Liability For Drug-Related Injuries
If you have suffered a serious injury, illness or disability because of a dangerous drug or medical device, you may not know exactly who is responsible. You may not know whether you have legal standing to bring a claim for your losses. All you know is your life has been turned upside down, and you need help pursuing compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. in New Haven, we have the knowledge and the practical experience to help you safeguard your legal rights and maximize the compensation you can seek under the law. We will listen to your story, determine what happened and take steps to hold the responsible party accountable for its negligence.
Who Is Liable For Drug-Related Injuries?
Depending on the facts of your case, there are several possible avenues for pursuing compensation, including an individual or class action lawsuit. Responsible parties may include:
- The drug manufacturer — Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to thoroughly test new drugs and ensure that they are as safe as possible. If a manufacturer fails to take sufficient care to make sure a drug is properly tested and labeled with appropriate warnings, it may be legally responsible for any resulting injuries.
- The doctor who prescribed the medication — Sometimes an adverse reaction to a drug is not the fault of the manufacturer or distributor, but a doctor who fails to prescribe it properly. If you should not have been given a certain drug, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the prescribing health care provider.
- The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program — If you or your child suffered an injury as a result of a defective vaccine, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses. Vaccine injuries are handled differently from other claims, under a federally funded program.
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After a drug-related injury, speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. This allows your attorney to begin collecting important evidence and building your case to maximize your chances of success. At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., we offer a free initial consultation so you can learn more about your options. Please contact us at 203-800-7343 or 888-692-7403 toll free.