Washington, D.C. Drug Injury Lawyer



When visiting your doctor for an illness or injury, you do not expect to be prescribed a medication that causes illness or injury.  Unfortunately, this is sometimes the case, and pharmaceutical companies are often to blame for cases that involve these dangerous drugs.

Do not risk your health anymore or live with injuries because of a dangerous drug.  It is important that you take action to regain your health and rebuild your life.  Contact May Lightfoot, PLLC, and get the financial compensation and justice that you could be rightfully due.

The drug injury attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, are:

  • Trustworthy and honest;
  • Knowledgeable and experienced; and
  • Aggressive negotiators and litigators.

If you or someone you know was the victim of a dangerous pharmaceutical product, the drug’s manufacturer might be liable for your losses.  Contact the Washington, D.C., drug injury attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, to discuss the details of your dangerous drug case and determine your legal options.

What a Washington D.C. Drug Injury Attorney Can Do for You

May Lightfoot, PLLC, stands by you throughout your drug injury claim from start to finish.  Our services begin with meeting you, listening to your story, and answering all of your legal questions.  We then start building you the strongest legal claim possible for compensation to cover all of your drug-related injuries and losses.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Investigating and compiling evidence for your claim;
  • Identifying the liable parties;
  • Determining the best legal strategy for pursuing compensation;
  • Assessing your damages and supporting your case for recovery;
  • Negotiating with any insurance companies or liable parties;
  • Filing all necessary legal paperwork;
  • Settling your claim; or
  • Taking your case to trial when appropriate.

Contact our mass tort attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, today to discuss your drug injury claim at no cost to you.  Your consultation can take place by phone, FaceTime or Zoom, or in person, whichever you prefer.

Common Dangerous Drugs and Side Effects

Manufacturers are supposed to test their products and ensure they meet safety and quality standards before selling them to consumers.  However, defects and labeling issues often lead to injuries and illnesses.

Some of the most common dangerous drugs with possible links to injuries, cancer, and diseases are the following:

  • Heparin;
  • Zantac;
  • Elmiron;
  • Belviq;
  • Taxotere;
  • Xarelto; and
  • Nexium.

The most common side effects associated with dangerous drugs are:

  • Cancer;
  • Arrhythmia;
  • Stroke;
  • Heart attack;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Liver disease;
  • Hair loss;
  • Birth defects;
  • Tissue damage;
  • Deep vein thrombosis;
  • Sepsis; and
  • Death.

Compensation for Drug Injuries

Victims of drug injuries have a right to hold manufacturers responsible for any economic, emotional, and physical losses they suffer as a result of taking the drug.  Any compensation received should adequately cover a victim’s expenses, suffering, and other harmful effects of the drugs.

The most common losses pursued in a drug injury claim are:

  • Medical bills;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Lost income;
  • Lost future earnings;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Out-of-pocket expenses;
  • Diminished quality of life; and
  • Loss of consortium.

Contact an Experienced Washington D.C. Drug Injury Attorney Today

At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we believe no victim of a drug injury should be forced to pay out of pocket for any expenses caused by a drug manufacturer.  That is why we thoroughly investigate your claim to prove the pharmaceutical company should be liable for your losses.

Contact May Lightfoot, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., today to learn more about damages available in a drug injury claim and get the peace of mind you need to move forward with your action against the pharmaceutical company.