At Boohoff Law, we understand how traumatic it is to learn that the prescription drug you believed should help relieve you of an ailment is causing you to experience another serious health issue. If you or a loved one suffered a severe injury after taking a dangerous drug, you need a fighter in your corner who will ensure you receive your just compensation. Our Brandon personal injury lawyers will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
Tatiana Boohoff is the founding attorney at Boohoff Law, with offices throughout Florida, including Brandon. If you have suffered an injury or illness due to dangerous or defective drugs, you need an experienced and determined personal injury attorney on your side.
Ms. Boohoff is a Boston University School of Law graduate and has represented victims of dangerous drugs for more than ten years. You can trust her and her team to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.
At Boohoff Law, we have a team dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights, all of whom we treat like family and not just another number. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.
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For example, the manufacturer removed the popular drug Belviq from the marketplace after the FDA requested a recall. When the drug was first approved, the FDA required a mandatory trial to determine whether the drug contained any cardiovascular risks. The trial revealed that the drug increases cancer risk five years after patients began to take the medication.
Unfortunately, these types of recalls are common. The FDA has the responsibility to determine whether a drug is dangerous. Although the FDA recalls nearly 70 drugs a year, the FDA only deems drugs as dangerous in extreme circumstances. By the time the FDA decides to notify the general public of the dangerous drug, some consumers have usually suffered severe injury or lost their lives.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after being exposed to a dangerous drug, you might have the right to pursue legal action for damages under Florida law. To learn more, contact the experienced Brandon dangerous drug lawyers at Boohoff Law today.
Dangerous drugs are drugs that are unsafe for self-medication. When people think of this definition, illegal drugs often come to mind. However, this definition applies to several drugs, including prescription drugs approved for distribution in the marketplace. Even though prescription drugs are subject to rigorous testing before entering the marketplace, not every prescription drug has endured this level of testing. Some providers prescribe prescription drugs without considering the harmful side effects they can cause the general public.
Perhaps the most heard-about drug recall in recent years is Zantac and related drugs that treat acid reflux and related conditions. Due to high levels of carcinogens, the FDA pulled all Zantac-related products from the shelves, and many people who received cancer diagnoses related to Zantac are filing lawsuits.
The drug manufacturer Macleods Pharma recalled a product line of clopidogrel tablets after discovering a foreign matter within the tablets. Clopidogrel is a prescription drug that thins the blood and assists with the prevention of heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. The company decided to voluntarily recall the product after the product the FDA classified it as a Class II dangerous drug. Under Class II, the use of the drug may result in temporary adverse health conditions for consumers.
Another dangerous drug recall last February concerned three lines of nortriptyline hydrochloride capsules with Taro Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. The recall appeared in the FDA’s Enforcement Report, which stated that the distribution of the three types of drugs deviated from the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations. The company had voluntarily recalled the capsules a month prior. The FDA classified the capsules as Class II, where the use of the drug can result in medically reversible adverse health conditions or severe harm.
Lemtrada was an FDA-approved drug used to help reduce the progression of Multiple sclerosis (MS). After testing showed the drug could potentially cause immune-related conditions like heart problems and the constriction of blood vessels, the FDA severely restricted the use of Lemtrada. Only in rare cases will healthcare professionals recommend the use of Lemtrada. Victims who have experienced side effects such as a stroke or arterial neck dissection have started to pursue legal action against the product’s drug manufacturer.
As stated before, the FDA only classifies drugs as dangerous under extreme circumstances.
What are some of the circumstances where the FDA may recall a drug?
It is common for patients to discover that the prescription drugs they are currently taking have become recalled. If you or your loved one find yourself in this position, you have two options. You can either stop taking the drug once you learn of the recall or reach out to your healthcare provider and ask for their recommendations. Your healthcare provider may even recommend a safer medication for you to use.
The constant consumption of a dangerous drug can worsen patients’ health conditions. Some of the health conditions that patients are at risk of developing include Crohn’s disease, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, congenital disabilities, and deep vein thrombosis. Patients may also develop understandable anxiety after suffering from these types of injuries.
Victims of dangerous drugs may be skeptical of using other medications or following the recommendations of other healthcare professionals.
As a victim of a dangerous drug, you have the right to pursue compensation from all negligent parties under Florida law.
Some of the damages that you can pursue through your dangerous drug claim include:
Exposure to dangerous drugs can inflict severe emotional and physical trauma on victims, especially when the victims place so much trust in the drug’s ability to relieve them of their current health condition. To add insult to injury, victims must focus on recovering from another medical condition that a safe drug might have prevented.
Even after the physical wounds heal, the emotional wounds can last far longer. At Boohoff Law, we understand how traumatic an accident from a dangerous drug can be for victims and their families. While recovering from the accident, the only priority that may matter to victims and their families is healing. While healing is important, so is holding the manufacturers liable for their negligence.
The faster that an experienced Brandon dangerous drug lawyer becomes involved in the legal process, the better your chances of recovering the appropriate compensation and ensuring that other consumers are safe from the negligent actions of the manufacturer.
Manufacturers and insurance companies will collaborate to ensure that you do not receive the compensation you are entitled to. Manufacturers will deny your claim to protect their reputation, and insurance companies will deny your claim to either lowball you or get out of paying you altogether. If insurance companies offer you a settlement, it will be an intentional smaller amount to lowball you. An experienced Brandon dangerous drug lawyer can help protect you from these tactics.
The injuries caused by dangerous drugs can leave a significant scar on you or your loved one. The team at Boohoff Law understands how traumatic an accident caused by a dangerous drug can be for you and your family. We’re here to help fight for your rights to compensation under Florida law.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective or dangerous drug, it’s in your best interest to consult a Brandon dangerous drug lawyer as soon as possible. Do not let the statute of limitations to file a claim expire. Submit our contact form, or call our Brandon office at (813) 321-7878 for your free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
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Absolutely. Drug manufacturers have a standard of duty that they must exercise with every consumer. The standard of care is to produce a safe product for a consumer to use. Manufacturers also have a legal obligation to warn consumers of any potential risks using their products. If the manufacturer does not meet these obligations, you can pursue legal action against them and hold them accountable for your injuries.
Yes. You can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased loved one if you are a qualified family member. If you are an immediate family member, you or a legal estate representative can file a wrongful death claim.
Yes. You have a two-year period to file a dangerous drug claim in Florida. If you fail to file a claim within two years, the court will dismiss your claim.
The length of a dangerous drug claim varies. Some claims will take months to resolve, while some will take years. It depends on the circumstances of your case and what you are hoping to achieve.
Settling out of court and going to trial has several advantages and disadvantages. One advantage of settling out of court is that it is an option that resolves legal matters quickly. However, the amount in a settlement offer will always be lower than the amount you can potentially win going to trial. One advantage of going to trial is you are open to receiving different forms of compensation. However, there is a risk that your claim will not be successful.