When you are prescribed a medication, you expect that you will know all of the risks and potential consequences up front. Thompson Law wants to keep drug manufacturers responsible for thoroughly testing all of the materials that are ultimately approved for use by the public. However, in certain situations, they may not be aware or may not publish the serious issues associated with taking their medication.
If a drug is defective and you sustain critical injuries or a loved one dies as a result, this could form the basis of a dangerous drug lawsuit. No one expects to become the victim of a dangerous drug lawsuit, and yet it happens more often than you think.
When manufacturers do not conduct appropriate clinical trials or attempt to conceal some of the more dangerous aspects of their medications, the only way to recover compensation for the injuries you have suffered as a result is through a defective drugs lawsuit.
Many different medications have become the subject of additional research studies, FDA adverse event reports, and claims by individual patients and the physicians who have prescribed these medications about concerning problems that emerge when someone begins taking the drug. It may be difficult to distinguish between a minor symptom and the potentially devastating side effects of a dangerous drug.
Some of the most disturbing side effects are relatively silent until the issue has erupted into a serious medical condition that may or may not be reversed. No patient should have to pay the price because a drug manufacturer did not exercise the appropriate due diligence in order to warn people of the risks. Sadly, Thompson Law knows this happens all too often and usually patients do not find out about it until dozens or hundreds of reports have been filed with the Food and Drug Administration.
The Food and Drug Administration will only initiate investigations or recalls after enough reports and research studies have raised allegations that draw potential connections between devastating side effects. When you take a dangerous drug, however, your life may never be the same. Not being able to make an informed decision about your future and the type of medications you take could have big costs for you as well as your family. You may have to get additional medical treatment to address the new conditions that have emerged as a result of a dangerous drug, and you may have life-changing impacts that haunt you for years to come.
Thompson Law wants you to do your part and report your concerns about a dangerous drug to the FDA and to a Dallas dangerous drugs attorney. By doing so, you could be taking the first step to holding the drug manufacturers accountable. Holding them accountable could help to prevent other people from suffering in this similar situation, and it may be the only way for you to recover the necessary compensation to put this issue behind you.
If you begin to notice strange symptoms after taking a medication prescribed by a physician, share your concerns initially with the doctor. Some side effects are to be expected and your doctor should do his or her part to inform you about these potential risks before you start taking the medicine. Certain risks, however, such as those associated with dangerous drugs may not be readily apparent and you may not realize the life-changing consequences linked to these medications until it is too late.
Taking the medication and not raising your concerns to a physician can also make things more difficult for you as it relates to recovering. Ignoring the situation could allow other medical conditions to develop or worsen and some of these can even be life-threatening. Any major symptoms should be noted and shared with your doctor immediately, in order to consider alternative medications or whether there is the potential that this drug is defective.
Manufacturers often rush products to the market because of their desire to recoup an investment of the money they have spent on research and development. However, the dangerous drug attorneys at Thompson Law know this should never be done at the cost of the health of the patients taking the medication.
When a drug company prioritizes profits over your health and leaves you and your physician without the opportunity to evaluate the consequences of medicine, they could be held accountable in a dangerous drug lawsuit. If you have been prescribed any medication that has left you with medical conditions or related problems, you need to report these to your doctor immediately and determine whether or not you need to speak with a dangerous drug attorney.
No individual or family should have to go through this situation and yet the law does empower you as a victim to file a lawsuit to help recover compensation for the injuries you have sustained. While your life may never be the same after taking a dangerous drug, you may be able to hold the drug company liable and recover the compensation you need for your medical treatment.
Any medical decision is important. Do not stop using any medication without first consulting your physician.
We provide dangerous drug victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Dallas defective drug injury lawyers will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.
Get medical treatment! Your health and safety are the most important thing, and your first priority should be seeking immediate attention from a hospital or doctor. Not sure that you’re injured or how serious your injury might be? You should still seek immediate medical attention if you are in a car accident, truck wreck or any other type of accident.
Getting immediate medical treatment does two things: First, it makes sure that any injuries you sustained are properly diagnosed and treated and second, it helps eliminate any doubt that your injuries were caused by the accident. Often, the shock and adrenaline of an accident can mask symptoms of injury, but making the mistake to skip getting checked out can have serious consequences. By seeking prompt medical treatment, you protect both your health and your ability to seek compensation for medical bills and time off work, with the help of your attorney.
A competent and skilled personal injury lawyer is almost always necessary to get full and fair compensation for injuries you have sustained in an accident. Most defendants, whether individual drivers or commercial vehicle operators, are covered by liability insurance. Those insurance companies are not obligated to protect or take care of you. They are there to take care of the defendant (their customer) who caused your wreck or accident.
An expert personal injury attorney should be able to help you not only force that insurance company to pay for the injuries and damages the defendant caused, but will also do their best to make sure that you are compensated for every category of damages you may be entitled to, some of which you may not even be aware of: medical bills, future surgical costs, time off work in the past or time you may have to take off in the future, as well as the pain, suffering, and impairment that many injured people experience.
If you are injured in any type of accident, your first priority should be to seek immediate medical attention, even if you are not certain that you are injured. Seeking immediate medical treatment does two things: 1) it ensures injuries you sustained are diagnosed and treated; and, 2) it helps eliminate any doubt by the insurance company that your injuries were caused by the accident.
Often, the shock and adrenaline of an accident can mask symptoms of injuries, so making the mistake of skipping a medical examination can have profound consequences. By seeking prompt medical treatment, you protect both your health and your ability to seek compensation for your injuries with the help of your attorney.
