What Should I Do If I Lose a Loved One to a Faulty Drug or Medical Device?
The death of a loved one is never easy. What can make it worse is finding out that something that was supposed to help them ended up being the cause of death. Unfortunately, many people experience the loss of a loved one due to a faulty drug or medical device. When this happens, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You feel angry, frustrated, and helpless.
Taking legal action against the pharmaceutical company can be a good way to not only get justice for your loved one, but also help prevent future wrongful deaths. The first step in taking on a pharmaceutical company is to do a bit of research. Find out if anyone else has experienced a similar death or injury.
It’s possible that there’s already an ongoing mass tort against the company, in which case you could add your case. Even if it doesn’t seem like there are many other reports, it’s still possible to take the pharmaceutical company to court.
Also consider contacting an attorney. Attorneys who frequently deal with dangerous drugs will likely be aware of all on going cases that are similar to yours. They’ll be able to guide you as to what your next steps are. At Oxner + Permar, we offer free initial consultations so we’ll be happy to discuss your case and explore your options.
If you have lost a loved one to a faulty drug or medical device, don’t go it alone. Reach out to an experienced attorney who isn’t afraid to take on big pharmaceutical companies.