We trust that the medications and medical devices that are recommended to us by doctors will heal us. We have a right, at the very least, to expect that these products will not hurt us.
However, our Atlanta defective drug attorneys have decades of experience helping innocent people hurt by medications and medical devices. This very fact demonstrates that too many large pharmaceutical companies and device makers cut corners with their products.
Defective products are always dangerous. But injuries caused by defective medical devices and drugs are particularly tragic.
Can You Sue a Drug Company?
You can sue a drug company for harm sustained while taking their product. Some lawsuits against drug companies address impurities and contaminations. Some address inadequate testing and deceptive marketing practices. Others address serious or deadly side-effects that may have been minimized or kept from the public entirely. The best way to learn if you have cause to fil suit is through a free and confidential consultation with a qualified defective drug attorney.
Types of Defective Drugs and Devices
Modern prescription drugs and medical devices are exceptionally powerful. They act in complicated ways and stimulate your body to produce hormones and chemicals. As such, they must be carefully designed, calibrated and manufactured.
However, the profit motive often induces pharmaceutical companies into cutting corners with design and manufacture. These companies can also use unethical tactics to receive approval from overwhelmed and under-funded federal regulators.
Our defective drug attorneys have seen innocent patients hurt by:
- Birth control medications and devices, including IUDs
- Hip replacement devices
- Vaginal mesh
- IVC filters from Bard, Volcano, Cook, Johnson & Johnson and other companies
- Dietary supplements such as Hydoxycut
- 3M Bair Hugger
- Medtronic Insulin Pump
- da Vinci Robotic Surgery devices
How Long do You Have to Sue a Drug Company?
The statute of limitations on defective drug lawsuits varies from state to state. In Georgia, victims of dangerous or defective medications have two years from the date of injury to take legal action and seek compensation for their damages.
Specific drugs we've handled include:
- Testosterone therapy
It's important to remember that all sorts of medications and devices can prove defective and hurt those they were intended to help. You should contact our defective drug attorneys if you've suffered an injury related to your use of a device or drug (prescription or over-the-counter).
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How Much do Drug Injury Lawyers Cost?
Most drug injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t pay for legal services or fees until the case is won. If you lose your case, the lawyer doesn’t get paid. If you win your case, the lawyer will take a percentage of the verdict or settlement. The total amount you will pay your personal injury lawyer should be agreed upon during your initial consultation. It is typically between 33 and 40 percent.
Defective drug litigation is exceptionally complicated and technical. It requires a keen understanding of difficult legal concepts, medicine and issues related to engineering and manufacturing. It's important you find the right attorney to pursue your case.
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, our defective drug attorneys understand all of the issues involved in this type of litigation. We understand the severity of the injuries you've suffered. And we know how to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their mistakes.
We'll be happy to discuss your injuries at a free consultation. We'll listen to your story and help you decide if legal action is appropriate for you.
If you live anywhere in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you've suffered an injury from a defective drug or medical device, you should speak to our defective product attorneys as soon as possible. Please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today for a free consultation. You can also call us at 404-760-7400.