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Dietary Supplement Injury Lawsuit: Explained

Dietary Supplement Injury Lawsuit: Explained
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Dietary supplements are typically marketed as natural pain relief or treatment for deficiencies, medical disorders, and illnesses. They include ingredients like herbs, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. However, they can often also include chemical binding agents. Unfortunately, some people can have adverse reactions to these chemical ingredients. Some people also have adverse reactions to more natural ingredients that are wrongly marketed. If you have taken a supplement and have experienced a personal injury because of it, then you need to file a lawsuit.

This article will explain what a dietary supplement injury lawsuit consists of:

Seek Medical Advice

If you’ve just taken a supplement, and you’re having an adverse reaction, then you need to seek medical advice. Adverse reactions can be very serious and need to be addressed immediately. Once you’ve sought medical help, you should ask for a written note from the doctor confirming that the reason for your arrival in the ER was an adverse reaction to a supplement. You should also ask them to note down specifically what was wrong with you so that you can present this as evidence in court. ER records are deleted at the end of the shift, which is why you need to get documented evidence from the doctor that sees you.

Once you’ve sought medical advice, you should contact a lawyer. A lawyer will be able to take you through the more complicated stages of filing a lawsuit. They will also be able to check whether the supplement that you have taken is on a recall list like Vigor 25 is. If you’re on a reduced income, then you might be able to find a no-win-no-fee lawyer, who will represent you for free. They take their fee when you win your case. If you lose, then they won’t charge you.

Contact a Lawyer

Once you’ve sought medical advice, you should contact a lawyer. A lawyer will be able to take you through the more complicated stages of filing a lawsuit. They will also be able to check whether the supplement that you have taken is on a recall list like Vigor 25 is. If you’re on a reduced income, then you might be able to find a no-win-no-fee lawyer, who will represent you for free. They take their fee when you win your case. If you lose, then they won’t charge you.

Notification Process

Once you have hired a lawyer, and they are happy that your case has enough evidence to go to court, then they will notify the defendant. The defendant will then hire their own attorney. After notification but before trial, there’s a chance that the defendant might try to strike a deal. This is called an out-of-court settlement. Companies will do this so that they don’t get any bad press in the media. It’s very important that you hire a highly qualified lawyer, otherwise, they might not be able to argue for maximum compensation. The extent of your injury will be taken into account when compensation is being considered.

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Going To Trial

If a company decides not to pay you a settlement fee, then your case will go to trial. In trial, the defendant will argue that they should not have to compensate you for your injuries. They might do this if you had an allergic reaction to a listed ingredient, for example. However, if you had an allergic reaction to an unlisted ingredient, then you would in all likelihood win the lawsuit. Your lawyer will handle every aspect of your trial for you.

Dietary supplement lawsuits are becoming more and more common. The best thing that you can do for yourself after you’ve experienced a personal injury because of a supplement is to hire a lawyer.

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