm. You may need to file a claim and prove that the drugs hurt you in order to convince a jury to award you damages. However, not all plaintiffs pursue their own independent court case. Because so many people tend to be hurt when a drug turns out to be defective, class actions and multi-district litigations (MDLs) are common in defective drug cases.
Before you become part of one of these mass claims, give our South Carolina dangerous drugs attorney at Auger & Auger a call — so they can determine the best way to get the compensation you deserve. It may also be possible to negotiate a settlement with the drug company, which would mean avoiding court altogether while receiving an agreed-upon payment for damages.
How Can a South Carolina Dangerous Drugs Attorney Help Me?
If you have experienced harmful reactions from a prescribed medication, your local South Carolina dangerous drugs attorney at Auger & Auger would like to speak with you! Our firm has successfully stood up to big drug companies and won fair compensation for our clients. We care about your losses and will work hard to get you the money you deserve.
Contact us today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!