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Are You Suffering Serious Side Effects From Prescription Drugs?

With a successful drug injury claim, you can hold the responsible party liable for your injuries and illnesses. Braker White's Odessa drug injury attorneys could be your legal ally in getting the help you need.

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During decades of practice in Midland-Odessa, Braker White has represented clients injured by prescription drugs as a successful Odessa pharmaceutical drug injury lawyer. The medical industry is complicated and the laws of product liability and medical malpractice get more complex as industries continue to develop. Even when it’s a multimillion-dollar drug lawsuit, it all comes down to the burden of proof — we have to find out who was at fault.

Many people can be blamed when something goes wrong because of a medication, and it takes an experienced Texas drug injury lawyer to get to the bottom of the mistake.

It’s important to know the right questions to ask and who should be answering them: Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) miss something during the drug’s approval process? Was a mistake made by the pharmaceutical manufacturer? Was your prescription made after a drug recall? Were you warned of all potential side effects by your doctor? Were there sufficient side effects warnings on the package? Did your doctor take into consideration your complete health history before giving you the drug?

When you need honest answers and knowledgeable representation, get Braker White on your side.

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Getting Help Is Easy

The legal process can be overwhelming, but our firm strives to make it accessible to everyone. With just a simple call or message, we can begin a free case evaluation and start taking action on your behalf.

Protecting Your Right to Compensation

When someone else’s negligence or recklessness causes you harm, we are the no-nonsense West Texas attorneys who will fight for your rights and pursue the justice you deserve.

No Upfront Fees, No Risk

We believe in providing empathetic and skilled legal services to our fellow Texans, which is why we operate on a contingency basis. This means that there are no upfront costs to you, and we only receive payment if we successfully secure compensation for your case.

We Are Here To Help

Defective drug claims are some of the most complex personal injury claims for injured people to prove their damages and win. That does not mean that an injured person should feel hesitant or refrain from taking legal action to recover the financial compensation they are entitled to for the harm they suffered. Braker White understands the extensive physical harm and emotional trauma that can result from a drug injury and how to help victims win their claims and receive compensation for their losses.

From assistance filing a claim to strategic negotiations and effective litigation in court, Braker White has you covered.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

5 Star Reviews

I am happy I hired Robert White. His staff was such a delight and quickly took control of my case. Throughout the process Mr. White and his staff made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions. Overall, I was impressed with his services.

-Stevan Campos
5 Star Reviews

Attorney Robert White, Greta and their team have been very helpful, friendly, courteous and professional. They were easy to work with, answered all our questions and concerns. Also kept us informed through the whole process. Would definitely recommend them and would use them again if needed!!

-Mary Caldwell
5 Star Reviews

I was really glad I hired Robert White. I had a severe back injury and the workers compensation carrier continued to deny my surgery. Mr. White made sure I had my surgery and that the insurance company paid for it. I did not have to wait until the lawsuit was finalized to have my surgery. I am so pleased with his work and his staff was very pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process. I was so pleased with his work, that I hired him on another accident. He did an excellent job on the second accident too.

-Malcolm Owens
5 Star Reviews

I am so glad I was referred to Robert E. White. The insurance company would not take me serious until I hired Robert White. Mr. White was very understanding and reassuring. I don’t think I could have done this without his help. His staff was great and would go out of their way to help me.

-Vanessa Sanchez-Portillo
5 Star Reviews

Greta has been the greatest human to work with. She hasn't talked to me like I'm an idiot and I have understood everything along the way. Everyone in the office is so nice and let's you know exactly what is going to happen and when.

-Misty Torres
5 Star Reviews

I am so glad that I hired Robert White. He did an excellent job on my case and was successful in getting me compensated for my time off work. Robert White and his staff answered all my questions and were available when I needed to talk to them.

-Harry Crosby
5 Star Reviews

My wife & I are so glad that we hired Robert White. We are so happy the way Mr. White handled our case. We recovered our money real fast and we will recommend Mr. White to anyone that’s involved in an auto accident.

-Linda & Daryl Goolsby
5 Star Reviews

I was truly impressed with the attentiveness Robert White and his staff showed toward my case. Throughout the entire process I never had to worry about a thing and it was such a relief. I am very happy that I hired him.

-Steven Dillon

Do You Have a Case?

If you are wondering if your situation is a valid case, then consider the following:

  • Did you experience harm from a prescription that was not expected and was quite severe?
  • Did you contact your doctor about your worries and concerns over complications with your medicine but they did not respond to you promptly or at all? 
  • Has your condition or injury not improved or gotten worse after taking your prescribed medication?
  • Are you suffering from symptoms that you were not informed could happen?

Any of these scenarios and more could mean that you were injured by a drug, whether it was defective or incorrectly administered. If something is amiss in your treatment, negligence or mistakes may have transpired. The Texas defective drug injury attorneys at Braker White can help you.

According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), adverse events can result when taking a medication. The following are the most common injuries that a person suffering from a drug injury can experience:

  • Death
  • Suffering a life-threatening condition
  • Having to be hospitalized or staying in the hospital’s care for a prolonged period of time
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Harm to an unborn child or issues with fertility

Not every side effect suffered from a drug injury means that there was negligence. Although, when it can be determined that adverse effects of drugs came about because the drug was either misprescribed or defective, several parties could be blamed. A victim’s specific circumstances will be used to determine who is responsible for paying for their damages.

