Many drugs and medical devices can be lauded as life-saving when they first hit the market after receiving FDA approval. But for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are injured or even killed each year as a direct result of dangerous drugs and medical devices, these innovations can be anything but.
Were you or someone you care about injured after taking a bad drug or using a defective medical device? Perhaps the drug company claimed that their product would help you, and you believed them. Now you’re hurt, in pain, injured or worse because of a bad drug or a medical device that was rushed to the Boise market without the proper testing needed to ensure that it was safe. When you are hurt or injured due to a bad drug or medical device, you are suffering a great physical and emotional strain.
That’s where our medical drug attorneys serving Boise can help you get relief. Litster Frost Injury Lawyers has the largest personal injury team in the State of Idaho, which gives us resources that other firms simply do not have. We fight hard for clients just like you who were injured though the fault of a negligent party—and we get results. Find out how we may be able to help you through a free consultation.
Types of Drug and Medical Device Injuries
There are nearly as many types of these injuries as there are types of risky drugs and new-to-market medical devices, but some of the most common drug- and device-related injuries include:
- Unexpected interactions between the newly-prescribed drug and other drugs you might be taking;
- Migration of an implanted medical device to another part of your body;
- The creation of excess scar tissue around the implanted device, causing internal adhesions or even organ damage; and
- The development of a serious health condition after taking a drug for a fairly minor one.
If you’ve suffered any unexpected complications after taking a new drug or having a medical device implanted, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit yourself or join in one of the dozens of class-action suits pending against some of the country’s largest drug and device manufacturers.
Do I Have a Medical Device or Bad Drug Case?
There may be a good chance for a medical malpractice claim if you or someone you care about was injured after using a medication or a medical device issued by a Boise doctor or surgeon. It is not uncommon for medical bills to exceed the limits of your insurance policy. If this happens, you may receive threatening phone calls or letters demanding that you pay for your medical bills. This can place a strain on your finances, and you may be wondering whether you should file for bankruptcy to put the matter behind you. Rest assured, you may have a strong chance for a medical malpractice claim that will end your financial woes. Stop wondering and find out today with one quick phone call. Our attorneys will let you know if you have a credible claim and we will take action to end the creditors’ phone calls.
By initiating a lawsuit, you may be able to receive damages that can pay for your lost wages, medical care, and physical and emotional suffering. What’s more, by taking decisive action against the device maker or pharmaceutical company who issued the drugs, you can protect other Idahoans from getting harmed. Companies are not likely to remove a dangerous device or bad drug from the market on their own, even with pressure from a single consumer. By initiating a lawsuit, you may be able to play an important role in protecting public safety while also getting the financial damages you deserve.
In some cases, you may be offered a sum of money to settle the case. This is likely to happen when a company knows something was wrong, but does not want to publicly admit that they issued a bad drug. Before you accept their offer, give the attorneys at Litster Frost the opportunity to get you a better deal. We are so sure our negotiators can get more money back in your pocket that you pay nothing if we do not deliver.
Your Rights Under Idaho Law
If you’ve suffered injuries that can be directly attributed to a drug you were legally prescribed or a device implanted in you, you have the right to recover compensatory and sometimes punitive damages from the manufacturer. Bad drug and medical device lawsuits are a type of personal injury claim and are usually pursued under state, rather than federal, law. In Boise, these claims are litigated at the Ada County Courthouse.
Because medical negligence and product liability lawsuits can involve some complicated science in addition to the straightforward legal claims, it may be months or even years before your case sees the inside of a courtroom. Because of this, it’s crucial to have an attorney who has experience in these types of claims and can guide you through the process.
What to Expect With a Bad Drug Lawsuit in Boise
If you are considering initiating a lawsuit against a medical device maker or pharmaceutical company, it’s important that you know what to expect. Pharmaceutical companies have a lot of money, and they stand to make a lot more money from every drug on the market—even if the medication may have been rushed through FDA approval without the proper testing.
During the lawsuit, they may call lots of experts. Some may be doctors. Their intent is to build a wall of evidence that proves they are not at fault and paints your claims as untruthful—when you know the difference. This can be a frustrating, stressful, and painful experience for you or your family member who is already in pain.
To have the best odds of a positive outcome and reduce the personal strain of a lawsuit, it is important that you work with a Boise personal injury attorney who has experience taking on bad drug cases. The medical device attorneys at Litster Frost Injury Lawyers have helped people just like you, who had a good chance for a medical malpractice claim.
Litster Frost Injury Lawyers offers new clients comprehensive resources. We invite you to watch educational videos or reach out to us today for a free consultation. You will be able to tell your story to one of our attorneys, ask questions, and receive an attorney’s opinion on the merits of your case. If you retain our Boise medical malpractice firm to sue a medical device maker or a pharmaceutical company, our door will be open for the duration of the case.
Current Drug and Medical Device Litigation
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If you’ve been injured because of a bad drug or medical device, it’s important to seek help soon. The Idaho statute of limitations on these types of cases is generally only two years from the date of injury, so waiting too long could leave you with few options. Give Litster Frost a call at (208) 333-3330 or visit our website today to talk to one of our professional, compassionate attorneys for free.
What You Need to Know About Boise Class Actions
You don’t want to face medical companies, insurance agencies or pharmaceutical companies alone.
No matter how morally correct you may be, we live in a nation of due process. Due process takes time, and time is money. The companies that you are going up against are ready for individual complaints. They have lawyers on retainer and cases prepared.
In the most populous city in Idaho, do you really have time to fight a case for months or years and still make it through rush hour traffic every day to work? Joining the right class action means your finances stay in your pocket, and you get the same level of legal expertise on your side as the company you allege has done you harm.
Leverage and time are one thing – an expertise in medical malfeasance is the vital second step.
The lawyers across the table from you are specialists. Medical companies have the ability to require exclusivity from their legal teams – there are no generalists who will have to waste time finding case precedent or rehearsing new arguments. Medical law is what these attorneys do.
Fortunately, you have the opportunity for a similar level of expertise on your side with a class action suit. The attorneys that fight for you may have cut their teeth as legal help for insurance, pharmaceutical or other kinds of medical companies. The point is experience – an absolutely essential step in presenting your best case before the court.
Professional case presentation elevates your individual problem into a concern of the court.
Let’s be brutally honest for your benefit. Your individual pain affects you more than anyone else in the courtroom. The court is not built on emotion, and officers of the court will be swayed by evidence and organization, not by instinct, feeling or intuition.
Professional attorneys within the structure of a class action lawsuit will be able to properly frame your injuries. The right case organization means that your pain is matched specifically to laws that protect you from that pain. This type of organization takes time, even for a team. It is virtually impossible for an individual, which is why class action gives you more leverage when it comes to professionalism as well as pure content.
What is your next move?
The proper legal tort can give your defective medical device or bad drug case more leverage, financial backing and the expertise that it takes to put a viable, organized case to the court. Matters of health are matters of time as well, so get involved as soon as possible. Contact Litster Frost Injury Lawyers to give you the information and the outlet you need to begin the legal process. Call or email our attorneys today to find out how much your medical malpractice claim could be worth. Dial (208) 333-3330.