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Prescription drugs can prevent symptoms, relieve pain and suffering, and prolong lives, but they can also have unintended consequences when administered incorrectly. Unfortunately, drug errors that harm patients are much more common than you might think. According to data from the National Library of Medicine website, each year 7,000 to 9,000 people die in the United States from medication errors. Hundreds of thousands more suffer adverse reactions or other complications from pharmaceutical medications.
If you have been injured by a drug due to a prescribing or dispensing error by a medical professional, or because of a design or manufacturing defect, a Topeka pharmaceutical injury attorney may be able to help you get compensation. Palmer Law Group offers free consultations to drug injury victims in Kansas. We will take the guesswork out of determining if you have a case.
Since our establishment in 1979, Palmer Law Group has been committed to providing exemplary service that always puts clients first. We are exclusively focused on getting people injured due to negligence the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. Exemplifying this client-first approach is the more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts we have won, including in cases of medical malpractice and product liability related to defective drugs.
When you trust our firm with your case, you will be represented by attorneys who are:
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When you file a drug injury claim against a healthcare provider or pharmaceutical company, their insurers and lawyers will do everything they can to disprove your allegations. Without a knowledgeable Topeka pharmaceutical injury lawyer helping you, you will be at a distinct disadvantage. We know what it takes to prove medical malpractice and product liability claims and can help you by building a compelling case and advising you throughout every step in the claim process. We will:
Our attorneys are fighters. If the evidence shows you were the victim of a pharmaceutical error, we will not back down in standing up for your right to maximum compensation.
Damages are the losses you have sustained because of your injuries. Damages awarded in drug injury claims may include payment for:
This list is not all-inclusive, and your claim may involve additional damages. We can help you understand what you may be able to ask for because of the current and future harm you have suffered.
If you are like many people who have been injured by medication errors, you probably have many questions. Here are answers addressing some of the most frequently asked questions. For answers specific to your case, speak directly to a pharmaceutical injury attorney from our firm.
Why Are Drug Injuries So Common?
There are nearly 7,000 different prescription medications in the U.S. With so many drugs on the market, it is not surprising that overworked healthcare practitioners can make careless mistakes when prescribing or dispensing drugs. Additionally, the pharmaceutical industry is constantly searching for “the next big thing,” which puts tremendous pressure on scientists and researchers to deliver. Sometimes, they allow that pressure to push a dangerous drug to market without adequate testing for side effects or appropriate warnings to consumers.
Who Can be Held Liable in Drug Injury Cases?
Who can be held liable in drug injury cases depends on the circumstances. Doctors who prescribe and administer drugs may be to blame if a mistake causes injuries. Pharmacists who improperly fill prescriptions may be liable for errors that harm people. Drug makers can be held responsible if a drug has a design or manufacturing defect or does not include proper warnings about its usage. Sometimes more than one party can be at fault.
How Much Money Can I Win in a Drug Injury Claim?
There is no simple answer to this question. How much money you could win in a drug injury claim is based on several factors. They include the extent of your injuries, your total damages, and how strong your evidence is against the doctor or drug company. The experience of your attorney in handling drug injury claims also factors into how much compensation you could potentially receive. Our pharmaceutical injury lawyers are highly skilled at getting successful outcomes in medical malpractice and defective drug cases.
What Is a Defective Drug Claim?
A defective drug claim is a claim made against the drug maker. Sometimes defects in a drug’s design can lead to dangerous side effects that harm consumers. Issues during the manufacturing process can cause injuries. False marketing about a drug’s benefits or a lack of warnings about appropriate usage or interactions with other medications can cause patients to be harmed.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation and get answers about your case.
Kansas has a two-year statute of limitations for filing lawsuits in medical malpractice and drug liability cases. You must file within two years of the injury or two years from the date you discovered your injuries, and no longer than four years from the initial incident that led to the injury. While there are some exceptions to the statute, if you are considering a claim, you should not wait to file. In addition to risking getting close to the deadline and potentially losing out on the right to sue, valuable evidence could be lost or forgotten, consequently weakening your case.
When you trust your doctor with decisions about your healthcare, or the prescription drug you are taking to help you and not harm you, it can be a shock to find out this trust is misplaced. If the evidence in your case points to negligence by a healthcare provider or drug company, you have the right to seek compensation. We can help you understand your options.
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