“What should I do after a drug injury?” is a common question drug injury victims ask. Suing a major corporation seems out of the question for most Americans. What many people don’t know is that Woods & Woods only charges if you win your lawsuit. Anyone can afford a drug injury attorney to get the legal help they deserve.
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Liability After a Drug Injury
Many Americans assume that they cannot sue a drug manufacturer after a drug injury; that is plain wrong. Drug manufacturers are sued all the time because they produce defective medicines that injure or kill innocent people. Sometimes the side effects from defective medicines are not known to users for years.
Birth Injuries and Medicines
Birth injuries from medicines are more common that most people would imagine. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “birth defects are one of the leading causes of infant deaths, accounting for more than 20% of all infant deaths.” Many mothers may not realize that their child’s birth defect may be from a medicine they took during the pregnancy.
If your injury was caused by a medicine, you may be able to recover money for medical bills. Because drug injuries are so severe, the hospital and treatment bills can be outlandish. Many families don’t know how they will pay for the staggering amounts of medical bills owed. A drug injury lawsuit may be able to recover money to help with those medical bills. Some drug injury victims may also be able to receive money to cover future medical bills as well.
The Loss of a Loved One
If your family member took a medicine and died from its side effects, you family should consider pursing a drug injury lawsuit. Unfortunately, many people die from medicine related injuries. Many medicines on the market can cause wrongful death by heart attacks, strokes, kidney and liver damage, seizures, and more. Sometimes the deadly side effect isn’t even on the warning label yet.
Class Action Lawsuits
Drug manufacturers seem to always have some sort of class action lawsuit pending against them. Over the years, many drug injury class action lawsuits against drug manufactures have been successful. Drug companies can be sued and they do lose lawsuits. Class action lawsuits compile claimants from all over the country to sue the drug manufacturer together. It is common to have several law firms working together on class action lawsuits.
Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is a preferred method for many law firms compared to class action lawsuits. Like class action lawsuits, MDLs compile many claimants into one court. However, the merits of each case are decided upon individually and we believe the results are better for clients. MDL settlements are usually tailored more in the favor of claimants. We feel that clients get a more fair settlement in a MDL than a class action lawsuit. Your drug injury lawyer will help you get the settlement you deserve.