Defective Drug Compensation
Were you seriously injured because of a defective drug? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Experienced Houston defective drug attorney Hector Longoria can fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our Houston office today for a free consultation. Before you do that, however, here is some helpful information regarding defective drug compensation.
Defective Drug Compensation | Prescription Drug Examples
Prescription drugs can oftentimes cause serious side effects and even death. Damage is caused by drug companies failing to properly warn or failing to properly test its product. If you, or a loved one, have taken prescription drugs and suffered injuries call Hector to help you fight the drug companies. Such drugs include the following:
- Risperdal (Gynecomastia cases)
- Propecia (Sexual Dysfunction cases)
- Yaz (DVT/Stroke cases)
- SSRI (Paxil (birth defect)
- Zoloft (birth defect)
- Topomax (birth defect)
- Effexor (birth defects)
- Fen-Phen, brand name Pondimin or Redux (Pulmonary Hypertension or pulmonary arterial hypertension)
Defective Drug Compensation | Wrongful Death
In the event that a loved one dies due to a defective prescription drug, your family may also think about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In a Texas wrongful death case, there are two categories of monetary damages available for recovery. The first type is punitive damages. These are designed to punish those responsible for the death. These are only available when the person responsible acted willfully or the death was the result of his or her gross negligence.
The second is compensatory damages. As its name implies, these compensate the surviving victims in a wrongful death action. Common types of compensatory damages include:
- Loss of future earnings.
- Funeral expenses and medical bills.
- Loss of companionship.
- Emotional pain and suffering (sometimes referred to as mental anguish).
- Loss of inheritance.
- Loss of services (such as the support, care and advice the victim may have continued to receive if their loved one survived).
If you would like to know more information about defective drug compensation, please call our experienced Houston defective drug attorney today to schedule a free consultation.