Have you or a loved one suffered adverse health effects from a harmful drug? You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered as a result of the pharmaceutical company’s negligence. The Houston personal injury attorneys at Kherkher Garcia, LLP will protect your rights and fight for the justice you deserve.
Today’s drugs are powerful. They can treat and even cure a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Such powerful drugs, however, can also have unintended consequences that may result in serious injury or death. When pharmaceutical companies place profits above the well-being of their consumers, they should be held accountable for the losses their consumers suffer, such as their medical expenses, missed wages, pain and suffering, and more.
At Kherkher Garcia, LLP, our legal team has the resources, skills, and drive to take on the large pharmaceutical companies that have wronged you, and win. Contact Kherkher Garcia, LLP at (713) 333-1030 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll take the time to listen to your story, challenges, and needs, and we’ll help you understand your legal options for securing the financial recovery you’re entitled to.
Why Do You Need a Houston Harmful Drug Lawyer?
If you have been injured by a dangerous drug, substantial compensation could be available for your injuries. When you’re focused on healing, likely the farthest thing from your mind is how you’re going to obtain compensation for the wrong that was done to you. That’s why you need a knowledgeable harmful drug lawyer.
A harmful drug lawyer knows the law associated with these types of cases. A lawyer has access to experts and other resources to help determine not only why injury or death occurred, but also how the pharmaceutical company was negligent and failed to protect you from harm. In addition, a personal injury lawyer can help recover compensation for expenses and losses you have already incurred and for any and all expenses you may incur in the future.
An experienced attorney can deal with insurance companies involved, so you don’t have to. Before you talk to anyone about your case or your injuries, you should talk with a lawyer. Insurance adjusters represent the insurance company and their client, not you. Although they may sound compassionate and caring when you speak with them, they will likely try to get you to accept a settlement that is far less than what you are entitled to.
Our attorneys will handle all of the communication with the pharmaceutical company’s attorneys and insurance representatives, and they’ll protect you from saying or doing anything that may reduce the compensation you receive. You need someone to represent your interests—someone who will be looking out for you alone. The attorneys at Kherkher Garcia, LLP can make sure that your right to fair and equitable compensation is protected, and they’ll fight aggressively to get the financial recovery that is owed to you.
Why Should I Choose Kherkher Garcia, LLP to Represent Me?
The attorneys of Kherkher Garcia, LLP have over thirty years of trial experience. We have represented clients in over 900 jury trials and have settled hundreds of more cases. In all, we’ve recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We believe that the most effective way to maximize the amount that we can recover for our clients is to be prepared to go to trial. Insurance companies are much more likely to settle a claim when they know that we are not afraid to take them to court.
One of our name partners, Steve Kherkher, represented a single plaintiff against a multi-national pharmaceutical company. He won a $100,000,000 verdict in Pennsylvania for this client.
Although we are based in Houston, Texas, we have represented clients throughout the United States. The attorneys at Kherkher Garcia, LLP possess significant trial experience in venues across the nation. At Kherkher Garcia, LLP, we have a team of skilled and experienced lawyers who will guide you capably through the legal process and protect your rights against the big corporations.
We handle all cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You don’t pay us anything until we secure compensation for you. We believe everyone deserves first-rate representation, no matter the size of their wallet. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to go over the details of your case to see how we can help.
Types of Harmful Drug Cases We Handle
Both prescription and non-prescription drugs may cause serious harm to the individuals who take them. The doctor or pharmaceutical company may have failed to warn you about the harmful effects. Some ill effects may only be apparent after taking the drug for an extended period of time. This explains why some harmful drugs remain on the market for years and why thousands of people may be adversely affected before a drug is recalled.
Some of the injuries that may result from harmful drugs include:
Failure of various organs, including the heart, pancreas, liver, and kidneys
People suffer many other ill effects in addition to those listed above. Just because you or your loved one do not have one of the conditions listed above does not mean that you do not deserve compensation.
The following is a small sample of commonly prescribed drugs that have led to unintended consequences after prolonged use. Lawsuits have been filed because of the effects of these drugs:
Actos, Avandia, and others, which are used to manage diabetes, are associated with heart failure
Benicar, a medication used to treat blood pressure, has resulted in celiac disease, heart attacks, and death
Opioids, which are commonly prescribed to treat pain, lead to thousands of overdoses each year in the United States
Valsartan, used to treat blood pressure, has resulted in liver damage, tumors, and cancer
Zantac, which is commonly prescribed to treat acid reflux and heartburn conditions, has recently been associated with the development of several types of cancer
Zostavax, a shingles vaccine, has resulted in the development of shingles and other serious health conditions
What Compensation May I Be Entitled To?
When you’ve been injured by the unintended effects of harmful drugs, it’s likely that you’ve incurred hundreds or thousands of dollars of medical expenses trying to determine what is wrong. Once you’ve done that, you may then have to spend even more money treating the symptoms and the cause of the unintended effect.
When calculating compensation you may be due, the attorneys of Kherkher Garcia, LLP will take various factors into account. They will examine your economic damages, which may include:
- Medical expenses, including hospitals visits, doctor visits, rehab, physical therapy, and medications
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Transportation costs to medical caregivers
- Ambulance charges
- Costs of in-home helpers, if required
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages, if applicable
- Long-term care, if required
Our attorneys will also consider the intangible, non-economic losses you may have incurred when determining what compensation you are due. These losses may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
We will consider all the facts related to your injury and determine what the appropriate amount of full and fair compensation may be in your case.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may also be entitled to recover punitive damages. Though rarely awarded, punitive damages are damages that are meant to punish the wrongdoer for reckless or malicious behavior. Such damages are also intended to deter the guilty party from engaging in that behavior again. Not every plaintiff is entitled to punitive damages. An experienced and skillful attorney, such as those at Kherkher Garcia, LLP, can advise you as to whether the facts of your particular case support a claim for punitive damages.
Texas Statute of Limitations
In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in a civil court is two years. This means that you have two years from the date that you discover the injury to file your lawsuit against the party responsible for your injury. This is true whether you intend to pursue a personal injury claim or a product liability claim. If you delay and file your lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired, the court will likely dismiss your case, and you will lose your right to pursue compensation in the court system entirely.
Contact a Harmful Drug Lawyer Today
At Kherkher Garcia, LLP, we fight for our clients in every possible way. When a drug manufacturer fails to warn its consumers about the dangerous side effects of its drugs, they put people’s lives on the line. We’re not afraid to go up against the large pharmaceutical companies that should have had your health and well-being in mind from the very beginning. We are passionate about helping our clients get the recovery they need so they can return to the life they once knew. Let us advocate for your rights. Call us at (713) 333-1030 for a free, no-obligation consultation.