Since 1985, The Ferraro Law Firm has successfully handled numerous defective drugs claims. Our Florida dangerous drug attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable, and relentless in their pursuit of justice on your behalf. When you are our client, we make sure you are taken care of and do everything in our power to hold the proper parties liable for your injuries. Over the years, we have obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
If you have more questions, or would like to begin a free case evaluation, call our Florida defective drug lawyers at (888) 554-2030.
How Can I Find Out if a Medication I’ve Been Prescribed Is Dangerous?
Always ask your physician questions you have about medications he or she prescribes you. You should also ask your pharmacist about any possible risks and instructions on how to take your medications. If you are already taking a medication and would like to make sure it is still safe, check with the FDA or MedWatch for updates on dangerous drugs.
If My Prescription Label Gave Me the Wrong Dosage Instructions, Who Is Responsible?
While your doctor should write you a correct prescription, the pharmacy also is responsible to check that the drug label matches up with their knowledge of the drug’s properties. Determining liability for a prescription label mistake depends on the circumstances of your case.
Is My Doctor Supposed to Inform Me of All My Prescription or Treatment Options?
The doctor should inform you of alternative treatments so that you can exercise your right to make an informed decision about your health care options.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Dangerous Drugs Claim?
Because of the complicated issues involved in dangerous drugs claims, evaluating your case with an experienced lawyer is the best start. Our attorneys have extensive experience in drug law and can help you fight for appropriate compensation.
If I Bought Prescription Drugs in a Different Country, What Can I Do?
Legal rights arising from the purchase of foreign drugs may change from the rights you have when you purchase drugs in the United States. To learn more about your options, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
Who May Be Liable for My Injuries?
The liability for a dangerous drug depends on the individual facts of your case. If the defect is in the design, development or manufacturing of a particular drug, the manufacturer may be liable.
If the drug or medical product is not shown to be defective or unreasonably unsafe due to manufacturing, the physician or pharmacist may be at fault. Doctors may also be liable for off-labeling, using a drug for non-FDA-approved purposes. Although this practice is legal, liability may be found when incorrect dosages are prescribed, contradictory medications are used or the patient is not warned of risks associated with the unapproved treatment.
Pharmacists must warn customers of potential dangers associated with their prescription before dispensing medications; a failure to do so may give rise to liability. A pharmacist may also be liable for practices incorrectly labeling a drug, dispensing the wrong dosage or providing insufficient instructions.
If you feel you have been injured by a dangerous drug, a negligent doctor or a pharmacist error, contact one of our attorneys to determine whether you may have a claim.
How Do I Pay for Legal Assistance in My Defective Drug Claim?
Often, defective drug claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that the client isn’t obligated to pay any legal fees unless the firm wins their case.
How Do I Choose a Lawyer?
You should look for a law firm with a history of success handling difficult cases. Some lawyers try to avoid trial by settling your claims as soon as possible. Because of this approach, companies representing these large drug manufacturers and their lawyers don’t offer big settlements. At the Ferraro Law Firm, we will stop at nothing to fight for just compensation on your behalf, and can skillfully represent you in trial.
What Are My Legal Options?
In order to effectively take legal action, you must file a claim within a certain time limit. This time limit is outlined in the statute of limitations that pertains to your claim. Because these time limits vary, you should contact an attorney immediately if you believe that a medication has robbed you of your health and well-being to determine if you have a valid claim. You should also keep any prescriptions, medical labels and any other materials that may help establish liability.