-In general, we expect medication to make us better. Your doctor will usually only prescribe you drugs when you have a serious health complaint. But, what if the pills that you take make you sicker than you were before you took them? Sometimes, pharmaceutical drugs can have an adverse effect on the people who take them. If you have already seen your doctor about this issue, you might want to get some legal advice.
Get medical evidence of your claim
You need evidence that the pills you are taking have made you ill. If you can’t get the facts that you need from your doctor, you should get a second opinion. Book an appointment with an impartial medical expert so that they can check your physical state. You should know that it is dangerous to come off a course of medication before the doctor tells you it is safe to do so. Talk with a doctor about your situation and explain that you think the drugs are the cause of your sickness.
Check whether the pills are ‘dangerous drugs’
There are people out there who have already filed cases against massive pharmaceutical companies. The cases have identified ‘dangerous drugs’ that doctors are currently prescribing. You can see a list of these pills at the Brown & Crouppen Law Firm site. If you find your medication on the list, there is an excellent chance for your case. You may also want to check the health and medical news to see whether there is anything about your particular medication. If you do your research now, it will stand you in good stead for your court case.
Book a free appointment with a lawyer
Armed with the right information, you can take the matter to court. It is time to seek help from an expert. Most law firms will allow you to book a free consultation with one of their lawyers. You can use this time slot to speak with the lawyer about your case. Take all the information you have along with you to the appointment. The more evidence you can show the attorney, the better they will understand your case.
Know who you are going to sue
If you plan to take the case to court, you need to know who the plaintiff will be. Are you planning to sue the doctor who prescribed you the drugs or do you want to sue the company who manufactures them? Your lawyer will give you advice about who you need to contact for your court case. This process should not take a long time so long as you give all the correct information. If you are unsure about any aspect of your case, you can speak with your lawyer or an admin rep at the firm.
Understand the expense of your claim
If you are already sick, you don’t want to have to worry about money as well. If, until now, you have failed to broach the subject of money, you need to do so. You have to know how much the case will cost you and what percentage the law firm will claim. You should have a contract with your attorney. Read the document before you start querying the fees. If you can’t find the relevant information in the contract, you will need to speak with someone at the law firm directly.
If you don’t hold these pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions, no one else will. Sometimes, standing up for your rights is the only course of action. You deserve justice, and so you should stop at nothing until you get it. With the right information and the right lawyer, justice will prevail.