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Nashville Drug Injury Lawyer

When you have been injured or have become ill, you may be prescribed a prescription drug to help alleviate pain or help you recover from a procedure. However, when prescription drugs are defective, they can be dangerous and may adversely affect the quality of your life. 

If you have been harmed, suffered serious side effects, or lost your loved one as a result of taking defective or dangerous drugs, call Hughes & Coleman’s Nashville, TN, personal injury team at 800-800-4600 for a free consultation. 

Let our drug injury attorneys use their years of experience to assist you to make an educated decision about your case. Don’t suffer an injury alone.  

What is Considered a Dangerous Drug?

When prescription or over-the-counter drugs have very serious side effects, they are considered dangerous. Sometimes, these serious adverse reactions appear in the manufacturing stage of the drug, or even earlier. However, in some cases, these reactions are ignored in an effort to generate profits quickly. 

As more patients begin to purchase and use the drug, serious side effects can become increasingly manifest. Some types of serious side effects may include:

  • Birth defects
  • Heart problems
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney damage
  • Stroke
  • Cancers
  • Blood clots
  • Damage to the nervous system
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Death

Of course, many other serious adverse reactions that result from taking dangerous drugs can be added to this list. When these become known, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversees the approval process for drugs sold in the US, may require the manufacturer to issue a warning. Sadly, in many cases, the warnings may come too late. 

If you or a loved one has been harmed or experienced a personal injury as a result of using dangerous drugs, please contact us. Our personal drug injury attorneys are here to assist you.

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Potential Liable Parties For a Dangerous Drug

Lawsuits involving the use of a dangerous drug deal with product liability law. When a patient has been prescribed a drug, or purchases an over-the-counter one, he or she believes it will be effective and safe. However, when the drug produces side effects that cause serious harm, multiple parties may be liable for the product that caused the personal injury. 

Some liable parties may include:

  • The manufacturer: The maker of the drug is responsible for adequate testing and making adjustments as needed to reduce or eliminate harmful side effects. The pharmaceutical company must follow the process of approval by the FDA. If there is a failure to submit full results from testing, by just submitting general information, or to make needed adjustments, the pharmaceutical manufacturer could be found liable for personal injuries.    
  • The sales representative: In order for a patient to make an informed decision regarding the use of a drug, he or she needs to be made aware of any potential risks. A sales representative is obligated to provide adequate instructions on the drug’s appropriate use and to warn of possible risks. If a patient is harmed from the use of a drug due to a failure to warn, the sales representative could be held liable.

Other potentially liable parties include the doctor who prescribed the drug, or the pharmacist who failed to provide adequate warning of risks. Proving liability can be a difficult process. The law in Tennessee states that it must be proven that the condition of the drug was dangerous or defective before leaving the control of the manufacturer. Or else there was a failure to adequately warn of possible risks. 

Get your case in good hands by getting legal advice from an attorney with our firm. Hughes & Coleman’s Nashville, TN, personal injury attorneys will work aggressively to help you get fair compensation.

Compensation You May Possibly be Entitled To Receive

Companies sometimes take shortcuts with safety requirements in an effort to turn a profit quickly. In failing to follow the guidelines established by the FDA, it is sadly often the patients who suffer the harm. In some cases, the results can be life-changing or fatal.  

If you or a loved one has been harmed from taking a dangerous drug, do not forget that you have legal rights. Let our law firm help you during this tough time to get just compensation for your loss. You may be compensated for economic and non-economic damages such as:

  • Lost wages 
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Bear in mind that to file a lawsuit you do not have an endless period of time. The statute of limitations for most cases of defective drugs in the State of Tennessee is only 1 year from the time of injury. Therefore, it would be prudent for you to get legal advice from an experienced attorney with our law firm in Nashville, TN, as soon as possible.

Why Contact Hughes & Coleman’s Injury Attorneys in Nashville, TN

Every year, around 128,000 people die as a result of taking prescription drugs. If you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury or emotional loss from a dangerous drug, contact us. You have the right to pursue compensation for your loss and should not have to suffer serious injuries for the negligence of someone else.  

However, as was already stated, pursuing a drug injury lawsuit or claim can be a very difficult process. Potential defendants have teams of seasoned attorneys always ready to assist at any moment. That’s why you need a team of seasoned Nashville attorneys on your side. Our firm has attorneys that can provide you with decades of experience. Our lawyers will use their expertise to get you the settlement you deserve. 

Also, our firm has received excellent client reviews, which demonstrates how we prioritize the attorney-client relationship. You matter to us. We are here to fight for you so you can focus on recovering. Reach Hughes & Coleman’s Nashville, TN personal injury lawyers by calling 800-800-4600 to schedule a free consultation.

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