Prescription drugs—and even over-the-counter drugs—can be notorious for their side effects. However, your doctor has a responsibility to make sure that any medication prescribed to you will improve your health.

Simultaneously, the drug manufacturers need to be diligent in testing their products to ensure that they do not have unintended and risky consequences.

If one or both failed to take the necessary precautions, you should speak with a Salt Lake City defective drug lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates about your options. We need to act on your case before reaching the statute of limitations, so contact our office as soon as possible.


Studying Drugs

At times, testing is either incomplete or inconclusive prior to bringing a drug to market. Over time, it may then become apparent that a particular drug can lead to specific health problems. When this occurs, it is the drug manufacturer’s responsibility to then notify the public.

This, however, doesn’t always happen.

If you suffered harm due to a drug that had undisclosed side effects, the drug manufacturer would have clear liability and would need to compensate you for your injuries and damages. Your Salt Lake City defective drug lawyer will be able to help you through this process.


Problems That Could Indicate a Defective Drug

Listed below are just a few of the signs of a defective drug:

  • The need for emergency surgery after taking a medication
  • Severe internal bleeding
  • Heart problems
  • Intense pain and discomfort
  • And more

With a bad drug, medical intervention is often required in order to restore a person’s health to its previous condition. A Salt Lake City defective drug lawyer from our office will help you arrange for the care you need to recover—at the expense of the at-fault party.


Seeking Compensation for a Bad Drug

If you have been prescribed a defective drug and have suffered physically or emotionally because of it, you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek financial compensation. Depending on your circumstances, your case may actually qualify as medical malpractice instead.

You could receive money for the following items and more:

  • The cost of your medical care
  • Funds for therapy and rehabilitation
  • Money for caregiver expenses
  • Cost of transportation expenses
  • Income you have lost due to being unable to work
  • Expenses or financial losses associated with your drug-related injury


Building Your Case

Prior to filing a lawsuit, you will need to speak with a Salt Lake City defective drug lawyer at our office. We will discuss the details of the drug you were taking and the impact it has had on your life.

We will also need to know if you were made aware of these potential side effects prior to taking the medication.


Filing a Defective Drug Lawsuit

We will value your claim based on the expenses and damages you have accrued and then file a lawsuit on your behalf.

The at-fault party will have the opportunity to settle with you, and if they refuse to do so, we will represent you in court and fight for both your rights and your financial compensation.


Speak with a Salt Lake City Defective Drug Lawyer

To learn more about your legal options, call 1-800-404-9000 to speak with a Salt Lake City defective drug lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates. Alternatively, you can also complete the form below and someone from our office will contact you at your convenience.