Maryland Drug Injury Attorney
If you’ve been prescribed a dangerous, inadequately tested, or defective drug, you may be able to collect compensation for any adverse effects that you experience. When they’re working as intended, pharmaceuticals should ultimately support and promote your health.
If a drug works in direct contrast to its intended function, you could experience devastating health problems. When a drug compromises your health, your quality of life and ability to make a living could be hampered indefinitely. Seek out the help of a skilled drug injury lawyer to help you hold the pharmaceutical company accountable.
An experienced attorney has the skillset that you need to recover compensation for any serious health issues resulting from a drug injury. Rigorous testing must be performed on pharmaceuticals before releasing them for public use. Once a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the pharmaceutical company must still properly label the drug and warn doctors and consumers of potential dangers, adverse effects, and drug interactions.
The Maryland attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO have the experience, skill, and resources you need to confidently pursue compensation. Drug injuries can drain your financial resources, quickly leaving you in a compromised situation. When this happens, our team is ready to provide you with the guidance and support that you need.
We firmly believe that when you need legal representation, you deserve it, no matter what your specific financial situation is. For this reason, we offer a No Fee Guarantee, which means that unless we win, you don’t pay us. When you are ready to contact us, we are ready to hear your story. For a free case evaluation, give us a call at (301) 220-0050 as soon as possible.
Do I Need a Maryland Drug Injury Lawyer?
If you are serious about recovering compensation for the injuries that a harmful drug has caused, reach out to an experienced drug injury lawyer. Upon releasing pharmaceuticals, drug manufacturers account for the possibility of facing injury claims. As such, they have skilled, well-resourced attorneys ready to defend against injury and wrongful death claims.
When you file a claim against a drug manufacturer, you deserve representation just as competent as the team that will undoubtedly be defending the pharmaceutical company. With an experienced attorney fighting for you, you can feel confident that your rights are being fully represented.
The process of recovering evidence and proving wrongdoing on the part of the manufacturer can be incredibly complex. This task is best left to an attorney with a proven record representing victims just like you. Additionally, an attorney with a well-developed understanding of medical liability law can perform an investigation into your situation to uncover other liable parties. It is important to identify all possible at-fault parties so that you have access to the full financial award that you deserve.
The strategy for your injury claim may be influenced by various factors, including the extent of your injuries as well as the drug in question. A Maryland drug injury lawyer can help determine whether or not you should file an individual claim, participate in a class action lawsuit, or multidistrict litigation. No matter what legal strategy you and your attorney decide on, the ultimate goal is to recover compensation commensurate for your losses.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO are ready to put the full force of our resources to work for you. When it comes to fighting against drug manufacturers, we have the skill and proven results to fight for the best possible outcome.
We never shy away from a challenge. In fact, no matter what, we prepare each case to go to court. While we hope to expediently recover a favorable settlement for you, we know that manufacturers aren’t always willing to cooperate. When this happens, we are fully prepared to fight for you in court.
With over $750 million recovered for our clients, we are confident in our ability to help you recover the payment that you deserve. We know that for many families, the process of entering into legal proceedings or even hiring a lawyer can seem like unwelcome stress. Rest assured that throughout the legal process, we strive to diminish your stress by staying accessible and communicative. We know how important your case it to you, and we are available to discuss your concerns whenever you’d like.
While filing an injury claim is uncharted territory for many of our clients, our 30 years of experience is much-needed support throughout the process. We are ready to help you pursue the justice that you deserve so that you can move on with your life.
Drug Injury Cases We Handle
Oversight from the FDA and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is performed for years before medication is released for public consumption. Since the approval process takes a long time, drugs that treat serious conditions can sometimes go through a “fast track” process. This Accelerated Approval Program, has the goal of delivering potentially life-saving drugs to patients as quickly as possible, often within six months.
While many patients benefit from medications, this is certainly not the case for all people. Many pharmaceuticals pose a risk to patients, some of which are more commonly involved in injury claims than others. These drugs include:
- Abilify – Patients with conditions such as bipolar disorder, Tourette’s, schizophrenia, and autism are often prescribed Abilify. Unfortunately, links have been drawn between Abilify and compulsive behavior like gambling and hypersexuality.
- Type 2 Diabetes Drugs – Certain popular type 2 diabetes drugs have been linked to the development of diseases such as pancreatic cancer. Additionally, drugs such as Invokana® and Invokamet® increase the risk of ketoacidosis in patients. Ketoacidosis is a condition in which the level of acid in the blood spikes. Onglyza® , another type 2 diabetes drug has been linked to heart failure.
- Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) – PPIs are popular heartburn drugs, prescribed to reduce the amount of acid in a patient’s stomach. Despite their popularity, some PPIs have been linked to the development of kidney disease.
- Low T Medication – Drugs supplementing the body’s supply of testosterone could increase the risk of stroke, cardiovascular issues, and even heart attacks.
- Taxotere® – Used during the course of chemotherapy treatments, Taxotere® could be responsible for permanent hair loss in some cancer patients.
- Viagra® – Patients who take Viagra® have been shown to be much more vulnerable to developing melanoma skin cancer.
- Xarelto® – Xarelto® is a blood thinner that has been linked to strokes, blood clots, and uncontrollable bleeding in certain patients.
- Zofran® – This drug is often prescribed to counteract serious nausea, often in pregnant women. A collection of data indicates that Zofran® may lead to birth defects.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous drug, reach out to an attorney to discuss your rights.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you are considering hiring a lawyer, you may be dealing with a variety of stressors. We understand how all-consuming the stress of serious injuries can be. As such, our attorneys are ready to discuss your concerns and address any questions you have. Read our frequently asked questions and get in touch with us at (301) 220-0050 to discuss your questions in depth.
When Should I File?
By and large, the state of Maryland gives injury victims three years from the time of their injury to take legal action against the responsible party. While exceptions do apply in certain cases, it is important to speak to a lawyer, at very least, within this three-year time frame.
If you fail to file within three years, you have essentially forgone your ability to collect the compensation that you are owed from the at-fault party. It is best to contact a lawyer as soon as you can. In taking action quickly you are supporting your attorney’s investigation. Additionally, prompt filing could bring about a more expedient resolution to your case.
What Expenses Can a Drug Injury Settlement Cover?
Each case is unique, but when a drug harms you or a loved one, damages for your case may cover expenses related to medical bills, lost wages and time spent away from work, lost future earnings, and non-financial damages such as pain and suffering.
Additionally, if you have lost a loved one because of a drug manufacturer’s negligence, you may be able to collect compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. Damages for a wrongful death claim in Maryland can go toward funeral costs, burial expenses, medical expenses before death, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.
Why Is Correct Labeling Important?
Manufacturers are responsible for accurately labeling drugs and warning potential users of potential side effects and drug interactions. If adequate information isn’t provided on drug labeling, the consequences could be fatal. In the event that your injuries can be traced back to drug mislabeling, the manufacturer should be held accountable for your losses.
Contact a Maryland Drug Injury Lawyer Today
Drug injuries are often as unexpected as they are devastating. If you or someone you love has been victimized by a drug manufacturer’s negligence, don’t shoulder the burden of your injuries alone. The Maryland drug injury attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO are ready to learn about your situation and craft a strategy to support you at this time. We offer a No Fee Guarantee, so unless we win your case, you don’t owe us a dime. For a free consultation, call our office today at (301) 220-0050.