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Dangerous Drug and Medical Device Lawsuit FAQs

This page provides answers to the most common questions asked of attorneys handling dangerous drug and medical device lawsuit claims. While these answers apply to most general questions about litigation regarding these products, our attorneys are available to answer more specific questions personally. Simply contact our firm and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation lawsuit case review.

Who is eligible to file a dangerous drug lawsuit?

Dangerous drug lawsuits typically involve a side effect, serious health risk or other danger known to the drug manufacturer which it did not adequately warn consumers or misleading advertising claims, including minimizing the risks of side effects and long-term health consequences of using a medication or medical device.

What is the cost of a dangerous drug lawsuit case analysis?

Our attorneys provide free pharmaceutical lawsuit analysis with no further obligation. A case review allows our attorneys to gain a sense of your circumstances and lets you ask questions of a legal expert.

What can I expect to pay when filing a dangerous drug lawsuit?

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning there are no charges to you unless we win compensation on your behalf. You will not face any legal fees unless we recover damages for you.

Will this be a class action lawsuit?

No, dangerous drug lawsuits are not a class action lawsuits. In many cases, drug litigation is handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.

We would rather not get involved in litigation. Is it really necessary?

Filing a lawsuit when you have been harmed by an unsafe medical product serves multiple purposes. Of course, any compensation you receive from the claim can help to offset medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury, and may also compensate you for the associated suffering or loss. On another level, filing a dangerous drug lawsuit may be the best method individual consumers have to hold a large pharmaceutical company accountable for the safety of its products. Often, it is only the threat of major litigation that motivates a company to issue consumer protections such as a recall or drug label warning.

What is the time frame for filing a dangerous drug lawsuit?

Dangerous drug lawsuits are time sensitive, and time limits vary from state to state, so seeking the advice of an attorney should always be done as soon as possible. To ask an attorney handling pharmaceutical and medical device claims about relevant time limits for your case, please contact our firm.

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