Dangerous Drugs

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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  • How will child support be calculated?
    Child support is calculated differently depending on the state one resides in, but the general factors taken into consideration by the court when calculating payments include:
    • the standard of living of the child prior to the divorce;
    • the ability to pay of the parent giving child support;
    • the specific needs of the child, including their food, clothing, and educational costs; and
    • the needs and income of the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody of the child).
  • How will custody of my child be decided?
    It is possible for you and your spouse to come to a decision regarding child custody without the court intervening.

    However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a custody terms agreement, the court will decide for you, and will look at the following:

    • the child's gender and age;
    • the child's mental and physical health;
    • the child's relationship with each parent;
    • the parents' respective lifestyles;
    • each parent's ability to provide basic necessities for the child, including shelter, food, and clothing; and
    • the child's preference (if they are of a certain age).
  • Do I have to go to court in order to obtain a divorce?

    Filing divorce papers with a court is the only way you will obtain a legal separation from your spouse. This applies to any other form of legal separation, including a marriage annulment. Aside from the divorce decree itself, a court is able to assist in settling other matters related to divorce, which include child custody and the distribution of marital assets.

  • How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

    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.

  • Isn't divorce expensive?

    A contested divorce can get expensive due to the necessity to attend trial, and document the case to present in court. Those who can work out their agreements prior to court and settle them with negotiations can not only save a lot of money, they avoid the serious stress of a court trial and exposing your personal business in court. In either case, I will help you bring the issue to a resolution with the least amount of stress, whether in a contested or uncontested divorce. I make every effort to make my services affordable so that you can have high quality legal counsel to support your case.