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December 13, 2019

Austin Defective Drug Lawyer

Have you suffered damaging side effects due to medications that proved to be defective? Contact a defective drug attorney in Austin to pinpoint the liable party and hold them to account.

When your doctor writes you a prescription, it’s intended to help you feel better. Because there’s a high risk of danger when ingesting a chemical substance, drug manufacturers take extensive measures to test medications to ensure they’re safe and that all potential side effects are mentioned. However, there are unavoidable instances when a drug is defective and causes injury to the patient.

If you’ve experienced detrimental side effects from taking a drug and you weren’t warned of these side effects, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. It’s important to make others aware of defective drugs and their consequences so that no one else gets hurt in the future.

An Austin defective drug lawyer from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, can assist you with identifying the liable parties in your case so you can recover the compensation you deserve for the damages you’ve suffered.

Injuries Caused by Defective Drugs

Injuries can occur if you take more than the recommended dose of a medication or don’t take it as prescribed, but these are obvious risks that patients are warned about from the start. A drug is considered defective when you’ve followed all of the doctor’s orders and still sustain significant injuries. These injuries may happen right away or in the far future, depending on the drug.

Some of the injuries that can be caused by defective drugs include the following:

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Infertility or birth defects
  • Liver damage
  • Cancer
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Kidney damage
  • Hemorrhage
  • Death

It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as you experience unexpected side effects after taking a new medication. Whether your heart is beating faster than normal or you simply don’t feel right, a doctor can help determine whether there’s an underlying issue taking place. 

How to Determine Who’s at Fault for Defective Drugs 

After speaking with your doctor and getting a proper diagnosis for your injury, your defective drug lawyer in Austin can assist you with conducting an investigation into your case. Determining who’s liable for your defective drug can be complex because medications go through many hands before getting to you.

Although the drug manufacturer is the likely culprit if your issue was caused by the chemical makeup of the drug, the drug could also be defective due to third-party contamination. The pharmacist or the hospital where you received the drug may be equally liable for your injuries if it’s found that another factor or substance caused your injuries. 

Contact an Austin Defective Drug Attorney

Once the liable party can be identified, you can sue them for all of your damages, which includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we understand that defective drugs can cause serious and sometimes irreparable damage. We’ll work hard to maximize your settlement so you can receive the best treatment possible.

If you’re ready to speak with an Austin defective drug lawyer about your case, call 214-522-9404 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.