Were you or a loved one hurt because of a dangerous drug? An experienced NYC defective drugs lawyer can make a world of difference in maximizing the amount of compensation you may be entitled to recover.
To learn more about your legal options, call Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., today. We offer a free consultation so that you can get the legal advice you need.
How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Help if I Was Harmed By a Defective Drug in NYC?
Prescription drugs have vastly improved the quality of life for countless patients. Some of these technological advances have even been life-saving. Generally, you expect the medications your doctor prescribes to be safe. Your doctors and pharmacists probably share in that expectation.
Unfortunately, sometimes big drug manufacturing companies rush through the FDA safety testing process. That can help them get drugs onto the market more quickly so that they can start making a profit sooner, rather than later. While that can be great for drug companies, it can lead to devastating consequences for patients if the drug proves to be dangerous.
Pharmaceutical companies don’t like to admit they were wrong. They know that millions–if not billions–of dollars could be at stake, especially if a class action lawsuit is filed. They also have virtually unlimited resources, so can hire teams of defense lawyers to make it hard for victims to get the money they need. To succeed in a product liability lawsuit, you need an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer in your corner.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we’ve been fighting for injured clients for more than 40 years. In those years of experience, we’ve recovered millions for our clients. We know what it takes to stand up to insurance companies and corporations who will do everything they can to pay less than you deserve.
When you hire our New York defective drug lawyers, you can expect that we will:
- Take a comprehensive approach to investigating and finding out what made the drug you took so dangerous
- Stand up to big pharmaceutical companies who will try to scare you into backing down
- Work with medical experts and specialists who can provide solid evidence that the drug caused your injuries
- Locate safety reports, FDA reports, and other medical records to support your injury claim
- Find out whether anyone else was hurt because of the defective drug
Standing up to a multinational pharmaceutical company isn’t easy. We know it can feel overwhelming to even consider this type of lawsuit. Our lawyers have a proven track record of success going toe-to-toe with these big corporations–and we know what it takes to win.
With our qualified personal injury attorneys in your corner, you can greatly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation to cover your losses. You don’t have to wait to get started. Reach out to our law firm to set up your free initial consultation today.
Big Pharma Can Be Strictly Liable for Injuries Caused By Dangerous Drugs
Defective drug cases are a type of product liability claim. Companies that make products for consumers have a duty to make sure those products are reasonably safe. When they don’t, they can be held strictly liable for damages–even if the plaintiff can’t show that the company was somehow negligent.
There are three primary types of defects that can form the basis for a product liability lawsuit: manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects.
A manufacturing defect is an error in the manufacturing process. Drugs that suffer from manufacturing defects are generally safe by design, but might have been made using the wrong process, formula, or ingredients.
In other words, the product would have been safe if made correctly–but a mistake was made in the manufacturing process that rendered the drug defective. Drug companies can be held strictly liable for these errors.
A drug that suffers from a design defect is inherently dangerous in the way it’s designed. While some drugs are always going to carry risks, companies are responsible for using the safest alternative. If there was a safer design alternative and it would have been reasonable for the drug company to use that option, they can be held responsible for ignoring that option.
Drug companies have a duty to warn consumers about any known dangers involved in taking the drug. Most drugs come with a laundry list of potential risks and side effects. In a case involving failure to warn, drug companies can be held liable for failing to disclose known risks that wouldn’t have been obvious to the person taking the drug.
We Handle All Types of Defective Drug Cases in NYC
- Prilosec, Nexium, and proton pump inhibitors
- Diabetes treatment medications, including Actos, Avandia, and Invokana
- YAZ or Yasmin
- Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil, and other antidepressants
- And more
If you were prescribed a dangerous drug and hurt because of it, you could be able to hold the manufacturer accountable. To learn more about recovering fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered, call an experienced NYC defective drug attorney today.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we’re always available to take your call–and your first consultation is always completely free of charge.
Signs You May Have Been Hurt By a Dangerous Drug
It isn’t always easy to tell if you were hurt by a defective drug. Most drugs carry the risk that you could suffer negative side effects. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the drug is defective, but it’s always important to pay close attention to your reaction to any new prescription drugs.
Some signs that you might be suffering adverse side effects include:
- Heart palpitations
- Abnormal lumps under the skin
- Problems breathing
- Blurred vision
Make sure to document any symptoms that you have–and seek medical care right away. Some seemingly minor symptoms could actually be a sign of a much more serious problem, and it’s important to get a doctor’s opinion right away.
The key to recovering compensation in these types of cases is identifying the defect that caused your injury. You need financial resources and expert help to effectively pinpoint the cause of your injuries. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we’ll put in the resources and manpower necessary to get to the bottom of what happened in your case.
Ready to learn more? Call our law offices to arrange a free case review with an attorney experienced in handling these types of injury claims.
Deadline For Filing a Defective Drug Lawsuit in NYC
You don’t have unlimited time to act if you were hurt because of a dangerous drug. Every state limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. These laws are called the statute of limitations.
The New York statute of limitations gives you three years to file a product liability lawsuit against the company responsible for making the dangerous drug. If you lost a loved one because of the drug, New York state law gives you two years to file an action for wrongful death.
Our lawyers are ready to get to work on your case right away. For help meeting the deadlines that apply in your case, give us a call to arrange a free case evaluation today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Defective Drugs in NYC?
Defective drugs can cause dangerous side effects. You deserve full compensation for all of your losses. Our personal injury attorneys at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., will fight to hold the manufacturing company fully accountable.
That means we’ll fight to recover fair compensation for both your economic and non-economic losses.
In other words, we’ll work to recover money for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical bills
- Lost future earning capacity
- Physical therapy and rehab
- In-home care
- Long-term care
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and PTSD
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damages for wrongful death
Prescription drugs are huge moneymakers for pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. If you were hurt because the drug company rushed the product onto the market, you deserve to hold them accountable for the pain they’ve caused.
This can be easier said than done. Dangerous or defective drug cases are almost always extremely complicated. You have to pinpoint the exact defect that made the drug so dangerous–and then prove that you suffered some type of harm because of that defect.
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. has the resources and experience needed to succeed in your case. If you were injured due to a defective drug, call us today for more specific information about how we can help you and your family get the fair compensation you deserve.
Contact a Trusted NYC Defective Drugs Lawyer For a Free Consultation Today
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our attorneys will identify every potentially responsible party in your case. Then we’ll demand compensation from every party who shared in the blame. To learn more about your legal right to compensation, call an experienced NYC defective drugs lawyer for a free case review.
Time is always limited, so give us a call today. Our firm represents clients harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices across New York City.