When prescribed, dosed, and used properly, prescription drugs can make our lives better. They can clear up infections, fight viruses, soothe pain after a surgery or injury, and even save our lives. Nearly all of us will receive prescription medication at some point in our lives. For the vast majority, the benefits will far outweigh the drawbacks.
That said, thousands of people every year suffer injuries—and in worst cases, die—after taking dangerous and defective drugs. Despite all the safeguards in place, which include FDA research and careful monitoring from doctors and pharmacists, bad drugs slip through the cracks every year and cause harm.
The effects of dangerous and defective drugs can range from minor—like unpleasant or inconvenient side effects and a brief hospital stay—to major. Some victims experience lifelong damage, the need for extreme medical intervention, or even death. If you suffered injuries after taking a dangerous or defective drug, you have rights and you deserve compensation. A dangerous and defective drug lawyer in Bristol can help.
The legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC specializes in fighting for the rights of patients who suffered adverse effects after taking a dangerous or defective drug—and we take the outcome of your case personally. Our attorneys treat you like family. We have a strong track record of fighting to get our clients the case results they need to recover.
We know how to build a strong case using substantial evidence to hold the drug manufacturer and any other responsible parties liable. We can help you win the compensation you deserve and we will keep you informed throughout the entire process. Call 215-642-2335 to schedule a free consultation.
Do You Know the Difference Between Defective and Dangerous Drugs?
There are important distinctions between defective and dangerous drugs. No matter what kind of drug caused your injury or illness, the legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you win the compensation you deserve.
A defective drug is one that has a different effect than the intended result. In other words, a defect in the drug causes it not to work properly. In best case scenarios, the defect simply renders the drug ineffective. If you are not as lucky, it can result in adverse effects. For instance, if a drug prescribed to help you sleep instead causes night terrors and psychological trauma, it may be defective.
The potential causes of defective drugs are many. Sometimes there is a breakdown between the research and development stage and the actual formulation of the drug. Other times, the drug is properly formulated, but an error in the process of manufacturing, storing, and transporting it causes problems. Our team investigates the drug you took to determine the source of its defect. This helps us build our case and demonstrate liability.
We can help you win compensation even if the drug you took has not caused adverse effects in others who took it. Perhaps you got a bad batch or maybe the pharmacy that dispensed your drug mishandled it. They may have given you the wrong drug or the wrong dosage of the right drug. There are endless possibilities as to why a drug you took was defective. Our job is to figure it out and gather evidence to prove it.
A dangerous drug is one that never should have hit the market in the first place. Generally, dangerous drugs come to be due to faulty research that either delivers an improper conclusion about the effects of a drug or fails to identify harmful side effects the drug causes. In dangerous drug cases, the processes to manufacture, store, and transport the drug may work exactly as they should, but the medication still causes harm because the formulation itself is dangerous.
No matter if the drug you took was defective or dangerous, our team fights for your rights and holds the responsible parties liable.
You Could Be Eligible for Several Forms of Compensation After Taking a Defective or Dangerous Drug.
Fighting a drug company on your own is fraught with difficulty. They have limitless financial resources, including a highly paid, highly trained legal staff to shield them from liability. You deserve top representation of your own. We know how to fight and win against drug makers and we can help you recover the following damages.
If your adverse reaction resulted in a hospital stay or the need for surgery, doctor’s care, or any other medical services that cost money, we make sure you receive compensation for this. We pursue the responsible party for both your current and your expected future medical costs.
We pursue compensation if you had to miss work while recovering from the effects of a dangerous or defective drug. If the adverse effects caused long-term damage that made it difficult to work and earn a living, we pursue the responsible party for the difference between what you are earning now and what you should be earning.
Pain and Suffering
It is difficult to assign a dollar value to your pain and suffering. Because of this subjectivity, it is important to have an aggressive legal team fighting for the maximum in compensation. Our attorneys fight for every dollar you deserve.
In the course of our investigation, we might determine that the responsible party was not merely negligent in your case, but exhibited particularly reckless or malicious behavior. In such situations, we can pursue them for punitive damages. A judge can order punitive damages to punish the responsible party for wrongdoing and to deter others from repeating their mistakes.
Call 215-642-2335 Today for Free Consultation With a Dangerous and Defective Drug Lawyer in Bristol.
Are you ready to get started? The legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC knows how to win compensation for patients who suffered injuries due to dangerous or defective drugs. Let us put our skills to work for you. The sooner we start working on your case, the sooner you can receive compensation. Call our office at 215-642-2335 to set up a free consultation.