Defective Drug Injury Attorneys in New Mexico
Protecting the Rights of People Harmed by Dangerous Pharmaceuticals
Finding medical treatment that is right for you can be a complicated process. You may need to try many different types of medication, therapy, and other methods before finding something that works. Although some prescriptions may not be the best choice for you, other drugs can actively cause harm to patients if they are defective.
Defective drugs are doubly dangerous because they not only fail to treat the medical condition for which they were prescribed, but also cause additional injury to patients. A person can suffer from severe injuries or illnesses if they use a defective drug.
The New Mexico defective drug injury lawyers of Lyons & Simmons, LLP can represent you if you or a loved one were injured because of a harmful medication. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
When is a Drug Considered Defective?
A drug may be labeled as defective if it fails to treat a certain condition and/or causes injury to patients. Defects are issues that result from negligence during the creation, manufacturing, and marketing of a drug.
It is important to consider that all side effects caused by drugs are not evident of defects. Most drugs do cause side effects; however, a drug may be defective if you are experiencing a dangerous side effect that was not listed in the information you were provided about the medication.
How Do I Know if a Drug is Defective?
It is rare that patients are directly notified about defective drugs. You may have learned about a drug defect through a news story, a recall announcement, or via your doctor. Or, you may be experiencing symptoms that appear to be caused by your medication. Through any of these channels, you may learn that a drug is defective and that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What Should I Do if a Drug I Use is Defective?
Upon learning about a drug defect, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. It is crucial to speak with your doctor about getting care for any injuries the drug caused and developing an alternative method of treatment to replace the defective drug. You should not stop using a drug without first speaking to your doctor — every person is different, and it is possible that you may not be affected by the defect. The input of a medical expert is essential for understanding what you should do next.
Once you receive the medical care you need, contact our defective drug injury lawyers in New Mexico. We can help you build a case and work toward receiving compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other financial and non-economic damages. New Mexico is a strict liability state, so it’s possible that you may be able to recover compensation based on evidence of the defect alone. We can discuss the legal aspects of your case, answer your questions, and guide you toward a resolution.
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At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, we are committed to helping people who have been harmed because of the negligence of others. Our legal team handles the cases of defective drug injury victims and is prepared to take on your case. Get started by contacting us today!