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Personal Injury cases are unique to each person, and obtaining a favorable settlement many times depends solely on the attorney you choose to handle your case. If you are injured in a car wreck, a tractor-trailer accident, or other negligent incident, don’t wait… call Leigh Law to discuss your options.
Zolfran and Xarelto
Leigh Law is partnering with Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton to investigate claims for serious injuries caused by two prescription drugs, ZOFRAN (ondansetron) and XARELTO (rivaroxaban). Many people who have been injured by these drugs do not know that the drugs are the cause of their injuries and that they may be entitled to compensation.
Zofran is a drug approved by the FDA to treat nausea in cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy patients. the FDA never approved Zofran to treat pregnancy morning sickness, but the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, “off-label marketed” the drug to treat pregnancy morning sickness. Studies have now linked Zofran to the following birth defects: Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip, and heart defects. A child with these problems and that child’s parents may have a claim for significant compensation. GlaxoSmithKline has already paid billions to settle claims brought against it by the government about its off-label marketing program.
Xarelto is a new generation blood thinker approved by the FDA on July 1, 2011. Xarelto has been approved to prevent deep vein thrombosis after knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, and to reduce the risk of stroke. The most dangerous side effect is uncontrollable bleeding, intestinal bleeding, or brain bleeding. Hundreds of lawsuits have already been filed. If you think you or a loved one or friend has been harmed by Zofran or Xarelto, please call Leigh Law.
You have a right to safety
When you purchase something and use it for its intended purpose, you expect it to be relatively safe. This is true now, but it has not always been this way. After many cases involving unreasonably dangerous products, there is now a precedent for manufacturers to be legally liable for any harm caused by their products.
You have a right to be informed
Companies make claims about their products all the time through advertisements, but who makes sure a product really does "remove wrinkles", "reverse hair loss", or "increase your confidence"? Well as it turns out, companies are legally required to give true information so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.
You are protected from false or misleading advertisements. These range from minor misinformation to blatant fraud. No one should be allowed to manipulate you and take your money.
A common form of fraud through false advertising is the "bait and switch." An example of this is when an car dealership advertises low price vehicles to draw you in, tells you the sale price is no longer available, then pressures you into buying a more expensive vehicle.
Did you know?
“Many states have outlawed this practice [bait and switch] under their consumer protection laws. Other causes of action may also be available under traditional cases, such as fraud statutes.” — HG.org
Common Defense Arguments
Defense lawyers will typically rely on the same few arguments in negligent cases. They might say that you “did not practice due care” or that you are “wholly or partially responsible for your own injury.” Don't let them talk their way out of responsibility for their actions… hire an attorney!
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Most personal injury cases are instances of negligence. This is any situation where a person or company acts irresponsibly and causes you physical or mental harm. A negligent case can include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
- Injury from being hit by a drunk driver
- Medical complications from physician carelessness
- Dog bite from an animal permitted to roam free
- Slip and fall
A "tort" is a wrongful act that causes you harm. A personal injury case where someone intentionally hurt you is called an intentional tort. In these cases, it is no accident… someone deliberately caused you pain. A case for intentional tort could be made for any of the following:
- False Imprisonment
- Inflicting Emotional Distress
Companies often take all precautions for their products and services to be safe, but sometimes people still get hurt. These cases are referred to as "strict liability." Even if a company has labeled their product with a warning, it does not always excuse them from responsibility if injury occurs. Companies must be held responsible for harm caused by what they sell. Leigh Law makes sure companies answer for the wrongs they have allowed by getting you the compensation you deserve.