Since the opioid pain reliever propoxyphene was recalled last November, the number of Darvon and Darvocet lawsuits filed in U.S. courts has continued to pile up. And while injured Darvocet users understand that their cardiac injuries may make them eligible for compensation from distributor Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., they still often have questions about the particulars of a product liability claim. Below are the answers to some frequently asked Darvocet lawsuit questions. If you still are unsure about some aspect of your case, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Rottenstein Law Group for more information.
Am I eligible for a Darvocet lawsuit?
If you have taken Darvon, Darvocet, or another form of propoxyphene and suffered a cardiac side effect such as a heart attack, stroke, ventricular fibrillation, or arrhythmia, or if a loved one suffered a fatal Darvocet overdose, then it may be possible to sue Xanodyne and/or drug manufacturers. Of course, you will have to substantiate your claims through evidence, and only a lawyer can determine whether you have a valid case.
How much time do I have to file a Darvocet lawsuit?
Although the exact amount of time you have to initiate a claim against a drug manufacturer depends on a number of factors, you must understand that it is finite. Statutes of limitations exist so that lawsuits are filed a reasonable amount of time after the events that gave rise to them occurred. Otherwise, important evidence, recollections, and witnesses can be lost or rendered inaccurate. You must therefore file a lawsuit before the statutes of limitations expires, which could be as little as one year or as many as several years after your injury occurred. Again, because every situation is different, you should speak with an attorney to determine how much time you have to sue Xanodyne and/or another manufacturer.
How long will it take to resolve my Darvocet lawsuit?
This is one of the questions most commonly asked by plaintiffs, and also one of the most difficult to answer. As a guideline, most lawsuits take around 2 years from the time they are filed until they reach trial, but a number of factors can make this period longer or shorter. And because some of them, such as the docket schedule, lie beyond the control of even an attorney, not even he or she can give you a completely accurate answer about the amount of time needed to resolve a lawsuit. The bottom line is that you need to be patient and trust that your attorney is doing everything possible to make the legal process as efficient as possible.
How much money can I recover from a Darvocet lawsuit?
None of the cases against Xanodyne and other propoxyphene manufacturers/distributors have yet to be settled, and with the recent ruling by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to delay a decision on Darvocet lawsuit consolidation until July, it could be many months before any cases actually go to trial. The most important thing to understand about a Darvocet settlement amount is that it depends on the extent of your injuries and losses. Both monetary damages such as medical bills and non-monetary damages such as physical pain are compensable, however, and some clients’ recoveries could be significant.
How much does it cost to hire RLG to represent me in a Darvocet lawsuit?
Generally, the Darvocet lawyers of the Rottenstein Law Group work on a contingency basis, meaning there are no up-front fees. In the event that RLG is able to secure compensation on your behalf, whether through a trial verdict or a pre-trial settlement, you will be charged a percentage of the total recovery amount.
The Rottenstein Law Group is offering free case evaluations to prospective Darvocet lawsuit clients. You have nothing to lose by submitting the details of your case to one of our experienced attorneys, but you must act quickly to avoid the expiration of the statute of limitations. You can be confident knowing that RLG is handling your propoxyphene injury claim. Our lawyers have a total of more than 25 years of experience standing up for the rights of clients who have been harmed due to the negligence of powerful corporations like Xanodyne. For your complimentary claim evaluation, fill out this form or call 1 (888) 736-7262.