West Palm Beach Defective Drug Attorney
If you suffered injuries because of a defective drug in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, or elsewhere in South Florida, the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can help. A West Palm Beach defective drug lawyer from our firm can review your case for free and explain if you are eligible to pursue compensation from the drug manufacturer.
Call (954) 633-8270 to learn your legal options.
Liability in a Defective Drug Case in West Palm Beach
If a drug company manufactures a defective drug and users suffer injuries as a result, those users have the right to hold the drug manufacturer liable and pursue compensation. Like other defective products, over-the-counter and prescription medications fall under Florida’s “strict liability” law.
When a company puts a product on the market, in this case a medication, they are liable for any injuries that product causes that are not reasonably expected, included in an adequate warning, or caused by misuse of the product.
When it comes to your defective drug case, this means we do not have to prove when, where, why, or how the defect occurred. We just need to show that the drug caused your injuries.
Let a West Palm Beach Attorney From Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato Explain Your Legal Options
At the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, we believe it is important for our clients to know their legal options, situation, and strength of their case. In addition to answering your questions about our services during your consultation, we can address your specific concerns about your case once we sign on to handle your claim. You can expect responsive and prompt communication from our caring and attentive staff throughout the process.
To get started, call the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato now at (954) 633-8270.
Types of West Palm Beach Defective Drug Cases
There are three types of drug defects that allow us to hold the drug company strictly liable for the injuries you suffered. A West Palm Beach defective drug lawyer just need to build a case to prove the drug caused your injuries and document your damages.
A labeling defect can cause the user to take a medication without having all the information to use the drug safely. This could include:
- Inaccurate, inadequate, or absent instructions for use
- Missing drug interactions
- Misleading dosage information
- Missing information about adverse reactions and side effects
Design defects are those inherent in the medication. This could include dangerous side effects, significantly increasing your risk for a more serious condition, or causing adverse reactions. It is important to note that many medications have side effects, but the drug is likely defective if the dangers outweigh the benefits.
Manufacturing defects generally do not affect all batches of a medication. There is a problem with how one batch or multiple batches were made at the manufacturing facility. This could include too much or too little of an ingredient, a contaminated ingredient, or another problem that occurred during the manufacturing process.
Recoverable Damages in a West Palm Beach Defective Drug Case
Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer can prove the drug caused your injuries, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the injuries, financial losses, and other damages you suffered as a result of taking the medication. This could include:
- Medical care costs and related expenses
- Future treatment and care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Future lost wages or diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses not included in other categories
- Pain and suffering damages
Wrongful Death in a West Palm Beach Defective Drug Case
If a member of your immediate family passed away as a result of taking a medication that you believe may have been defective, we can review the facts of their case and help you understand if you can hold the drug manufacturer liable in a West Palm Beach wrongful death case. You or another representative of your family may be able to pursue a payout for your whole family.
Statute of Limitations on Florida Defective Drug Cases
Like other states, Florida sets time limits on how long you can wait to hold a drug company liable in a West Palm Beach defective drug case. In general, Florida law gives you four years to file an injury suit against the drug manufacturer.
If your family member passed away because of a dangerous or defective drug, Florida law limits your time to take legal action to two years from the date of their death.
Discuss Your Case With a West Palm Beach Defective Drug Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries, illness, or other harm and you believe a defective drug is to blame, a West Palm Beach defective drug attorney from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can review your case and explain your legal options today. We can meet with you in the hospital or at your West Palm Beach home. You may be eligible to take legal action against the drug manufacturer and recover compensation for your injuries.
Call (954) 633-8270 now to get started with your complimentary consultation.