Many people trust that the pharmaceutical drugs they are prescribed are effective, safe, and carefully researched. Mistakenly, they think big pharma is keeping the health and safety of their consumers at the forefront. The truth is that in many cases, pharmaceutical companies are driven by their bottom line, and the health of patients is not a priority.
Right to File Litigation
A person who has been injured by a pharmaceutical drug, or has lost a loved one due to the use of a pharmaceutical drug, has the right to file litigation to recover compensation for their loss. Pursuing a lawsuit against big pharma is not something that is easily accomplished, and anyone that is considering such a lawsuit should speak to an attorney who is experienced in this area.
Right to Compensation
People who have experienced serious side effects from prescription drugs might be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Determining eligibility, as well as the amount of compensation they can recover, is a matter best addressed with an attorney experienced in this type of litigation. Generally speaking, victims may recover the following types of restitution.
Actual, or economic damages, are one type of compensation generally available. Actual damages include items that are easily proven, such as:
- Medical Expenses: This includes all medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury, both past, present, and future. It also includes any necessary rehabilitation and prescription drugs.
- Lost Wages: When the injury prevents the victim from being able to work, they may be able to recover for wages lost.
Non-economic damages may be recoverable as well. These damages can be harder to put a dollar amount on, and doing so often requires expert testimony. Examples include:
- Pain & Suffering: Victims often experience severe pain from their injury, and this compensation is designed to reimburse them for that discomfort.
- Loss of Normal Life: Many victims are unable to participate in normal activities as they did before, and this compensation is designed to reimburse them for this loss.
At Hendler Flores Law, we take great care to consider the impact of your injuries and understand that no amount of compensation will erase its catastrophic impact; however, holding the responsible parties accountable can help bring you peace of mind during this time of crisis.
Speak With A Lawyer At Hendler Flores Law
Hendler Flores Law has years of experience taking on big pharma. We’d like to hear your story and speak with you about your rights. If you or a family member has fallen ill from taking prescription medications, contact our firm to learn what compensation you may be entitled to.