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For many Americans, over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs are a necessary part of life. However, a patient can suffer significant harm if a drug maker fails to report or warn of possible side effects or conduct the proper tests.
If you have had serious side effects from a medication, talk to a knowledgeable attorney at LVNV Legal. A Spring Valley dangerous drugs lawyer can explain your legal rights and assess the viability of your claim for compensation.
Nevada law defines dangerous drugs under the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). Under NRS 454.201, a “dangerous” drug is classified as any drug that is unsafe for self-medication or unsupervised use, other than a controlled substance. The state also has a provision that holds pharmaceutical makers, including opioid manufacturers, financially liable for accidents and deaths caused by their products.
Nevada follows the doctrine of strict liability, which means that it makes no difference whether the manufacturer was aware of the danger or should have been aware of it. They are accountable for what they bring on the market. However, the consumer must prove that the drug was unnecessarily harmful once it left the manufacturer’s possession. An experienced Spring Valley attorney can help build a strong liability argument for dangerous drugs according to Nevada laws.
A lot of research goes into a drug before it is marketed to the public. Volunteers take the medication and are carefully tracked by researchers to see if there are any side effects. These are known as clinical trials. If any adverse effects are discovered, they must be mentioned on the medication’s label with an explanation.
Warning labels encourage patients and their physicians to be adequately aware of the risks associated with using the drug. Warning labels are also helpful when manufacturers decide to promote their drugs for uses other than those stated on the associated labels. However, this “off-label” marketing can be very risky if the drug has not been properly assessed.
Most large pharmaceutical companies are multibillion-dollar organizations with teams of attorneys on staff. They routinely dispute that their drugs are unsafe or harmful, even after a substance causes widespread damage. If a drug maker willingly agrees to compensate victims, they will want to settle lawsuits for as little as possible.
An experienced lawyer at LVNV Legal can assist a victim of hazardous medications when taking on these big companies. Our local attorneys can assess the severity of their injuries, gather and organize all of the medical records and payments, and deliver papers to the pharmaceutical representative or their insurer. Additionally, legal counsel is crucial when negotiating an appropriate settlement or resolution to the dangerous drugs case.
Pharmaceutical company lawsuits are incredibly complex and require significant investigation, documentation, and evidence collection. Trying to navigate a legal dispute against a large pharmaceutical company alone can be an impossible task, especially when recovering from serious side-effects.
Luckily, you do not need to go through the complex legal process alone. A Spring Valley dangerous drugs lawyer at LVNV Legal can work to get the compensation you need for all your losses. If you suffered harm because of the effects of a dangerous medication, call our office and speak with a dedicated member of our team.
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