I have high blood pressure & I was prescribed Lisinopril and I took that for like 2 years then I started getting bad headaches, chest pains , hoarse voice and feeling fatigue. Then I was prescribed amlodipine and that medication started making me have exstreem hair loss, swelling of my ankles , shortness of breath and pounding and heart racing. Now I’m on a different medication.
A viable medical malpractice lawsuit is predicated on substantial often permanent injury. I’m not sure that the facts as posted will suffice. But to be sure gather your medical records and consult local counsel for further clarity.
There are viable claims against drug companies and the side-effects that are associated with taking their medications. There are plenty of attorneys that handle such matters (as evidenced by the commercials/ads seen on TV). Contact an attorney that handles product defect/medical malpractice cases for a consultation.
You could possibly have a medical malpractice claim against your doctor or a product liability claim against the drug manufacturers.
The attorneys in this forum will always try to give you the best information possible given the facts that are presented. However, probably 99% of the time, the main theme you will see in any answer is to obtain whatever medical treatment you need for your injuries and then to consult with an attorney, as there is no possible way that any attorney in this forum, based on the limited amount of facts that can be given, can address the issues in full. This is not because attorneys are just trying to get your business but because we know that insurance companies don’t always treat unrepresented claimants fairly.
For a medical malpractice case and/or a product liability case, you will still most likely be dealing with an insurance adjuster.
I’m not saying that all insurance companies are going to try to cheat you by any means, however. I handled lawsuits as an insurance adjuster for thirty-three (33) years for three (3) of the larger insurance companies in the U.S. Those companies always attempted the best they could to be fair and came up with a fair and reasonable settlement range for injury cases most of the time.
However, what you have to understand is that even the most reasonable insurance carriers are going to offer you the lower end of what they consider a reasonable settlement range and try to get you to take it. All insurance companies are in the business of making money and saving on costs and are not in the business of spending money like a drunken sailor. The less than reasonable insurance companies will not be as kind as some of the larger companies out there. Don’t try to handle your case on your own. Don’t try to deal with the insurance company yourself. That's like a two-year old stepping into the octagon to face an MMA champion.
You must also know that medical malpractice and product liability are such a specialized areas of the law and is so fact-driven that no one in this forum can tell you whether or not you have a sustainable case. A serious permanent injury is usually the only ones a medical malpractice or product liability attorney will take. These types of cases can also be the most expensive to try in court, which is why you only see a handful of large attorney firms agreeing to accept medical malpractice or product liability clients.
To determine if you truly have a case, contact an attorney in your area who specializes in medical malpractice claims and product liability claims. You can use the “Find a lawyer” link at the top of the screen for the names of some attorneys in your area.
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