Baton Rouge Dangerous Drugs Lawyer

When you take a prescription or over-the-counter medication, you expect it to relieve your symptoms and help you feel better. Unfortunately, people often end up suffering severe side effects and even permanent injury from unsafe medications.

If a medication has harmed you, seek help from a Baton Rouge dangerous drugs lawyer. A personal injury attorney could fight for damages that might pay your medical bills, cover your lost wages, and compensate you for your pain and suffering.

Drug Injuries Can Be Severe

Drugs adjust the chemical systems in the body to relieve symptoms and stop the progression of certain diseases—but these chemical reactions in the body could lead to dangerous consequences in some people.

Side effects from drugs can be minor annoyances or devastating long-term or permanent injuries. If the side effect caused you to suffer an economic loss or diminished your quality of life, you could potentially hold the manufacturer liable.

There’s a broad range of reactions that a patient might experience, but some severe side effects include:

  • Blood clots leading to stroke or heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Psychosis
  • Organ Damage

If a medication led to your illness or injury, consult a capable Baton Rouge attorney right away. They could evaluate whether the circumstances warrant a lawsuit alleging the medication was defective.

Product Liability Act in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Product Liability Act makes manufacturers liable for injuries and property damage people suffer from defective products. This is a strict liability statute, which means you don’t need to prove the manufacturer was negligent.

Louisiana Revised Statute §9:2800.54 states that your attorney must prove the product’s construction, composition, or design rendered the product unsafe, even though you used it correctly and as prescribed. You could also show a drug defect by proving that the label did not provide adequate warnings.

There are limits to a drug manufacturer’s liability. If you tampered with the medication, the manufacturer might not be liable. A manufacturer also might escape liability if you used the medication in a way that the manufacturer could not have anticipated. For these reasons, it’s important to have legal representation who can fight any claims manufacturers or insurance companies might throw at you.

Statute of Limitations Demands Swift Action

Statutes of limitations define the timeframe you have to bring a lawsuit. In Louisiana, you generally must bring an action seeking damages for personal injury within one year of the injury. Because the time to take action is so short, it’s advisable to consult a Baton Rouge attorney immediately upon discovering that a drug caused a problem.

One year is a short period to bring a suit, but it’s even more problematic in drug injury cases because you might not realize immediately that a drug is causing a problem. Sometimes the effects of a drug do not manifest until long after you’ve stopped taking it.

The law gives you a break in cases of delay in discovering the injury or in making the connection between the drug and the injury. But you must file suit within one year of the date you discovered or should have discovered that the medication caused harmed you.

Fight for Compensation with a Baton Rouge Dangerous Drugs Attorney

The pharmaceutical industry is powerful and taking it on isn’t for the faint of heart. However, if you’ve suffered because of a defective medication, a Baton Rouge dangerous drugs lawyer wants to help you get justice.

To get a strong ally fighting for you, schedule a case review today.

Directions to our Baton Rouge Office

Please note: We can come to you if you are injured and unable to make it to our office.

Babcock Injury Lawyers is located on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge. It is situated between Highland Road and Perkins Road. Our office is located minutes away from Louisiana State University, the Baton Rouge Bluebonnet Swamp, and the Mall of Louisiana. Our Baton Rouge office serves the greater Baton Rouge area including Denham Springs, Prairieville, Central, Baker, Livingston, Gonzales, Plaquemine, and Zachary.

Coming from Downtown or West Baton Rouge:

Once you have passed Bluebonnet Boulevard, get in the right lane and exit onto Exit 163 toward Siegen Lane. Keep to the right on Interstate 10 East Access Road. Take a right onto Siegen Lane and make your way to the middle or left lane. Continue south on Siegen Lane. You will cross over Perkins Lane and then come to a slight “S” curve in Siegen Lane. After the “S” curve, make a legal U- turn and our office park will be the second drive on your right. You will see the Babcock Injury Lawyers sign.

Coming from Hammond or I-12 Baton Rouge:

Keep to the right as you approach the I-10 / I-12 split and take Exit 1A to I-10 East. Once you have passed Bluebonnet Boulevard, get in the right land and exit onto Exit 163 toward Siegen Lane. Keep to the right on Interstate 10 East Access Road. Take a right onto Siegen Lane and make your way to the middle or left lane. Continue south on Siegen Lane. You will cross over Perkins Lane and then come to a slight “S” curve in Siegen Lane. After the ”S” curve, make a legal U- turn and our office park will be the second drive on your right. You will see the Babcock Injury Lawyers sign.

Coming from Gonzales (South Baton Rouge):

Keep to the right as you approach Baton Rouge, and take Exit 163 from I-10 West. Keep to the left after you exit I-10. Take a left onto Siegen Lane and make your way to the middle or left lane. Continue south on Siegen Lane. You will cross over Perkins Lane and then come to a slight “S” curve in Siegen Lane. After the ”S” curve, make a legal U- turn and our office park will be the second drive on your right. You will see the Babcock Injury Lawyers sign.

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