Chicago Dangerous Drugs Attorneys
If you were prescribed a drug that caused you harm, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a lawsuit against the drug’s maker. At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we are here to help you and your family in your time of need.
For the majority of people, prescription drugs can change their lives for the better. Depending on your specific illness or condition, the right medication can make it possible to comfortably go about your day without the pain or symptoms you would typically experience, increasing your quality of life tenfold. Whether the medication was prescribed for pain, depression, or some other condition, the doctor and pharmacist should go over how to properly take the medicine and detail the common side effects you might experience. These side effects are typically minor, and while they may be inconvenient or a nuisance, they shouldn’t put your health or life in jeopardy. Unfortunately, there are instances when dangerous drugs hit the market and cause severe side effects that endanger the public. When this happens, you need to take legal action against the drug manufacturer to hold it liable and recover damages.
Pharmaceutical companies are expected to put their drugs through rigorous testing and trials to verify the safety of their products well before marketing them to the general public. These lengthy and extensive trials and tests ensure the safety of a prescription drug for the duration a patient is using the mediation. While most drugs that eventually make their way to the market are safe and effective to use, some drugs are dangerous and are later shown to cause serious and unintended side effects for some patients—side effects that can cause serious damage and drastically change your life.
Unfortunately, many pharmaceutical companies will not pull a drug from the market right away due to the impact a recall could have on their sales, even if there is considerable evidence to suggest the drug is dangerous. If you or someone you love has been affected by a dangerous prescription drug, the Chicago dangerous drug attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you take legal action against the drug’s maker.
Suffering severe side effects from a dangerous prescription drug can be devastating to you and your family. You initially took the medication to treat your illness or symptoms and get well. But when negligent pharmaceutical companies produce a faulty product or do not remove it from circulation, the drug intended to help you can instead cause more problems. To learn more about how you can take legal action against the drug manufacturer, contact the Chicago dangerous drug attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today by calling 312-346-8620.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Taking legal action against a drug company is no small task. Because of their size and seemingly endless resources, these companies can often intimidate people into backing down, refuse to hear your case, or try and settle outside of court for a small amount of money in hopes that you will go away. Additionally, there are only a few specific circumstances where you can take legal action due to a dangerous drug. Just because you experience an adverse reaction or side effect from medication doesn’t necessarily mean you have the right to take legal action and pursue damages. Typically, you can only sue a pharmaceutical company, hospital, or pharmacist if any the following took place:
- A drug company failed to pull a known manufacturing defect from the market promptly
- The drug manufacturer failed to warn consumers of any known risks
- A doctor or pharmacist improperly disbursed a medication by either prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong amount
- A hospital improperly administered drugs
By working with a powerful and experienced legal professional, we can examine every detail of your case to determine fault and go over every possible option to recover the maximum amount of financial compensation. In some cases, this may mean filing multiple lawsuits against multiple negligent parties. The lawsuit process can be incredibly complicated and requires a skilled attorney with the background and knowledge necessary to navigate the confusing and nuanced legal system. From discovery to filing paperwork, there are many steps you have to go through. Most of all, you need an attorney committed to your case so you don’t have to worry about it and can focus on the most critical thing—recovering from your injuries and getting back on your feet.
Why Choose Us?
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, our legal team has seen its fair share of dangerous prescription drug cases and knows just how devastating they can be for the victims and their families. We understand this is a difficult and stressful time in your life, and want to do everything in our power to help you become whole again not only physically, but also financially. When you suffer at the hands of someone else’s reckless actions and require medical treatment or have to miss work, you shouldn’t have to pay any money out of your pocket. Our caring and compassionate personal injury lawyers know how much people depend on recovering financial compensation in these types of cases, and that’s why we won’t rest until we get every penny you need and get the justice you deserve.
Types of Dangerous Prescription Drugs
No pharmaceutical company sets out to make and sell a drug that could be dangerous and cause harm to innocent people. But when they rush a drug to market without thorough testing, ignore warning signs that a drug could be dangerous, or fail to act quickly to remove a drug from pharmacy shelves and production lines, they are willingly putting innocent lives in jeopardy. Just because the Food and Drug Administration approves a drug doesn’t mean it is 100% safe and not potentially dangerous. And while FDA-approved drugs are supposed to be tested thoroughly, mistakes happen. When they do, people just like you can suffer long-term disabilities or in severe cases, death.
Whether you’ve required long-term hospitalization, emergency procedures, or other expensive forms of medical care, you need financial compensation to help you stay out of bankruptcy and avoid financial ruin. Some common types of prescription drugs that have the potential to be dangerous include the following:
- Opioids and other painkillers
- Cholesterol-reducing statins
- Birth control
- Blood thinners
- Propecia for hair loss
- Prednisone or cortisone
- Medications to treat Type 2 diabetes
- Stimulants used for ADHD treatment
If you have taken any of the above drugs and suffered serious medical complications because of it, you may be able to pursue legal action and recover financial compensation to pay for medical expenses and other damages. Contact the Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today to schedule your free consultation.
Recovering Compensation Through a Dangerous Drug Claim
The very idea of taking on a large pharmaceutical company may seem overwhelming and even impossible. With their endless stream of cash, vast resources, and large legal team, it’s easy to think that your chances of success are small. However, our legal team has the experience and resources necessary to fight for your rights, in and out of court.
Bearing that in mind, we may be able to recover compensation that offsets the costs associated with your recovery, including, but not limited to, the following:
- All past, current, and future medical care you may require
- Emotional trauma you and your family experience
- Any diminishment to the quality of your life
- Lost wages or inability to return to work
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement or disability
- Punitive damages
We know that this is likely to be a tough time for you and your family, and that’s why the attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC have made it their life’s work to help you through every step of the legal process so you can put this terrible experience behind you once and for all.
Contact Us Today
These types of cases can be incredibly difficult and involved. That’s why you need a qualified legal professional on your side every step of the way to hold these reckless pharmaceutical companies liable. If you were prescribed a drug that adversely affected your health, you might be able to recover compensation by filing a lawsuit against the drug’s maker. To speak with an attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC about how you or someone you know has been affected by a prescription drug, please call the Chicago dangerous drug attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC at 312-346-8620 today, or contact us online.