Defective Drug and Product Attorneys in Louisville
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At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we have recovered millions for clients injured by defective drugs or products.
When manufacturers produce products for the consumers, they have a legal and ethical responsibility to make sure those products are safe; however, many aspects of business can get in the way of safety, including inappropriately-rushed production, a push for large profits and inadequate testing practices. When a product leads to harm due to neglect or a defect, there may be a case against the manufacturer.
These drugs have settlement discussions happening now. Call us if you believe you have been harmed by:
Zimmer and DePuy knee implant – device used for knee replacement
Pradaxa – blood thinning drug
Product Liability Claims
So, how can you tell if you have a case? A product liability claim may be the solution when a product falls into one of the following categories:
Products with Marketing Defects
These products have been advertised in a misleading or false way. Claims like these are usually filed against pharmaceutical companies who advertise that a drug or product is safe when in reality, they are aware it isn’t.
Products That Are Defectively Manufactured
These products have a problem in their individualized manufacturing, making their errors unique. If you file a claim based on a product being defectively manufactured, evidence must be shown that there was a defect and that it caused injuries not due to personal misuse.
Products That Are Defectively Designed
These products have been designed in an unsafe or faulty way. In these cases, the entire line of products is defective or dangerous due to problems in the product’s engineering.
Products with Failure to Warn or Instruct
These products generally neglect to provide adequate information, warnings, instructions or any otherwise necessary information about the product. If it’s the general thought that a product should behave a certain way, the manufacturer has a responsibility to notify the customer that it does not, for safety reasons.
Injured by a Defective Product or Drug? We Can Help.
Drug companies and medical equipment manufacturers have promoted prescription drugs and devices that have caused catastrophic injury, serious illness, and even death. These range from complex medical devices like the DePuy Attune Knee Replacement system, to seemingly innocuous products such as talcum powder. Our years of experience working with successful cases dealing with defective products mean our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to bring you to justice. If you or someone you love has suffered from side effects of a prescription drug or defective medical device, contact our team of Louisville product liability lawyers at (502) 458-5555 or (800) 937-8443. Tell us what happened to you, so we can discuss every dollar the law allows.
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Yes. Each state has a filing deadline for individual types of civil cases, called a “statute of limitations”. If you allow the statute of limitation to expire on your claim, you will be barred from making a monetary recovery. This is why it is important to consult with one of our lawyers as soon as possible after your Dangerous Drug or Defective Product injury.
There isn’t a simple answer. The best step to answer this is to speak with our attorneys for a FREE consultation. We have helped many clients after a Dangerous Drug or Defective Product injury. Our attorneys can answer your questions and explain how the case “worth” will depend on the amount of loss you’ve suffered. Medical bills, future medical costs, lost wages, future loss of earnings, loss of consortium and pain and suffering are different for each person, so the value of each case differs.
So what happens if you are injured by a Dangerous Drug or Defective Product and you know your doctor well? You certainly don’t want to sue them, damaging your relationship. That’s a common misunderstanding when it comes to Dangerous Drug or Defective Product injuries. You don’t sue the person, a claim is made to an insurance company. Drug companies and defective product companies are required to carry insurance. This is meant to financially protect them event of injuries. In fact, the sole purpose of insurance is to regularly pay money in order to protect your assets. Your doctor will not be responsible for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The drug or device manufacturer’s insurance company is responsible to pay claims. If a hail storm damages your roof, you make a claim to the insurance company you have been paying monthly. In the same way if you are injured, we will take legal steps on your behalf make a claim for the expenses related to the Dangerous Drug or Defective Product injury.
The majority of injury cases related to Dangerous Drug or Defective Product injuries do not go to trial. Most are settled out of court. This means our attorneys and the insurance company reach an agreement without a judge and jury getting involved. Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Injury Lawyers handles each client’s case to secure the best possible result. For most cases, we are able to negotiate a settlement. However we are prepared to go to court and have done so when needed to make sure each client is fully compensated for their injuries.
Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Injury Lawyers handles all Dangerous Drug or Defective Product injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We call this our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that our clients never pay a fee unless we win or settle their case.
Yes. A majority of the cases we handle are in Kentucky and Indiana. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in these states. In some cases we utilize co-counsel to represent clients outside of Kentucky and Indiana.
The insurance company is looking out for their best interest, not yours. Insurance companies may try rush you to sign paperwork for as little payment as possible. Our attorneys have a legal and ethical duty to act in the best interests of our clients, insurance company adjusters do not. We work only for you and part of our job is to advise and protect your interests after a Dangerous Drug or Defective Product injury.