We go to doctors expecting to get better, not worse. Unfortunately sometimes the exact opposite happens. For example, while most prescription drugs in most cases help people, some drugs are more dangerous than others. Some drugs are defective while others have terrible side effects that patients are not warned about. When these dangerous drugs are prescribed the results can be life altering, or even in the most serious cases, life ending. The people who are hurt by these drugs deserve justice. Contact our Washington D.C. dangerous drugs attorneys.
What Remedy Do I Have if I Have Been Hurt By Dangerous Drugs?
If you are injured by a dangerous drug you may have the right to file a lawsuit and receive financial compensation for your injuries. Doing this is a complicated process and you are best served by using an attorney who has experience representing victims of dangerous drug injuries and their families. Of course, it is important to understand that each jurisdiction has a different statute of limitations. That is, each jurisdiction has a different strict timeline in which these suits must be filed. So it is very important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after you or your loved one is injured in order to ensure that you can exercise your rights before it is too late.
How Much Financial Compensation Can I Receive?
The exact amount of financial compensation you are entitled to will depend on the details of your case. However, some of the different injuries and expenses you might be compensated for include:
- medical costs including future medical costs;
- rehabilitation costs;
- lost wages and lost earning capacity; and
- pain and suffering.
If your loved one has died as a result of his or her injuries you may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs as well as compensation for the loss of your loved one’s companionship and support.
What Will You Have to Prove?
Generally in a dangerous drug case there are three things you must prove. The first is that you were injured. The second thing you must prove is either that the drug you were given was defective or improperly marketed. Improper marketing can include having unreasonably dangerous side effects that you were not warned about. The final thing you must demonstrate is that this defect or improper marketing caused your injuries.
Call Bertram Law Group Today
If you have been injured by a dangerous drug, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries. You should call an experienced Washington D.C dangerous drug attorney. In Washington D.C. you should call Bertram Law Group PLLC at 202-803-5800. In addition to our local work we also work with counsel across the country handling these serious cases. We will happily discuss the details of your case with you and determine whether we can be of help. This consultation comes at no cost to you. Additionally, if we take your case, we will only be paid if you obtain money in a settlement or as a result of a successful trial verdict.