You may be entitled to a substantial monetary award if you’ve been harmed because of a dangerous drug in Houston. Pharmaceutical companies must be certain that their drugs are safe. If they rush a product to market without thorough testing or fail to reveal potential risks, those drugs can cause serious damage and devastation. Attorney Brian White & Associates will help you fight to hold big pharma accountable for your injuries and get the money you need and deserve.
We offer a free initial case evaluation. Contact our Houston dangerous drug lawyers to arrange a time to sit down to discuss your case in detail today.
How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Help If I’ve Been Harmed By a Dangerous Drug?
You took a particular medication because you believed it was safe. You thought it would make you feel better – not make your life worse. You didn’t know that the pharmaceutical company rushed it through the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety testing requirements. You didn’t know that the drug company decided to hide the potential risks associated with the medication. Now your life has been turned upside down.
Fortunately, you can potentially hold the pharmaceutical company responsible for the harm you’ve suffered. By filing a product liability lawsuit, you can demand compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, drug companies won’t just accept responsibility and write you a check without a fight. Doing so could open the door to many more lawsuits like yours. So, you’ll need to be aggressive and put forward a claim that’s backed by solid evidence and facts. The best way to do that is by enlisting the help of our personal injury attorneys.
Attorney Brian White & Associates has been fighting on behalf of victims of dangerous drugs in Houston for more than 45 years. We’ve seen, first-hand, how much damage a defective medical product can cause. We also know that a financial settlement or award can be life-changing. So, our team is prepared to do whatever it takes to get you the money you need and deserve.
- Standing up to multi-national pharmaceutical companies on your behalf
- Launching a thorough and exhaustive investigation into your case
- Gathering evidence, including safety studies, similar adverse events reported to the FDA, safety recalls, and medical records
- Bringing in experts – including forensic scientists and medical professionals – to ensure that we really understand the details of your case
- Identifying the reason the drug you used was dangerous, and
- Finding a legal basis for holding the drug manufacturer accountable.
Dangerous drug cases can be difficult. Fortunately, when you turn to Attorney Brian White & Associates, your case will be in experienced and accomplished hands. We’ve negotiated substantial settlements and won huge verdicts at trial in these types of cases before. We’ll do everything in our power to do the same for you. All you have to do to get started is reach out to our Houston law firm to arrange your free consultation today.
Pharmaceutical Companies Can Be Strictly Liable For Dangerous Drugs
Dangerous drug claims are a type of product liability matter. In Texas, any company that designs, manufactures, or sells a product can be strictly liable for harm that product causes. This includes prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
Even though medications and drugs are subject to some governmental oversight, it’s really the pharmaceutical companies who are really responsible for making sure the drugs they develop and sell are safe. That’s why Texas imposes strict liability for defects. If a pharmaceutical company puts a drug on the market and it’s unsafe because of a defect, it can be on the hook for resulting damages.
Design Defects: If a drug is inherently dangerous because of the way it is developed or designed, it will be considered to have a design defect. If there’s a reasonable way to create that drug and make it safer, the drug company must do so. If it doesn’t, and the drug is dangerous because of its design, the company can be held accountable for injuries.
Manufacturing Defects: Sometimes drugs aren’t dangerous because of their design, but rather because of the way they are manufactured. This might occur if the drug company uses the wrong ingredient or uses too much or too little of a necessary compound.
Marketing Defects: A marketing defect is also something called “failure to warn.” Simply, this means that the company failed to disclose risks or hazards associated with the use of a drug. These risks wouldn’t be clear or obvious to the patient. A company can be liable for risks that it knew about or should have known about but failed to share.
Note that you can also bring a product liability lawsuit on the basis of negligence. However, in doing so, you’ll have to establish that the company owed you a duty of care, breached it, and caused you harm. With a lawsuit based on strict liability, you don’t have to go through these motions. Rather, the company is on the hook regardless of the level of care that was taken in developing, making, and selling the drug.
We Handle All Dangerous Drug Cases
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been harmed because of a prescription medication or an over-the-counter drug. Our Houston defective drug lawyers will be there to help you fight to recover compensation for all of the harm that you’ve endured. We represent clients in injury cases involving:
- Nexium, Prilosec, and other Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
- Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, and other antidepressants
- Trasylol, also known as Aprotinin
- Avandia (Rosiglitazone), Actos, and other diabetes treatment medications
- Zyban and Wellbutrin
- Painkillers, including Opioids, fentanyl, Oxycodone
- Dextroamphetamine, and more.
If you’ve been harmed because of a dangerous drug that was prescribed to you or sold in a pharmacy in Houston, you could be entitled to compensation. Attorney Brian White & Associates is prepared to do whatever is necessary to recover substantial damages on your behalf. Give our Houston law firm a call to discuss your case and learn more today.
How Do I Know If I’ve Been Harmed Because of a Dangerous Drug?
You probably began taking a medication because you weren’t feeling great, right? Maybe you were diagnosed with an illness or disease or maybe you got into a serious car accident. Whatever the reason, you began to take the medication to help you get and feet better.
If you’re already under the weather, how can you know if the medication is making things worse? How can you know if the drug is causing harm or if you’re just not getting better? It’s important to be aware of how you feel in the days, weeks, and months after you begin a new medication. This is particularly true if the drug is relatively new on the market or if patients have experienced complications or issues in the past.
Make note of unusual side effects, symptoms, or conditions, such as:
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty breathing
- Internal bleeding, or
- Abnormal masses or lumps under the skin.
These might be indicative of complications or more serious issues caused by the drug, such as cancer. When you experience the effects of a dangerous drug or believe that you might be sick, it’s important to seek medical attention and treatment right away. Prompt care can be the difference between minor issues, life-changing complications, and even death.
What Compensation Can I Get If I’m Harmed By a Dangerous Drug?
A dangerous drug can impose significant consequences – both in the short-term and for years to come. Those consequences can be physically painful, emotionally exhausting, and downright expensive. The drug company behind that dangerous drug must be held fully accountable. Attorney Brian White & Associates will fight to make that a reality for you.
Our lawyers in Houston will aggressively pursue damages for all of your injuries and suffering. This could include money for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Present and future medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Wrongful death, and more.
Our team will work closely with experts throughout the investigative and valuation processes. This way, we can be certain that we really understand your case inside and out. When we sit down to negotiate a settlement, we’ll be prepared with hard evidence, expert testimony, and the facts. If insurance companies or drug companies don’t settle, our accomplished trial lawyers won’t hesitate before bringing your case to a jury. That’s the last thing drug companies will want, so they might really be inclined to give a settlement a second thought.
Schedule a Call With Our Houston Dangerous Drug Lawyers Today
Has your life changed because of a dangerous medication or drug? Have you lost someone you love because of a dangerous drug? Contact Attorney Brian White & Associates for help. Our Houston personal injury attorneys can help you fight to recover meaningful compensation from the company that’s responsible. We offer a free consultation, so give our law firm a call today.