You have the right to trust that the drugs you are prescribed by your doctor are safe; however, this is not always the case. While all drugs have some side effects, not all drugs are safe. Defective drugs are the cause of injury and death in Louisiana and throughout the United States. When a defective drug causes harmful side effects that result in a fatality, the family of the deceased may have a claim under the wrongful death laws of Louisiana or the state in which the person resided at the time of his or her death.
The wrongful death attorneys and defective drug lawyers of The Olinde Firm represent families in Louisiana and throughout the United States in defective drug lawsuits. Contact our New Orleans wrongful death attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation. We want to help you and your family seeks justice on behalf of your lost loved one.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
When you lose a loved one due to harmful drug side effects, the last thing on your mind is filing a wrongful death lawsuit; however, we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible. Your legal right to hold the parties responsible for your loved one’s death is time sensitive. The statute of limitations provides strict time limits on when you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The sooner you contact our office the sooner we can begin an investigation into the circumstances of your loved one’s death.
Lawsuits For Harmful Drug Side Effects Are Complex
Defective drug cases involve miles of red tape in medical and legal issues; therefore, to sooner we begin working on your case the better chance we have of developing a legal strategy to secure the maximum compensation available under our wrongful death laws. While no amount of money will undo the damage that has been done to your family, a monetary judgment is the only remedy the law can offer because it is unable to return your loved one to you. A judgment against the at-fault party serves several purposes:
- It provides you and your family with the financial support you need to continue providing for your living expenses;
- It provides a measure of justice for your loved one and your family; and,
- It serves as a warning and a deterrent to others who may consider acting in the same or a similar negligent manner.
The experienced wrongful death attorneys of the Olinde Firm will work diligently to settle your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible. We try to negotiate a settlement without filing a lawsuit to save time and money. However, if the other side refuses to negotiate in a fair and just manner, our attorneys will file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue the parties responsible for your loved one’s death. At any time prior to the trial, we may settle the lawsuit; however, if we are unable to agree on terms of settlement, we will proceed to trial, and we are not afraid to fight for your rights in court.
In most cases, you will need to testify at trial. Only you can express the level of grief and despair the death of your loved one has caused you and your family. You are the voice for your loved one to explain how he or she suffered due to a defective drug and how this loss has changed your life forever. For many people, having the opportunity to tell a jury the horrific and tragic details of losing a loved one can help the healing process.
Have You Lost a Loved One Because of Harmful Drug Side Effects?
If you have lost a loved one because of a defective drug, harmful drug side effects, or because of any negligent act, you have the right to seek justice for your loved one by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys want to help you and your family hold the person responsible for your loved one’s death accountable.