The Louisiana defective drug attorneys at Mansfield Melancon represent people who have been harmed by medications that do not work as intended. We are experienced litigators and skilled negotiators who have helped clients and their families move on after an experience with a defective drug by getting them the full compensation available.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to offering comprehensive legal services and fighting aggressively for the people we represent. We understand how large drug companies and their insurers often approach these cases and our firm has a strong track record of achieving successful results for our clients.
Our lawyers understand the pain and stress that can come with being injured due to a healthcare provider giving you a defective drug, especially when it is caused through no fault of your own. That is why we take the time to understand each client’s unique individual circumstances and work aggressively to build the strongest possible case.
At Mansfield Melancon, our attorneys work directly with clients, making ourselves available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We take the time to understand our clients’ unique individual circumstances and we appreciate their specific needs and goals. You will not need to navigate layers of paralegals and case managers to speak to your lawyer at our firm.
Legal Rights for People Harmed by Defective Drugs
Anyone who has been harmed by a defective drug has the right to seek compensation and other legal remedies from those responsible, whether it is the pharmaceutical company that produced the medication, the doctor who prescribed it, or the pharmacist who improperly filled the prescription.
Drug companies owe people a legal duty to take certain safety precautions when producing drugs, including testing the medication to ensure that it is safe and effective. They are also required to warn doctors and patients of any possible hazards and sufficiently describe how the medication should be used. The warning must be easily understandable for the general public. It also must describe any risks related to the drug’s intended use, as well as recreational and other foreseeable uses. The failure to inform individuals about the risks associated with the drug can be cause for legal action in Louisiana.
Doctors, similarly, are obligated to put a certain amount of thought and care into decisions about what medications to prescribe for their patients. Pharmacists filling those prescriptions are required to do so with care, making sure that the drug type and dosage is accurate and that the drug can be mixed with another prescribed medication.
When pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals do not live up to these responsibilities, they are likely to be legally responsible for any harm that happens as a result. If you’ve been harmed by a prescribed drug or medication contact the Louisiana personal injury attorneys at Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick.
How a Louisiana Defective Drug Attorney Can Help
We understand the pain and stress that can occur when medication that you expect to help you heal or address various ailments does more harm than good. That is why our attorneys are dedicated to helping clients build the strongest possible cases and get the full compensation available under the law.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective drug, the Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Mansfield Melancon can help.
Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Louisiana defective drug attorney. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at 504-500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at 225-612-0800, or our Lafayette location at 337-409-0003. We’d love to fight for you!