Liable parties for drug injuries can include:

  • Drug manufacturers who make mistakes during the manufacturing of the drug, do not indicate warnings for specific side effects, or market drugs in a way that makes them available for conditions where they are harmful
  • Laboratories testing drugs
  • Distributors mishandling drugs
  • Sales representatives
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Doctors
  • Pharmacies and pharmacists

Prescription Drugs Should Keep You Safe, Not Cause Injuries of Their Own

If a pharmaceutical has harmed you or led to ongoing illnesses, you deserve repayment for the suffering and financial loss it has caused. Braker White will be by your side to help you recover what you need and secure compensation for costs you’re expected to pay in the future.

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Damages That Can Be Recovered With a Pharmaceutical Injury Claim

You can file a claim if you are injured by a defective drug in Texas. In your claim, you can account for all of the losses or damages you suffered. Some of these may include the following:

  • Medical expenses, both current and future
  • Loss of earning capacity due to injuries
  • Pain and suffering

It is important to note and understand that there are caps on what a victim can recover in Texas for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. An attorney at Braker White will be able to advise victims of these limitations in compensation.

How Can a Drug Injury Attorney Help Me?

Although not necessarily required, having an experienced attorney can be a significant benefit to drug injury victims. These claims are notoriously complex, and the bar for proving medical negligence is relatively high when one is harmed by a defective drug or one that a medical professional did not correctly prescribe. 

Additionally, when you suffer injuries, you will not feel your best. You must focus on your health and well-being. Having to also take on a legal battle can inhibit your ability to recover. Working with an attorney gives you the peace of mind that your claim is being taken care of so you can make getting better your primary focus.

What Are the Next Steps?

To learn more about your legal options, to find out the true value of your claim, and to get to know our legal team, schedule your free case review over the phone, online, or in person. We are available 24/7 to begin the process, and there is no obligation necessary for this case review. It is cost-free information and advice from your local Odessa pharmaceutical injury experts.

We know exactly what is needed to successfully support your claim, and we will work with you to collect the necessary documents. These may include medical records or bills, police reports, and expert testimony, among other pieces of evidence.

The next step involves dealing directly with the insurance company which will likely be doing their best to deny or underpay your claim if they’re given any small chance. This is where we come in. 

Braker White has experience with different insurance companies and their tricks and will handle the negotiation process for you. They know the tactics they use, and they will work to secure you the highest possible settlement. You don’t have to argue or agree with anything the insurance adjuster tells you — just send them to your lawyer!

If the negotiation process ends successfully and we are able to recover an appropriate settlement for your claim, you will have the option to accept this final settlement. Braker White will always be on your side, advising you of all options and helping you make the best choice for you.

Our office will continue working on your case to be sure the money is in your hands promptly. If there are any unreasonable, unlawful delays in getting your money, we can take action on your behalf.

Pharmaceutical Drug Injury FAQs

A pharmaceutical drug injury lawsuit is a legal claim made against a pharmaceutical company by a person who has been injured or harmed as a result of using a prescription drug. These lawsuits can be brought as individual cases or as part of a class-action lawsuit.

To learn more, explore these resources concerning the safety of pharmaceuticals:

Defective drugs can cause a wide range of injuries, including heart attacks, strokes, liver damage, kidney failure, birth defects, and even death.

For example, an FDA-approved treatment for bulging eyes and double vision known as Tepezza® has been linked to hearing loss, while the reflux medication Nexium has caused severe kidney damage and disease in some users.

The best way to understand if your injuries have been caused by a defective drug is to be treated regularly by a physician who stays updated on your symptoms.

No, you do not need to have suffered a serious injury to file a lawsuit. Even minor injuries can be the basis for a legal claim if they were caused by a defective drug.

Mistakes made at the manufacturing level, contamination of the prescription drug, prescribing errors, and more can all lead to a variety of complications, both physiological and psychological. No matter what you’ve had to suffer as a result of taking the faulty medication, you deserve to have your losses compensated for.

The statute of limitations for filing a pharmaceutical drug injury lawsuit varies by state and can range from one to six years. In some situations, it may be most beneficial for you to file your lawsuit out of state. It is important to contact our legal team as soon as possible to find out which statute of limitations applies to your case and to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines.

Yes, you can still file a lawsuit even if the drug was prescribed by your doctor. The pharmaceutical company may still be liable if the drug was defective and caused your injury. If your doctor did not give you all of the information about the drug or prescribed it incorrectly, they may also be held responsible.

If you are considering filing a prescription drug injury claim, it is essential to hire an attorney who specializes in handling these types of cases. Our office has the knowledge and experience to help guide you through the ups and downs of the legal process, including dealing with pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and medical experts. 

Moreover, we understand the various state and federal laws that govern defective drug claims and can help you pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. By working with our Odessa pharmaceutical drug injury attorneys, you can increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and holding the right parties responsible.