If you were in a motor vehicle accident we have also detailed here what to do after a car accident.
A skilled personal injury lawyer is necessary to get full and fair compensation for injuries you sustained in an accident. Most defendants, whether individual drivers or commercial vehicle operators, are covered by liability insurance. Those insurance companies are not obligated to protect or take care of you. Insurance companies exist to protect the defendant (their customer) who caused the wreck.
A personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for every category of damages to which you are legally entitled. These damages can include things like: medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain & suffering, punitive damages, loss of limb, diminished mental function, physical impairment, scarring or disfigurement, emotional or mental trauma, and loss of consortium (in wrongful death claims). Further, you may be entitled to future medical bills, future lost income, future pain and suffering, and other damages in severe injury cases.
Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage can help save the day if you are hit by an uninsured driver or if you are the victim in a hit-and-run collision. In short, UM coverage is an add-on coverage that drivers can add to their auto insurance policies that will protect them in the event that they are in an auto accident with a driver who either does not have insurance or cannot be located. You can contact your insurance provider to confirm whether your policy includes UM. If you do not have this coverage, the personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law recommend that you consider adding UM to your auto insurance policy today.
Absolutely not. It’s important to leave the investigation to the professionals. They know exactly how to work a case to determine all of the facts and details.
Some of the most devastating injuries caused by careless driving happen to pedestrians. As a pedestrian, you have the same right to be free from injury and harm caused by the irresponsibility, error, or negligence of others as any motorist on the road. In is important to obtain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you are injured as a pedestrian. The right attorney will see that you receive the medical care you need, guide your damage claim process, and receive full compensation for your injuries.
Typically, yes. If a family member is seriously injured or killed in an accident, or if the injured party is a minor child, then it may be appropriate under the law for a parent, spouse, relative, or legal guardian to file a claim or lawsuit on behalf of the injured or deceased party. These types of claims are complex, and usually depend on the type of relationship involved, as well as the individual facts and circumstances of the injury. Calling the experienced personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law is step one to explore filing a legal claim on behalf of your loved one.
If the other vehicle involved in your crash was an 18 wheeler or another commercial vehicle, call an attorney immediately. Companies who own commercial vehicles and 18 wheelers often have their own team of investigators who will arrive on the scene immediately working on the driver’s defense case. The sooner you involve an attorney of your own, the better your chances are of receiving compensation for your injuries and damages.
No. They aren’t trying to help you. They’re trying to protect their drivers and reduce their costs. That’s why they have a team of lawyers ready to flock to the scene of any accident. Don’t accept any form of compensation until you talk to your attorney. Most victims of 18 wheeler crashes sustain more injuries than victims of normal crashes, and can receive higher compensation as a result. Don’t let them fool you into accepting a smaller payout for your injuries and damages. Your injuries could require years of medications and surgeries, and the company will try everything to avoid making huge payouts. Call your attorney and let them do the negotiating on your behalf.
The best personal injury attorney has three major characteristics: Excellent customer service, cutting edge technology, and a willingness to take cases and win at trial. Ask your potential attorney about the client experience they offer, what kind of technology they use to make your life easier, and when was the last time they took a case to jury trial. Asking these types of questions will give you guidance on what kind of experience you can expect as a client and what kind of results you can expect at the end of your case.
Thompson Law has high ratings from clients for its emphasis on customer service, and its attorneys have achieved significant results on small, large, and complex cases alike. No matter if you have been involved in a minor car wreck or are dealing with catastrophic injuries from a rarer and more devastating event like a terrible workplace accident, dog bite, or an 18 wheeler wreck, Thompson Law can assist you.
Yes! Thompson Law is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free consultations. If you have been injured in a truck wreck or car accident, hurt in a slip and fall incident, or otherwise injured from the negligence of another person or party, give us a call any time at 1-800-LION-LAW. We can speak to you over the phone, chat online through our website or social media outlets, or arrange an in-person meeting at your convenience. Our team is ready to help!
An insurance company will not pay medical expenses or other damages as they come due; rather, after they have accepted liability, the insurance company will make a one-time, lump-sum final payment only at the end of your case. Dealing with medical expenses, and obtaining the proper medical care, after an accident can be tricky. But it does not have to be! Call the personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law, who can explain how to deal with the “day-of” hospital bills, how to continue to receive the care you need, and ultimately how to recover an appropriate settlement that takes care of your bills from the incident as well as fair and just compensation for you.
Let’s be honest: this isn’t a legal show on TV and your case will not settle in the next hour – or even tomorrow. The true answer is: it depends. We find that most cases settle within 7-10 months from date of incident; but the timeframe in your case could be shorter or longer depending on: the facts and circumstances of the accident; the length of time it takes you to complete medical treatment; and the character of the insurance company, or companies, involved in your case. In the event that your case cannot settle pre-litigation and it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit, the litigation process alone can take 1 to 2 years due to the court system and legal process necessary to prepare for trial. But because so much of the timeline depends on the facts and circumstances of your unique case, call Thompson Law today to discuss the personal injury claims process.
Thompson Law receives an attorney fee and you pay no legal fees as our client unless we pay you. Thompson Law has 350 years of combined experience in legal representation and has won over $1.8 billion dollars in cash settlements for our clients. We master the art of managing client cases with empathy, compassion, respect and, of course, prodigious skill. Contact us today for a free, risk-free consultation to discuss your accident and your options.
State law limits the time you have to file a claim after an auto accident. If you have been injured in an accident, call now to get the help you need.