Dangerous Drugs Attorney

Dangerous Drugs Attorney

Unsafe Medication Whether it is prescription medication, over the counter drugs, vitamins or supplements, American markets are flooded by a barrage of pills and medications and consumers are constantly pushed and pulled by the marketing campaigns of the latest and greatest drugs. The laundry list of side-effects rattled off at the end of medication commercials may sound amusing, but there is nothing humorous about the serious adverse drug reactions defective and unsafe drugs can cause.

Pharmaceutical companies and medication manufacturers constantly put pressure on the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, to release drugs to the public quickly and with less stringent testing. The amount of drug recalls in the news is enough to show that this practice needs to end. Often, the tests are inconclusive and many times these drugs can cause severe physical injuries and illnesses. Some of the most common hazardous medications or drugs include:

  • Avandia
  • Yaz and Yasmin
  • Actos
  • Topamax
  • Fosamax
  • Reglan
  • Paxil
  • Pradaxa

There are numerous other products whose adverse side effects can cause extreme and life-altering injuries or illnesses. Pharmaceutical companies must be held accountable for releasing products they knew, or should have known, were unsafe for public consumption. If you became sick or were injured as a result of taking these or any other medications, drugs or supplements, or if you used a defective medical product, you may be eligible to receive compensation by filing a personal injury claim.

Fighting for Victims of Unsafe Drugs Many of the victims who were injured or became sick as a result of taking medications used them with the intention of improving their lives, only to discover that company claims were false and the products they used were dangerous and harmful. To make matters worse, pharmaceutical companies are often extremely large and powerful and have seemingly unlimited resources and financial assets. Our firm wants victims of unsafe drugs to know that we are prepared to handle such cases and will fight on their behalf to be fairly compensated.

The Ferguson Law Firm, P.C. has more than 40 years of combined experience and has obtained compensation for our clients in the tens of millions. We want to help clients recover from their unfortunate injuries and work only on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not be charged if we don't win. Client satisfaction is our top priority, not our pocketbooks. To learn more about how we can help or to discuss the nature of your case, contact the firm as soon as possible.

Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are a common sight in Texas, as new residential and commercial properties continuously sprout up throughout the state. As with any employer, construction companies have an obligation to provide safe, healthy and adequate conditions for employees who work hard to build and improve the community. Despite numerous safety regulations, the construction sector has one of the highest employee injury rates of any industry, and some of the most potentially dangerous situations.

Federal laws established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and governed by OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, provide a detailed list of regulations and procedures for ensuring that construction workers are kept safe on the job. Despite the efforts, construction remains a hazardous occupation. In recent years, OSHA has stepped up enforcement and efforts aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities at Texas construction sites. In 2007 alone, 144 construction workers died on the job and many more were injured.

Not only are Texas construction sites extremely dangerous, many construction workers who were injured at work receive inadequate compensation. In fact, the Houston Chronicle has reported that many contractor associations are regularly flooded with complaints from construction workers who aren't given the proper safety equipment or fail to receive proper medical care when they are injured on the job. Don't allow yourself to fall victim to under-compensation.

Construction Workers' Rights The most common construction accidents involve falling objects, falls, electrocution and incidents involving large or heavy machinery. It is up to employers to ensure that their employees are provided with the proper safety equipment, routinely maintained equipment and machinery, safe scaffolding, covers and warnings for holes, weak spots or power lines and that their workers are properly trained. Adequate working conditions can also be applied to sufficient breaks and overtime regulations for workers who must often endure the extreme Texas heat.

If you have experienced any of these accidents, or if you were injured while working on a construction site, it is vital to a successful case that you immediately report the accident and injury and bring your situation to the attention of a qualified personal injury attorney. OSHA regulations can be dense and liability laws are often complicated. Workers' compensation requirements and insurance regulations can also make these injury claims more difficult. When multiple contracting and subcontracting companies are involved or when there are additional premises liability issues, construction accident cases can quickly become complex.

Contacting the Firm Even though we have a reputation of winning and have recovered compensation worth tens of millions of dollars, we still take pride in the fact that we are also well known for making ourselves easily accessible and open to every client during their case. If you choose to work with our firm you can be confident that we will have your back every step of the way. If you have an emergency at any time of the day or night, we will answer. That is our level of dedication to our clients. To further show how committed we are, we work only on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we win. Client satisfaction is our main priority, not our wallets.

The Ferguson Law Firm, P.C. is experienced in defending injured construction workers and has a strong knowledge of Texas labor and liability laws. We are also familiar with OSHA regulations and will thoroughly investigate your case to determine which regulations were violated and who should be held responsible. Our firm will also fight aggressively to defend your right to fair compensation against the large resources, legal teams and insurance adjustors many contractors and construction companies commonly assemble to protect them from overpaying injured workers. Don't allow yourself to be undercompensated. To discuss your case and its personal circumstances, fill out a free case evaluation or contact us directly.