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Dangerous drugs can refer to prescription medications with design, manufacturing or marketing defects. Dangerous drugs can lead to serious and even fatal side-effects for patients. Dangerous drugs can also refer to mistakes made by physicians and pharmacies that lead to the wrong medication or dosage given to a patient. At Gerber Injury Law, our attorneys are passionate about fighting for justice on behalf of clients with injuries from dangerous drugs. We may be able to help you recover compensation from the party at fault for your incident.
Why Choose Us?
- We know how to take on powerful defendants such as doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and drug manufacturers on behalf of injured individuals and families in Arizona.
- We have trial experience, with a lead attorney who spent years as a prosecuting lawyer before going into personal injury law. In that time, he participated in more trials than any of his peers.
- We do what it takes to obtain the best possible results for our clients. Our attorneys have secured more than $55 million for clients since 2001 using tailored legal strategies.
What Is Considered a Dangerous Drug?
When a patient accepts a prescription from their doctor, they trust their doctor to inform them of any dangers or possible side-effects involved with taking the drug. They also expect their physician to prescribe a dosage that will not cause them internal damage or induce behavior that puts them at risk of personal injury or harm. Unfortunately, there are occasional times when a doctor, or other medical professional, is negligent and harms a patient through the dangerous drugs prescribed. An aggressive Phoenix injury lawyer could help a victim of this kind of medical malpractice to fight for justice and win adequate payout for his or her injury.
Injuries Caused by Dangerous Drugs
In some cases, a doctor may prescribe a dosage that is too high, causing the patient to suffer toxic poisoning or an overdose. Other times, a physician may prescribe a drug that has not been approved or adequately tested to determine its safety. Such drugs could cause permanent damage to the patient immediately or in the future.
Also, if a doctor of physician is negligent and prescribes a drug that causes severe side effects such as dizziness, nausea, or mental impairment, a person could be injured while attempting to perform day-to-day tasks such as cooking or driving because they were not properly warned by their physician as to the effect the drug would have on their physical abilities. Contact a committed and passionate Phoenix injury lawyer right away if you have suffered injury due to any of the above.
Arizona Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Laws
You might have grounds for a medical malpractice claim if the drug that injured you would not have, had the physician prescribed it correctly. If your injuries stemmed from a mistake by your doctor in prescribing the wrong drug or the wrong dosage, your case would take the form of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Gerber Injury Law has experienced medical malpractice lawyers who can help you bring your claim.
You might have a product liability claim if the drug was dangerous from a mistake by the manufacturing company. Drugmakers have strict duties of care they must obey in creating, producing and packaging reasonably safe drugs for patients. A design, manufacturing or marketing defect could lead to a dangerous drug injuring or taking the lives of unsuspecting consumers. A product liability claim may not require proof of the defendant’s negligence to compensate you for your damages.
You might have a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit instead if someone’s negligence led to the medication error. If, for example, you lost a loved one due to a drug administration error by a nurse, you could have a wrongful death claim against the hospital that employed the nurse. Attorney Ken Gerber can review the facts of your dangerous drug case to let you know what type of lawsuit you have. Then, he and his associates can assist you with the relevant claims filing process in Arizona.
What to Do Next
If you suspect a dangerous drug caused your recent injuries, collect as much information about the situation as possible. Keep the drug packaging, copies of your medical records, and your treatment plan or prescription in an organized file. If you complained to anyone about your injuries, such as a pharmacy or drug manufacturer, write down your incident report number or the name of the person who took your report. Do not collect a settlement for your drug-related injuries from an insurance company until you have spoken to a personal injury lawyer.
Once you have gathered information about the incident, bring it to a lawyer at Gerber Injury Law for analysis. We have offices conveniently located in Phoenix, Peoria, Mesa, Scottsdale, Surprise and Avondale, Arizona where we can meet with clients for free initial consultations. Our lead lawyer, Ken Gerber, can review the facts of your case, listen to your story and answer your questions. Then, he can advise you on the next steps forward. If you have grounds for a claim to damages, we may offer our services to help you obtain maximum results.
Consult With Qualified Legal Representation
Gerber Injury Law has experience handling all kinds of dangerous drug cases throughout Phoenix. Whatever injury you have sustained because of a negligent doctor and dangerous drugs, our firm could help you get compensation. We have more than 20 years of experience in personal injury law and are ready and willing to use our vast knowledge and resources to build a strong case on your behalf and fight for maximum compensation. Call now to learn more!
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