The pharmaceutical attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy make clients a top priority. We understand that the litigation process may seem intimidating or complicated, so we want you to have all of the necessary information you need about what to expect.
Do you have a specific question about pharmaceutical litigation? Find your question and answer below.
1. How do pharmaceutical lawsuits work?
When you first come to the firm, one of our pharmaceutical lawyers or trained legal staff will discuss your potential case with you. If you decide to hire our firm, our lawyers will file all necessary paperwork against the defendant and start the discovery period. During this time, both you and the defendant will be required to provide relevant information as both sides prepare for trial. Sometimes a settlement is reached near the end of the discovery period or during the early phases of the trial. If a case goes through the entire trial process, it will receive a jury verdict that could be appealed by the defendant.
2. How much will it cost for you to investigate my claim?
Nothing. The minute you contact us, our pharmaceutical lawyers will begin investigating your claim at no cost to you or your family. Typically, one of our investigators will call or visit you to gather information about you, your family and medical history. After we have sufficient information, we decide if we can recommend filing a pharmaceutical lawsuit. This is of no financial cost to you.
3. How much will it cost for you to represent me?
Again, nothing. There is no financial risk on your part in filing a pharmaceutical lawsuit. The lawyers from Simmons Hanly Conroy represent clients on a “contingency” basis, which means that we will only collect a fee if and when you collect a settlement.
4. What pharmaceutical cases are you currently accepting?
The firm is currently representing individuals harmed by multiple dangerous drugs and medical devices. For a current list of pharmaceutical cases we are accepting, please visit our Current Areas of Litigation section.
5. How much can I expect to receive through a pharmaceutical lawsuit?
Recovery results vary per client. The amount you receive from your pharmaceutical lawsuit depends on a variety of factors, including whether your case gets a settlement or a jury verdict. To get a better idea about what compensation you can expect, please contact one of our lawyers.
6. How long can I wait to file a pharmaceutical lawsuit?
While each litigation case is unique, the law imposes certain time limitations on how long one can wait to file a pharmaceutical lawsuit until it is “too late.” These are called statutes of limitations. Essentially, people only have a certain period of time after they are harmed by a defective drug or medical device in which to file their claim. As a result, we advise that you contact us immediately so that we can evaluate your case.
7. How long do pharmaceutical lawsuits take?
Pharmaceutical lawsuits can take time, especially when they are being filed in a busy court system or they require extra investigation. Your Simmons Hanly Conroy attorney will work hard to expedite your case, but please understand that he may need extra time to make sure you get the best settlement possible.
8. Can I file a pharmaceutical lawsuit on behalf of a deceased family member?
In many states, a family member can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one. Because statute of limitation laws strictly govern the amount of time you have to file one of these suits, you should discuss any potential legal action with a lawyer as soon as possible.
9. Who should I file my pharmaceutical lawsuit against?
Every case is different. In some instances, multiple corporations or drug manufacturers may be involved in your case. By learning more about your situation, our lawyers will investigate and determine the appropriate defendants.
10. Will I have to travel?
Every situation is different. While we cannot guarantee that you will not have to travel, in most instances, it is unlikely that you will need to leave the area in which you live.
11. Will I have to testify at trial?
We prepare every case as if we are going to trial. However, some of our pharmaceutical cases settle out of court without going through a trial. In the event that a trial does occur, our pharmaceutical attorneys are trained to make this process as easy on you and your family as possible.
If your question was not answered above, please contact us today.