Toledo Drug Injury Lawyers
Medical treatment can give you and your family hope in the event of illness or injury. Powerful medications and drugs can improve our lives. However, there are unfortunately many incidents where these drugs cause harm to those whom they were supposed to help.
Who is to blame for a drug injury? Our Toledo personal injury lawyers have investigated many of these cases and understand how to determine who owes you compensation in the event you suffered harm.
Do not hesitate to contact a skilled lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick if you or a loved one have been badly injured by a drug. Our team has years of experienced helping victims through the complex legal process required for recovering damages.
Drugs Injuries Are Common
There are many ways that powerful prescription or over the counter drugs can cause terrible harm. The Office of the Surgeon General of the United States estimates there are over 20,000,000 patients misusing prescription drugs every year. This problem seems is all too common in the Toledo area as well.
Many drug injuries involve patients at Toledo area pain clinics or children’s hospitals. Furthermore, many victims are hurt when their medications have a devastating reaction with other medications or substances consumed by the patient.
Our drug injury attorneys have seen victims affected by the following:
- Dangerous increase in blood pressure
- Damage to internal organs
- Hemorrhages which can also cause stroke
- Heart attack or heart failure
- Depression which can cause an increase chance of suicide
Who Is Liable for Your Drug Injury?
Almost every pharmaceutical injury comes as a complete surprise to the victim and their family. Perhaps the drug was not properly developed or not administered.
It can be very difficult to know what happened and who holds responsibility. To recover damages for the harm that you sustained, it’s essential that your legal counsel to prove fault.
As Toledo drug injury lawyers who have seen many of these cases, we find that one of the following parties is generally responsible for the harm in defective drug cases:
- The pharmacist – Pharmacies must have skilled professionals who understand how to properly handle drugs and fill prescriptions. You can be badly hurt or killed if you get the wrong drug or the wrong dosage.
- The doctor – A doctor must practice with great care when they prescribe powerful drugs for their patients. Errors can result in devastating side effects, and drugs mixed with other drugs or substances can result in harm or death.
- The drug manufacturer – Drugs must be properly researched and tested in their development. Rushing a drug through the testing process, or having an unsafe production facility, can cause a deadly product to reach patients who are totally oblivious to the danger that they face.
How A Drug Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Recovering damages is extremely important after a drug injury. You may have large medical bills that continue to add up, and you might not be able to work for a long time. However, many lawyers are not experienced in handling these types of cases.
Your legal counsel must understand how to determine exactly what happened and how to negotiate with the drug companies and hospitals. To secure the compensation, our Toledo drug injury lawyers will:
- Research your medical history including drugs prescribed by doctors
- Review drug side effects, as well as the history of drug recalls
- Determine if physician, nursing staff, or pharmacist practiced in a negligent fashion
- Review your case with third-party medical and drug experts
- Document the full extent your injuries and how they will affect your life going forward
- Negotiate will all insurance companies involved for an appropriate financial settlement
- Recover your damages at trial if no acceptable settlement offer is given
Do Not Delay in Taking Action
Those impacted with injuries from powerful drugs cannot wait to act. Your injuries can be life-threatening, and they will only get worse if you do not seek appropriate help.
In addition to finding competent medical assistance, a knowledgeable lawyer can help you with your case. This includes helping you get treatment, negotiating with the insurance and drug companies, and fighting for everything you deserve.
However, Ohio’s statute of limitations can be an obstacle. This requires you to act within a certain amount of time and failing to do so may result in your case being dismissed in court.
It can be difficult to know the statute of limitations that applies to a drug injury. Medical malpractice cases in Ohio must be brought within one year. An exception to this can include a situation where your harm is not evident at first. However, no medical malpractice suit can be filed after four years. On the other hand, your claim might be against the drug manufacturer. In these cases, you have a two-year statute of limitations.
Compensation for Drug Injuries
If you become injured by a defective drug, the financial burden can be overwhelming. You should not carry this financial burden alone if someone else was responsible.
A drug injury claim can help you recover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium, or loss of familial relationships
- Physical limitations
Our drug injury lawyers have helped several victims in and around Lucas County get what they need after a dangerous drug caused them harm. We can help you and your family too.
A Lawyer from Kisling, Nestico, & Redick Can Help You
Our Toledo drug injury lawyers have years of experience investigating drug injuries and medical accidents. We will have to gather significant amounts of evidence and conduct many interviews in order to build a strong case for your recovery.
If you may have been hurt by a dangerous or misprescribed drug, call a knowledgeable drug injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with a product liability attorney today. Contact our office in Toledo today at (419) 324-8205. We offer 100% free initial consultations, and there are no costs unless you recover compensation.