The new year is always about beginnings and endings. The double entendre of “resolution” sums it all up rather nicely: wrapping up and putting to rest the old while planning for and committing to the new: both what was and what will be. And who is to say what the new year will bring us in the field of personal injury law and especially dangerous drugs – it seems that each year brings more and more cases of unsafe and even hazardous drugs released into the market. Whatever the reason for these drugs’ release (intent, neglect, or chance), the pain they cause in families across the country is unmistakable. Class action lawsuits often result, as, more often than not, a drug released nationally or internationally will affect enough individuals that legal action as a group is warranted.
Qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are some of the best authorities on the legal precedence and history of such cases. All patients should trust their treating physicians, but should also trust their own body’s signals. If you are taking a medication and are experiencing anything odd or out of the ordinary, do not hesitate to speak with your doctor. Additionally, consultation with a pharmacist may be useful, and these professionals often have greater direct experience with medications that the physicians prescribing them.
Dangerous drugs, along with hazardous products, are legally covered by personal injury law. Product law (which covers drugs) is especially strict in holding manufacturers and retailers accountable for any negative effects experienced due to use of their products. “Strict liability” means that neither intention nor neglect need be proven: the simple fact that injury occurred due to product use is enough to support liability.
Of course, manufacturers/retailers are already cautious and responsible about the release of their products. The oversight of government agencies offers further protection. And yet, still dangerous products slip through. The consumer must be vigilant, informed, and careful. If you experience the harmful effects of medication or other drugs, the first step is to seek medical attention as needed.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death after exposure to a dangerous pharmaceutical, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.