Nebraska Drug Injury Lawyers Give Answers to Pharmaceutical Litigation FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Each year, individuals and families throughout Nebraska are sickened, or put into potentially life threatening situations, due to medical error. Despite enhanced safety protocols and strict quality controls, medical professionals are human and therefore prone to making mistakes – even in the field of medicine. However, when such mistakes occur due to a practitioner’s lack of care or total disregard, they can be held liable for their actions and subsequent damages.
If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of pharmaceutical error, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party. The knowledgeable Omaha drug injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC can help you explore your options in a free and confidential case consultation today.
Call (402) 397-7600 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Additional information concerning pharmaceutical litigation and our process can be found below.
Q. In The Event of a Medical Error, Who Can be Held Responsible?
A. The answer to this depends on where the negligence lies. If a missed diagnosis or failure to note allergies occurred in the emergency or doctor’s office, the overseeing physician could be held liable. If there was a mislabeling or misreading of the prescription at the hospital, the staff may be responsible. Finally, if your druggist or local pharmacy provided you with the wrong medicine, the store or the individual could face litigation.
Q. What is a Class Action Lawsuit?
A. Essentially, a class action lawsuit involves many different people who have suffered the similar injuries from the same at-fault party. One individual, or individuals, from the group acts as a “representative case” for the others. If successful, all parties represented are awarded.
Q. What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect From my Suit?
A. This greatly depends on the severity of the injuries, the degree of negligence involved and a number of other aggravating factors. Ultimately, a judge or jury will weigh your immediate economic burden, along with the non-economic pains that accompany it and come up with a suitable award. While the numbers most certainly vary and there can be no way to accurate determine what your case may be worth without a proper consultation, compensation for medicinal errors can be considerable.
Q. How Long Does Pharmaceutical Litigation Take to Resolve?
A. Again, this depends on the circumstances surrounding your case and the particulars involved. But more often than not, such suits can take a considerable amount of time to reach a suitable conclusion. Settlements are rarely reached quickly in such cases, as there are often many different legal teams and insurance agencies involved.
Q. When Should I Contact a Nebraska Drug Injury Attorney?
A. At Cullan & Cullan LLC, we recommend as soon as possible. The sooner we are able to begin researching your claim, the better your odds will be at recovering damages. Additionally, there may already be an active case against your negligent party. With your added testimony, there are even greater odds of establishing a successful suit. Call (402) 397-7600 today and find out more from our Omaha personal injury lawyers.
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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.
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