Time has proven that certain prescription medications are defective, not adequately researched, and dangerous for individuals. Some defective drugs have worsened existing health conditions or created life-threatening situations for patients due to side effects. At least half of all Americans will take one prescription medication in any given month, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This figure does not even take into account dietary and nutritional supplements nor over-the-counter medicines.
Families in which a member has experienced injury from a dangerous drug know the tragic consequences the situation can have on the victim’s health and the entire family’s finances. After filing a legal suit to help recover damages, the family is still left to contend with mounting medical bills and regular household expenses that do not stop when a dangerous medication physically harms a loved one.
As these family members’ emotional states reach a near-breaking point, they may begin to look for ways to relieve the overarching and burgeoning financial stress they face. In their search, many families have found precisely the assistance they need through The Legal Funding Group. Our drug lawsuit loans have helped prevent foreclosure or bankruptcy and enabled victims and their loved ones to find a financial reprieve as they waited for a settlement payout.
Types of Prescription Drug Lawsuits
The types of claims commonly filed against pharmaceutical companies are:
Improper Instructions/Failure to Warn on Medication:
If the label on a bottle of medicine fails to notify a user of the correct instructions and mistreatment results properly, a lawsuit may be filed for failure to warn. Additionally, the manner used to market some medications aggressively can result in the drugs being used to treat health conditions never considered by the drugmaker. This can pose a real problem when the purpose of the medication is not specified on the bottle.
Medication Design Defect:
When medicine is correctly manufactured but has adverse side effects that outweigh the drug’s potential benefit, this constitutes a medication design defect.
Medication Manufacturing Defect:
Every pharmaceutical company must design, make, and market safe medicines. If something goes wrong during any of the stages, the resulting medication can potentially cause serious harm to a user. Manufacturing defects occur after the drug is safely designed. Had the correct procedures of the design been followed during manufacturing, the medication would not be defective. For a manufacturing defect to occur, something had to go wrong during production.
Who is Liable in a Dangerous Drug Suit?
Several different parties may be responsible for a flawed, dangerous medication. Of course, the first party to consider is the manufacturer due to the large degree of responsibility the maker shoulders to create safe medications for consumer use. Typically, drugmakers are a primary principle where liability is a concern in a lawsuit. Consider that a victim’s life can be permanently devastated or destroyed by drug contamination or other medication mishaps.
Physicians and other medical professionals can be held liable if they did not adequately explain potential side effects or provide necessary and pertinent information to patients, thus constituting a failure to warn. Additionally, pharmacists can incorrectly fill a prescription or fail to inform a customer of a dangerous drug. These actions can open pharmacists up to a lawsuit. Even patients who misused and abused prescription medications have filed suit against the pharmacists who filled their prescriptions.
Class-action lawsuits could eventually have thousands of participants joining the case because a dangerous drug has injured many individuals. Courts commonly take large numbers of individual lawsuits and consolidate them, making a class-action lawsuit. A trial for consolidated cases in court is much easier than many individual ones, and settlement terms are easier to reach.
Dangerous Drug Cases
Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed against drug manufacturers, resulting in mass tort litigation due to flawed and dangerous products. Some of these faulty pharmaceutical items include Nexium, Prevacid, talcum powder, Prilosec, Pradaxa, Xarelto, and Taxotere. Pharmaceutical makers have already paid settlements in the billions of dollars because of injuries caused by these products. Some of the negligent manufacturers paying large settlements include:
- Johnson & Johnson
- TAP Pharmaceutical Products
Financial Relief with Dangerous Drug Legal Funding
Legal funding for your drug injury claim can provide quick and easy financial relief. The funds are yours to spend as you wish, but most plaintiffs utilize the service to pay for living expenses such as the following:
- Medical bills
- Legal fees
- Mortgage/Rent payments
- General living expenses
Best of all, dangerous drug lawsuit loans from The Legal Funding Group are 100% risk-free. You repay nothing if you lose the case. If for any reason, your case falls through without settlement, we will allow you to keep the money free of charge.
Benefits of Dangerous Drug Legal Funding
To determine if a dangerous drug lawsuit loan may be right for you, you need to ask yourself if any of the following issues apply to your situation. If they do, it may be wise to consider dangerous drug pre-settlement funding.
- You sustained severe injuries due to a pharmaceutical company’s negligence, incurred expensive medical bills, and lost wages from your job due to your injuries.
- You are being offered a lowball settlement for your damages.
- You need quick, risk-free financial help immediately.
Dangerous Drug Pre-Settlement Funding at No Risk
The Legal Funding Group makes pre-settlement loans risk-free. While this type of funding is sometimes called a non-recourse loan, it is actually a cash advance. The funds are provided after evaluating and estimating the potential future settlement amount of a dangerous drug lawsuit. If the case is neither won nor settled in favor of the injury victim, there is no obligation to repay the money. Additionally, there are no hidden costs and no application fees.
Within 48 hours of talking with the plaintiff’s attorney, our team can often have the application approved. There is no obligation to take the cash advance, even after being approved. If desired, though, the funds can be sent overnight by check or electronic funds transfer.
Applying for Dangerous Drug Legal Funding
To qualify for a dangerous drug lawsuit loan, you must:
- Have hired a lawyer on a contingency basis
- Have a valid legal claim against a self-insured entity or an insurance company
- Be over 18 years of age
To estimate the value of a potential drug injury lawsuit settlement, bodily injury, and other kinds of damages are necessary. The severity of the plaintiff’s injuries is directly related to the value of the case and the lawsuit loan amounts.
In general, you may qualify for funding with The Legal Funding Group if you are injured and working with an attorney.