Dangerous Drugs

Baton Rouge Dangerous Drugs Attorneys

Dangerous Drug Lawsuit Representation

When you take a pharmaceutical drug, you expect it to work as advertised. Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) examines and approves drugs before they come to market, some dangerous side effects may not become apparent until after thousands of people have consumed them. 

If you suffered unexpected harm after taking a drug, our team at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys can help you enforce your rights, hold the pharmaceutical company accountable, and secure just compensation. Driven by our strong Christian values, our seasoned legal professionals are deeply committed to our clients and care about their well-being. Our Baton Rouge dangerous drugs lawyers have the skills required to win these cases, and we have obtained billions of dollars for thousands of clients. We will be available to you 24/7 and will do everything possible to maximize what you recover. 

You owe us nothing if we do not win, so do not wait to schedule a free initial consultation. Contact us online or call (225) 230-3110 today.

What Is a Dangerous Drug Lawsuit, and Do I Have a Claim?

Dangerous, defective drugs fall under product liability law. In Louisiana, a pharmaceutical company can be held liable for injuries caused by a defective drug under certain conditions. 

You likely have a strong product liability claim if the drug is inherently defective in design. This means that its use leads to harm despite your using it as intended and following all safety precautions. FDA inspections will typically catch design defects before a drug is allowed to be distributed, but some defects have historically slipped through. 

Pharmaceutical companies are also required to adequately warn consumers about the risks of using a drug. This includes instructions for safe and proper use, possible interactions with other drugs, and other inherent risks of using the drug, including potential side effects. If you experience one or more dangerous side effects or develop a condition that is not described in the pharmaceutical company’s warnings, you likely have a case.

Not sure if you have a strong claim? You do not have to go it alone. Our Baton Rouge dangerous drug attorneys can assess your circumstances and help you explore your legal options.

Common Injuries Caused by Dangerous Drugs

Pharmaceutical drugs are designed to relieve pain, resolve health issues, and make us feel better. Most drugs will accomplish their intended tasks, but others can trigger adverse, unintended effects – including permanent, debilitating health conditions – when they are not properly tested or manufactured.

Our team at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys are prepared to represent you if you suffered any of the following adverse health effects after taking a prescribed drug:

  • Birth defects
  • Cancer
  • Depression (and other mental health impacts)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attacks
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Organ damage
  • Stroke
  • Wrongful death

What Are Examples of Dangerous Drugs?

Some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies have been forced to pay billions of dollars in damages and penalties as the result of introducing dangerous pharmaceutical products or failing disclose the risks of consuming them. You may have a claim if you suffered health consequences after using a drug that has already been proven to be defective, or you may be able to join an ongoing legal action. 

Drugs that have been the subject of legal action include:

  • Aranesp
  • Avandia
  • Bextra
  • Depakote
  • Geodon
  • Invega
  • Lyrica
  • Natrecor
  • Opsumit
  • Oxycontin
  • Paxil
  • Risperdal
  • Seroquel
  • Tracleer
  • Veletri
  • Vioxx
  • Wellbutrin
  • Zyprexa
  • Zyvox

Damages You Can Recover in a Louisiana Dangerous Drug Lawsuit

You do not have an unlimited amount of time to file a product liability lawsuit in Louisiana. In most cases, you get one year from the date you were injured to start the legal process, after which you cannot recover damages. However, you may be able to file a claim within one year of the date you discovered (or should have discovered) dangerous drug-related injuries. You may not immediately realize that a dangerous drug has caused cancer, for example. 

In the tragic scenario where a dangerous drug kills someone, qualifying family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. They have one year from the date of the victim’s passing to file a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company. 

You will have a stronger claim if the drug that caused you harm is part of a manufacturer recall. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies will often go to great lengths to avoid admitting fault in product liability matters, and they will almost certainly leverage comprehensive legal resources to fight any lawsuit brought against them. That is why you need our capable team of legal professionals to fight for you. 

Our Baton Rouge dangerous drug lawyers will work to recover compensation for all pertinent losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional distress

When you choose our firm, you are our top priority. Call (225) 230-3110 or contact us online to discuss your case with our compassionate team.

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