Mobile Dangerous Drugs Lawyer
Were you or a loved one harmed because a doctor in Mobile, AL, prescribed a dangerous drug? An experienced Mobile dangerous drugs lawyer at Lattof & Lattof, P.C. can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Since 1952, our law firm has fought to secure meaningful financial compensation for victims of dangerous products across Mobile, Alabama. We’ve earned our reputation for offering high-quality legal representation to clients harmed through no fault of their own.
Do you suspect you were hurt because of a dangerous drug? Don’t hesitate to contact our law offices at (251) 432-6691 to get the legal advice you need. Remember, your first consultation is always free–so there’s no risk in learning more about how we can help.
How Lattof & Lattof, P.C. Can Help if You Were Hurt Because of Dangerous Drugs in Mobile
You trust your doctors to recommend drugs that will make you feel better. Unfortunately, some drugs and medical devices are rushed through the FDA clearance process–and might not be safe at all.
The idea of going toe-to-toe with a big pharmaceutical company can be daunting. When you’re hurt, it might seem impossible. Mass torts cases can indeed be complex.
Our Mobile personal injury lawyers at Lattof & Lattof, P.C. can handle the legal battle on your behalf.
When you hire us, our attorneys will:
- Conduct a detailed investigation to pinpoint why the drug was so dangerous
- Hire experts and specialists to testify on your behalf
- Stand up to big pharma and their teams of defense lawyers
- Identify the legal basis for the manufacturer’s liability
With over 100 years of experience between us, our Mobile personal injury attorneys have the skills and resources to take on even the biggest corporations out there. If you were hurt, we highly recommend calling our offices in Mobile for a free case evaluation today.
Overview of Dangerous Drug Liability in Mobile, AL
Prescription drugs and medications give people the chance to live longer and experience a higher quality of life. However, not all drugs are safe for their intended use. Drugs carry the risk of causing devastating side effects if they aren’t safe for patient use.
Some drugs are dangerous because of their inherent properties. Others are dangerous because of mistakes in the manufacturing process. In other cases, the big pharmaceutical companies that sell these products might not provide adequate warning of the drug’s known risks.
We Handle All Types of Dangerous Drug Cases in Mobile
At Lattof & Lattof, P.C., we handle all types of dangerous drug cases in Mobile, including those involving:
- Nexium, Prilosec, and other proton pump inhibitors
- Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, and other antidepressants
- Opioids, fentanyl, oxycodone, and other painkillers
- Talcum powder
- And more
You deserve compensation if you were prescribed a dangerous drug in Mobile. Call our law offices today to schedule a free case review to learn more about your legal rights.
What are the Signs and Symptoms That You’ve Been Harmed by a Dangerous Drug?
If you’re already feeling the effects of an illness or injury, it can be hard to know whether a prescription drug is making matters better or worse. Some drugs take time to work. You trust your doctor to prescribe a drug that’s going to make you feel better in the long run.
However, not all drugs are safe. You should always pay attention to how you’re feeling while taking any type of prescription medication. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a problem could make all the difference in getting the medical care you need in time to prevent serious complications.
It’s important to seek medical attention if you begin experiencing any medication side effects, which might include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart palpitations
- Any abnormal masses or growths under the skin
- Internal bleeding
- Abnormal cramping or vomiting
- Suicidal thoughts
- A high or euphoria
Any of these symptoms could be a sign that you’re suffering a severe reaction to the drug. Your doctor might order tests or recommend that you stop taking the drug right away. In either case, report any symptoms to your doctor to minimize the risk of potentially life-threatening complications.
What are the Long-Term Consequences of Dangerous Drugs?
The long-term consequences of using a dangerous drug can be severe.
Victims of dangerous drugs could suffer:
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Heart attack
- Wrongful death
Some side effects of dangerous drugs are irreversible. If big pharma could have made the drug safer for human consumption, you could be entitled to substantial compensation.
Wondering whether you have a case? Reach out to our Mobile dangerous drugs attorneys to talk about what happened today.
What is My Mobile Dangerous Drugs Case Worth?
Most injured clients want to know what their personal injury case is worth before filing an injury claim.
The value of a dangerous drugs case can vary widely, depending on:
- The severity of your injury
- The cost of treating the harm caused by the drug
- Whether the damage was permanent
- The value of your lost wages, income, and other economic losses
- How your life will change because of the drug’s effects
Curious about the value of your dangerous drug claim? Call our law offices to learn more about Alabama personal injury law today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Dangerous Drugs?
Defective drugs can cause permanent, life-changing damage. Some victims suffer the consequences for years while undergoing painful medical treatment, even if they’re expected to recover fully.
Lattof & Lattof, P.C. will pursue full compensation for your losses, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death
- And more
It can be hard to put a price tag on non-economic losses like pain and suffering. When the simple task of going to the grocery store becomes impossible, how do you value that loss?
Our lawyers in Mobile can help. We’ll bring in respected experts and specialists in medicine, life planning, psychology, and more. That way, we’re fully prepared to demand the maximum available compensation when we sit down at the negotiating table.
Manufacturers Can Be Held Strictly Liable for Dangerous Drugs in Alabama
Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are consumer products like any car seat or household tool. Drug manufacturers have a legal duty to make sure the drugs they sell are reasonably safe for people to use. If the drug can’t be made completely safe, the manufacturing company has a duty to warn consumers about all known risks.
The government oversees the drug development process–but it’s really the manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their pharmaceutical drugs are safe. After all, big pharmaceutical companies are making billions off the sale of those drugs.
Manufacturers who sell unreasonably dangerous drugs can be held strictly liable for the harm they cause. That means you don’t have to prove negligence to recover compensation.
Three primary legal theories can be used to hold manufacturers strictly liable for defective drugs under Alabama product liability laws: manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects.
A drug that’s dangerous because of a manufacturing defect is safe by design. However, something in the manufacturing process went wrong to make the drug dangerous.
For example, if the manufacturer used the wrong ingredient or wrong amount of a certain chemical, a properly designed drug could become deadly.
Cases involving design defects tend to be the most complex. Sometimes the manufacturer can be held liable for a drug that’s dangerous by design.
To prove liability, however, you have to show that:
- The drug was unreasonably dangerous because of its design
- There was a reasonable alternative design that could have made the drug safer
- The benefits of using the alternative design outweigh the cost
Sometimes drug manufacturers know that there’s a safer way to design a drug–but they fail to use the alternative because it’s more expensive. When patients get hurt because drug companies want to maximize their profits, the manufacturer can be held accountable.
Drugs can have side effects even if they’re safely manufactured and designed. Side effects might be rare, and they might vary based on the patient’s medical history. That doesn’t make them any less dangerous.
When the drug company knows about a drug’s risks, they have to warn people about them–and can be liable for a failure to warn.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in Alabama if I Was Harmed by Dangerous Drugs?
The Alabama statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. To avoid missing the deadline, you have to understand the statute of limitations in your personal injury case.
Like car accident victims, most victims of dangerous drugs in Alabama have only two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. That means you have two years from the date of injury to file your claim.
Contact a Mobile Dangerous Drugs Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Are you or a loved one suffering the consequences of a defective drug? An experienced Mobile dangerous drugs lawyer at Lattof & Lattof, P.C. can help. We’ll review your case for free and discuss strategies for recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, suffering, and more. All you have to do is call to get started.