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Clinical trials are controlled studies, conducted under FDA regulations, to test the efficacy and effects of new drugs, medical devices, or procedures before they are released for clinical use. While most trials are carried out ethically, with patient safety in mind, even the most well-intentioned trials may result in serious side effects, patient injury, and even death. These damages may be the result of negligence, malpractice, patient confusion, or the intentional withholding of information.

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Clinical Trials Can Pose Serious Risks to Volunteers

Clinical trials are meant to ensure that a product or treatment is both effective and safe to use. However, during the course of a trial, participants can be severely injured and lawsuits can arise out of negligent medical treatment, lack of informed patient consent, or a number of other factors including:

  • The new treatment being tested may not be as effective or as safe as existing treatments.
  • Drugs and medical devices in clinical trials may carry unexpected side effects.
  • These side effects may be occasional aches and pains or may result in serious adverse events including renal injury, cardiovascular complications, and even death.
  • As the clinical trials progress, drugs may be combined with other medications and dosages may be increased, resulting in increased risks.
  • Insurance and health care providers may not cover the costs of patient care during a clinical trial or injuries and side effects that may result from a clinical trial.

If you Were injured in a Clinical Trial Ask Yourself the Following Questions

If you have been involved in a clinical trial and have suffered injury or illness, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Did you understand all of the enrollment paperwork you signed?
  • Were you confused by the consent forms?
  • Did you have lingering questions about side effects?
  • Did your doctor fail to explain all the possible outcomes of the trial?
  • Were you told you had a problem and then told something different by another doctor?
  • Were you referred to several doctors during your initial treatment and/or after the trial?

Injured in a Clinical Trial? It May be Time to Contact an Attorney

If you or a loved one has participated in a clinical trial that has led to injury or wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Thomas J. Henry today for more information and a thorough case review.

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We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following a clinical drug trial injury, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

A tort is a civil wrongful act committed by a person or company that results in harm to another person. A mass tort is when multiple victims are injured by the same single tort.

A court will consider if a mass tort lawsuit is permissible by determining:

  • whether a large number of plaintiffs are involved
  • whether the plaintiffs are located near or far from each other;
  • whether the injuries sustained are similar among the plaintiffs;
  • whether the claims arose from the same cause (defective toy, car part, oil spill, etc.)
  • Defective products, such as car parts, toys, or other consumer goods.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs, such as those that are later linked to severe or fatal health consequences
  • Environmental hazards, such as polluted water sources contaminated by nearby industrial sites or an oil leak.

Thousands of lawsuits across the country may be filed with a mass tort. These lawsuits are filed in numerous federal district courts. In a mass tort, federal judges will consolidate the thousands of lawsuits into a single proceeding. One judge in a single federal district court will oversee litigation, allowing for consistent rulings and a more expeditious process for the plaintiffs.

In a mass tort, each plaintiff (injured person) has an individual claim resulting from their unique damages. In a class action, many plaintiffs are considered collectively. Similarly, in a mass tort, each individual’s claim “value” is unique to the severity of their injuries. In a class action, plaintiffs generally suffer injuries of similar severity, resulting in the same amount of compensation value.

If you have been injured or suffered illness due to a recalled drug, having an expert witnesses can be essential to proving your claim. Thomas J. Henry has spent decades building professional relationships with leading experts including:

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