Texas Prescription Drug Injury Lawyers
Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys
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In many instances, medication can be a vital part of an individual’s life. Because of this, the effects of using defective medication can be catastrophic. In some instances, defective drug injuries can even lead to death. Those who survive more serious consequences may have to suffer with permanent injuries. An individual may even have to suffer with side effects that have nothing to do with the condition that the drugs were meant to treat. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one because of a prescription drug, we’re sure that we’ll be able to help you to get justice. We’ll stand by your side and fight for you to ensure that you get the most compensation possible. If you want some of the best attorneys to assist you, you need to get in touch with a member of our team here at The Snapka Law Firm.
How Can a Drug Litigation Attorney Help You?
Taking out a defective drug claim isn’t usually easy, mainly due to the fact that scientific, medical, and legal issues all have to be considered. In addition, you’ll also have to go up against a large corporation with access to more resources and lawyers than you do. There’s also the fact that these claims can often be incredibly large and are often a part of larger multi-district litigations. If you want to succeed with your case, getting the assistance of a professional law firm is recommended.The Snapka Law Firm is more than ready to help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Plenty of pharmaceutical companies prioritize potential profits over patients. In many instances, they’ll even know the potential risks and side-effects and still sell their products – often hiding particular information from the FDA and their consumers to quickly get the sales they want. Most do this hoping that they can keep their litigation costs at a minimum and generate the most money, even if individuals become victims of their defective drugs.
In order to fight back, you’ll need to choose a trustworthy law firm that cares for you and your needs. We’ll be there for you no matter what, and go through each case prepared for the worst; although we can often negotiate a more than fair settlement for our clients. If a settlement isn’t the answer, there’ll be no choice but to go one step further and take them to court.
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
Here are just a few of the reasons why you might want to hire a specialist from The Snapka Law Firm:
Years of experience in litigation. We have been representing victims of a variety of injury claims throughout Texas for decades, helping clients to receive the money they rightfully deserve. We have all the experience we need in representing victims like you. From individual claims, to multi-district litigation; we know exactly what needs to be done to get you justice. Since we have also represented innocent companies in the past, we also know what defenses the opponent will try to use.
We’re there for you, from start to finish. We prefer a more personal approach when working with our clients and because of this, you can rest assured that we’ll not only keep you up to date on everything that goes on in the case, but also guide you each step of the way. With many large firms, you’ll have to deal with gatekeepers rather than your actual lawyer – but this isn’t the case with us. It’s our goal to not only assist you with the case, but also help to reduce the stress of the situation as well.
We know the ins and outs of the industry. We have all the information we need to get through the complicated legal difficulties in dangerous drug litigation cases – and we also have in-depth knowledge of both medical and scientific fields. We understand just how much of an impact these types of injuries can have on an individual’s life, both emotionally and financially (as well as the effects that it can have on you in the future). In addition, we work with professionals to ensure that we properly get our point across to the jury.
We’re ready to go all out. Our passion and dedication are one of our biggest assets. We want to fight for your rights and help you to get the compensation you deserve – even if that means that we have to go further than the settlement and take it to court. This is because we feel that all of our clients are important and should get justice.
Different Types of Drug Defects
There are a variety of ways that a drug can be defective. Many manufacturers of medication are taken to court for improper warnings and instructions, and inadequate marketing. A failure to warn generally occurs when a pharmaceutical company fails to properly explain any dangers or side-effects to the FDA or doctors. The worst part of this is that many manufactures know exactly what dangers there are and sell the drugs just to make a profit.
If any side-effects are discovered after a drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, there’s a good chance that it won’t be removed from the market. In some instances, a recall may be issued to add warnings to the label. Sometimes an issue can occur because of a manufacturing error (such as improper storage), and in these instances only certain batches of drugs will be defective. Another issue that occurs all too often is improper packaging, which could have misleading instructions or warnings.
Drugs are generally approved for specific uses by the FDA. If there are any other uses, it’s often considered to be “off-label”. In general, a healthcare expert can prescribe a medication off-label to their patients if they feel it’s the right thing to do. However, it’s important to note that drug manufacturers aren’t allowed to promote their products for these types of uses. Therefore, they’re not allowed to sell their drugs off-label to consumers or healthcare specialists. Many companies sell their products off-label, with some even paying doctors a bonus to prescribe their drugs to patients.
Hiding Known Complications
While drugs have the potential to help people, most come with side-effects and risks. Pharmaceutical companies sometimes discover serious dangers when testing their products and go as far as to change the results and hide the evidence. Many will even disguise this information from the FDA in order to get their product on the market, so that they can start making a profit.
Many companies also worry about having too many warning labels, like the “black box” label. Dangerous drugs can be put onto the market if the benefits outweigh the potential risks. A warning label however, could harm their profits. Because of this, many try to hide this type of information from doctors and consumers. This allows them to make as much profit as possible before the dangers are finally found out – and at this point, they can put the drug back on the market with a new warning label and still make money.
Common Types of Defective Drugs
Over the counter and prescription medications have the potential to be defective, often resulting in terrible injuries and even death. We’ve helped countless individuals to get the compensation they deserve from brand names like:
If you want to learn more about what we could do for you, please get in touch with our team or contact us online today. We’ll give you a free, no-obligation consultation to help you get a better understanding of the situation. We also have a contingent fee basis, too. This means that we won’t charge you up-front. Instead, we’ll only get paid if you get the compensation you deserve.
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At the Snapka Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of a serious injury resulting from another's negligent actions. Not only do we provide tenacious legal representation, we help you get through this trying time by dealing with the burdens of your personal injury case on your behalf. Every case we accept is handled personally by one of our attorneys who will be committed to helping you understand the process while preparing your case for resolution. As a small but highly focused firm, we provide a more personalized attention to detail that you won't often find with larger law firms. With decades of courtroom experience, the Snapka Law Firm has delivered our clients millions of dollars in compensation as a result of successful verdicts and settlements. With our personalized touch, extensive experience, and strong relationships with investigation specialists and industry experts, you'll be represented by one of the best personal injury law firms in Texas.
Kathryn Snapka is one of the few attorneys in Texas that is board certified in personal injury trial law and her firm has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Super Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. Our firm has won hundreds of cases for injury clients resulting in a reputation amongst defense attorneys that deters them from taking their case to trial against us. When working with the Snapka Law Firm we fight for the highest compensation for your losses and damages with the least amount of inconvenience to you. If you have been a victim of a serious injury, contact us for your free personalized consultation today.
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