Who you can sue for a defective drug injury will depend on who is legally responsible for the cause of the injury. However, it will generally be between the drug manufacturer and the drug distributor. The former is responsible when they do not take proper care during the design, manufacturing or marketing process of their drug. The latter can be held liable if the drug became defective during the distribution process. For more information on defective drug injuries and the personal injury claims process in the Empire State, please read on, then contact an experienced New York City defective product lawyer today.
Do you qualify for a defective drug injury case in New York?
You must determine who the liable party or parties are in your case in order to file your own personal injury claim. Because large corporations often cut corners when it comes to safety testing to save themselves money, that liable party may be the company that manufactured the drug. In addition, they do not always act fast enough to recall a drug once they have detected a defect.
By prescribing or supplying you with incorrect medication, a negligent doctor or pharmacist may be at fault for a drug injury. In that case, you may also be able to sue him or her for medical malpractice.
You should strongly consider reaching out to a skilled New York City personal injury attorney today if you are thinking about recovering compensation for a defective drug injury.
How can Brian J. Elbaum, Esq. help you?
Your seasoned personal injury lawyer can assist in investigating your case and determining who the potentially liable party may be for your injuries. He or she can further help you collect evidence of liability in the form of statements from witnesses, testimony from experts, medical records and relevant photographs.
By presenting this evidence, your seasoned personal injury attorney will fight for economic and non-economic damages such as the cost of surgeries, lost wages due to the injury, the cost of overnight stays at a hospital, the cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering caused by the accident, emotional trauma or distress, the loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium and loss of companionship/guidance.
Even though victims may have a couple of years to file a lawsuit, a competent legal professional knows one should never wait, which is why you should give us a call today.
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The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, including those involving auto accidents, catastrophic injuries, and more. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.