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What Constitutes a Dangerous Drug?

When we do not feel well, we place our trust in physicians and the medications that we are prescribed. Drugs should make us feel better and help us to get over illness and back on our feet, but unfortunately, some drugs have undisclosed and harmful side effects that can be even worse than the original problem that we sought help for in the first place. If you have been affected by the serious side effects of a dangerous drug, it is very important that you do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Dangerous drugs have been known to cause heart problems, stroke, kidney failure, birth defects and other side effects.

Our firm may be able to assist you in seeking compensation for any medical bills, lost wages and other damages. When a large pharmaceutical company develops a new drug it is tested to determine if there are any dangerous side effects. The FDA, Food and Drug Administration, might approve a drug as long as any dangerous side effects do not happen with high frequency during testing. When that drug is approved and the general public begins using it, sometimes it turns out that those dangerous side effects happen much more often than anyone expected, or other side effects that were not identified earlier take place. These side effects can be devastating and leave you and your family facing emotional and financial hardship.

SEEKING LEGAL REPRESENTATION
When you and your family are dealing with the physical, emotional and financial impact of the serious side effects of a dangerous drug, the stress can be overwhelming. At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, we are committed to aggressively protecting the rights of our clients. Our firm has the skill and experience needed to take on the giant pharmaceutical companies and win. The compassionate legal team at our firm also understands what you and your family are experiencing, and will do everything they can to help. We are familiar with filing claims involving dangerous drugs, and we are not intimidated by a large pharmaceutical corporation. We will aggressively fight for your best interest and will pursue maximum compensation and justice for you.

Defective Products

When we buy a product to fulfill a specific purpose, we expect that product to work properly. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products not only fulfill their purpose, but also fulfill that purpose safely. For example, if we buy a car seat to protect our children in the event of a car accident, we expect that our child will be protected from harm. We trust that a product will not harm us. If any product does not properly work and in fact causes an injury, you should contact a qualified and experienced lawyer right away. In some cases, products may use inferior materials or malfunction causing severe injury. There are many examples such as an electrical appliance with poor wiring that can cause shock or fire.

Manufacturers are responsible for their products and Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan will hold them accountable when you or a loved one has been injured because of their product. Unfortunately, products are all too often rushed to market as profit seems more important than safety to some negligent manufacturers. This lack of testing or failure to produce a safe product can result in catastrophic injuries. These injuries not only leave physical scars, but can result in medical bills, lost wages and other damages that can devastate families. One of our experienced and proven lawyers could help you seek the maximum compensation that you and your family deserve.

HOWARD, MORRISON, ROSS AND WHELAN
Originally founded by T. Brooke Howard in 1923, our esteemed firm has proudly and successfully been fighting for the rights of everyday people since we first opened our doors. We passionately believe in defending the rights of accident victims and standing up to irresponsible manufacturers. Defective product cases can be complicated matters and it is very important that you have a knowledgeable advocate by your side. Our firm cares about our clients and we devote the personal attention you need to feel confident that you are being represented by an attorney determined to help you obtain the most compensation possible.

Defining Medical Malpractice

FILING A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM
When we are feeling ill or are suffering from an injury, we are in a vulnerable position and place a great deal of faith in the doctors and nurses that we go to for help. We trust that the medical professionals we turn to when we are in need of medical care will do all they can to help us get well. When a doctor makes a mistake, however, the consequences can be devastating. If you or someone you love has been affected by a medical mistake, you need an injury attorney by your side as soon as possible. Medical malpractice cases are incredibly complex and demand the thorough attention of a proven attorney.

Patients are extremely vulnerable while undergoing medical care. For example, a failure to diagnose a condition or allergy can lead to an improper medication being administered putting patients at risk for disastrous medical complications or even wrongful death. Even the smallest mistake in a chaotic emergency room can result in a drastic outcome that may leave patients suffering with the consequences for the rest of their lives. When a doctor performs a procedure on a patient, they take responsibility for that patient and any injury that may result. At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, we will fight for you.

STUDIES REGARDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
In 2006, the New England Journal of Medicine reported the findings of a study that dispelled the myth that the medical industry was plagued by frivolous lawsuits. Per the study, two thirds of all claims had clear-cut evidence of malpractice – and the third that lacked this comprehensive evidence often did not receive compensation. According to the study, almost all medical malpractice claims stemmed from treatment-related injuries with more than 90 percent resulting in an actual physical injury, which was usually severe. The reviewers in the study found that more than 60 percent of the injuries were caused by errors.

The lead author of the study, David Studdert, who is the associate professor of law and public health at Harvard School of Public Health commented after the study that “overall, the malpractice system appears to be getting it right about three quarters of the time.” In the study, it was found that 73 percent of all claims that involved some sort of error received some sort of compensation. It was also found that in claims that did not involve error, 72 percent did not receive compensation – the ones that did receive compensation in claims without evidence of error received lower amounts of compensation on average.

These numbers were successful in disproving the prevalent myth that medical malpractice claims are “frivolous” and not rooted in solid fact. They were also successful in proving that those who are injured by the error of a medical professional have the chance to seek the compensation that they deserve. Therefore, if you have been injured, you should not hesitate to get the involvement of an experienced personal injury lawyer that you can trust. At our firm, we know what is at stake and will fight for you. To learn more about how we can help, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.

SEEKING COMPENSATION
Medical malpractice cases are very complicated and involve complex medical and legal terminology that may be intimidating to a patient that has already suffered both emotionally and financially due to a doctor’s mistake. Making matters worse, doctors and hospitals are most often covered by huge insurance companies that have large legal teams and endless resources at their disposal. Their job is to settle any malpractice claim as quickly and cheaply as they possibly can. It is important that you have an attorney by your side who will not be intimidated and who will aggressively fight for you. Our firm cares about our clients and we are devoted to assisting you in pursuing maximum compensation.