Baton Rouge Lawyer for Dangerous Drug Cases
Injuries, Illness or Death from Prescription Medications
Defective or dangerous drugs are regarded as prescription drugs that cause damage to a victim who used them. Under federal regulation, drug companies are expected to thoroughly test any prescription drugs that may be headed to the open market to make sure they are safe for consumption. These tests are usually carried out through large testing trials with a range of different types of people. After a drug has been determined to be safe for consumption by the general public or those who have a written prescription from a doctor, it can be released onto the market. Additionally, drug companies must list important information such as ingredients and directions for use on the label of each drug product being offered, as well as all potential side effects.
Attorney Helping Those Injured by Dangerous Drugs in Baton Rouge
Too often, drug companies do not sufficiently test their products before making them available to the public. In these situations, victims may be harmed from side effects such as dizziness, seizures, bleeding, fatigue, depression or any other number of disastrous conditions. A Baton Rouge injury attorney from The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is adept at handling cases involving dangerous drugs against offending companies, and has seen many victims find the compensation they deserved with a well-presented case.
Taking a dangerous drug that has not been thoroughly tested, or that has not had proper warnings about side effects on the label, can have serious consequences. Complications from any side effects may lead to prolonged illness leading to permanent disability or death. Compensation is required for the victims of this type of corporate negligence to cover costs associated with the condition and recovery, permanent disabilities that will require life-long care and, in the worst case scenario, death. The Layfield Law Firm, LLC takes a personal interest in every client, and will handle your personal injury case with the kind of experience, preparedness and detail that you should expect.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury, illness, or loss of life through the use of a prescription drug contact a Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer today.
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A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.
Should I take a settlement offer?
It is never a good idea to settle an insurance claim before speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that has experience with injury accident cases. Insurance companies have tactics they use to deny claims, redirect fault, and withhold available compensation. An insurance claim can be a complicated process and insurance adjusters can be intimidating to accident victims. An insurance company may assert that the injuries are not as serious as claimed, and attempt to settle quickly for a low amount.
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- the needs and income of the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody of the child).
How much money can I expect in a settlement?Each personal injury accident is different and the worth of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries and disability. Insurance companies have specific calculations they use when assigning a monetary value to the pain and suffering resulting a personal injury causing accident. The firm will protect your right to compensation and pursue legal action if necessary.
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