Joe Osborne & Greg Francis, Personal Injury Lawyers & Founders of Osborne & Francis

Florida Dangerous Drug Attorney

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Doug Morris

How Can a Florida Dangerous Drug Lawyer Help You?

What are your legal options after a pharmaceutical drug causes harm instead of helping you heal? A Florida dangerous drug attorney can help you recover damages and improve drug safety and standards.


Medications and prescriptions can be considered dangerous drugs when they are mislabeled, sold for improper uses, or cause harmful side effects. If you or your loved one or child were harmed by a dangerous drug, you have rights under the law.

A dangerous drug lawsuit can provide compensation for injuries and help bring attention to the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs. Every dangerous drug case represents an individual harmed by hazardous and sometimes fatal drug side effects.

At Osborne & Francis, our attorneys understand how much trust is placed in pharmaceuticals byaverage patients and consumers. We have the resources to fully investigate your injuries, and will work to pinpoint what wen wrong to cause a dangerous drug reaction.

Contact our Florida offices in Orlando, Boca Raton, and Lakeland by calling (561) 293-2600 today. There are deadlines associated with pharmaceutical and dangerous drug personal injury cases — before your window for justice closes, empower one of our experienced lawyers to represent you and your family.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What Kind of Settlement Can a Florida Dangerous Drug Attorney Help Secure?

In a dangerous drug lawsuit, compensation payments for your losses are known as damages. Some common types of damages awarded in Florida dangerous drug settlements include:

  • Medical bills Costs for treatment of any injuries or illnesses caused by the dangerous drug, including emergency responses like an ambulance ride, and follow-up care for long-term or permanent conditions.
  • Lost wages Lost or reduced income due to your illness, including the loss of job-related benefits like retirement contributions and health insurance coverage.
  • Pain and suffering This refers to both physical and emotional distress caused by the use of the dangerous drug, including strain placed on your marriage and family relationships (loss of consortium).
  • Punitive damages, This compensation comes from fees intended to punish the defendant for their actions, and may be ordered in instances of individuals/companies knowingly placing dangerous drugs on the market.
  • Wrongful death losses, Damages in a wrongful death case cover both economic losses like a loss of income, and non-economic losses like the emotional pain of losing a person’s unique and irreplaceable companionship

Securing settlements or verdicts in dangerous drug injury cases is first about compensating you,and providing for high-quality, dignified treatment going forward. These amounts also serve to penalize irresponsible drug designers, manufacturers, and retailers, creating a safer community for all patients.

Your Florida dangerous drug attorney from Osborne & Francis can build a case for negotiations with insurance companies, businesses like retail pharmacies, and corporate counsel from major pharmaceutical conglomerates. Contact us online or by calling (561) 293-2600 — we are fully prepared to go all the way to trial to secure what our clients deserve.

What Kind of Cases Can a Florida Dangerous Drug Injury Lawyer Handle?

Examples of dangerous prescription drugs that can cause injuries include:

Antidepressants that cause the opposite of intended treatment results by leading to increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in certain populations like children and adolescents

  • Antidepressants that cause the opposite of intended treatment results by leading to increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in certain populations like children and adolescents
  • Blood thinners such as Eliquis and Xarelto which may cause bleeding disorders if not properly monitored and dosed
  • Opioids and other pain medications that can lead to addiction if overprescribed, or respiratory depression and death if improperly dosed or mixed with other medications
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and fever-reducer medicines with side effects that harm the stomach lining, kidneys, liver, or increase the risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Hormonal drugs for birth control that carry increased cancer risk, and anti-nausea drugs prescribed during pregnancy that increase the risk of birth defects

There is a wide range of pharmacological side effects that may harm patients and consumers. You may only have one chance to file a personal injury lawsuit to cover all of your needs going forward. You deserve an experienced legal team familiar with the complexities of medical product liability, and the intersection between healthcare diagnostics and business/corporate law.


How Long Does a Florida Dangerous Drug Lawsuit Take?

A dangerous drug lawsuit can take anywhere from six months to several years. Even when a medication is found to be harmful or allegedly harmful, pharmaceutical companies still have a interest in protecting their profits. This could put consumers’ health or their lives in jeopardy while the case moves through the legal process.

However long it takes to secure justice, the attorneys at Osborne & Francis will be by your side, and see your case through to the end.

Featured Case Result from Osborne & Francis
Founding Osborne & Francis attorney Joe Osborne was essential in securing $9.475 million in a case against Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Bayer’s drug Trasylol was used in approximately one-third of heart operations in America, but carried serious side effects like kidney damage, kidney failure, and death.
Bayer ignored these findings and continued to sell the drug for two years after research showed the dangers. That delay contributed to approximately 22,000 deaths and numerous catastrophic injuries. Mr. Osborne’s aggressive advocacy and unparalleled dedication to hisclients helped win families significant compensation.


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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

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Contact an Experienced Florida Dangerous Drug Injury Attorney

An improperly made drug can have dangerous side effects, harming a person’s health and livelihood. If you or a loved one have been harmed by prescription medication, you need a proven pharmaceutical litigation attorney by your side.

At Osborne & Francis, we understand what level of funds it takes to make families whole again after a dangerous drug injury. We also know how important it is to have trust in the medications given to you by drug developers and pharmacists. A Florida dangerous drug lawsuit can serve to directly help your family, and ultimately improve the safety standards for drugs on the market in the U.S.

Our talented legal team has successfully litigated cases involving medication errors and defective medical products like metal-on-metal hip implants and transvaginal mesh. We have collected over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We have earned a reputation in the community for going up against multi-million dollar corporations and never backing down.

Turn to Osborne & Francis for a free consultation today by calling (561) 293-2600.

At Osborne & Francis, we have successfully litigated cases involving pharmaceutical malfeasance and defective medical products like hip implants and transvaginal mesh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Dangerous Drug Lawsuit FAQs

What are some common dangerous drug injuries?

Some common dangerous drug injuries include blood clots, kidney/liver/stomach damage, allergic reactions, infections, seizures, strokes, and heart or cardiovascular events.

Drugs can become dangerous when they are defective, prescribed in the wrong dosage, or given with another drug that causes a harmful combination.

Who can I sue in a Florida dangerous drug lawsuit?

Patients, their families, or their estates can file a lawsuit against the designer, manufacturer, or seller of a drug that caused harm, depending on where liability lies. There may be multiple parties who bear responsibility, including drug quality testing laboratories, prescribing doctors/hospitals, and pharmaceutical sales representatives. Your lawyer will investigate to find all responsible parties, which may increase the amount of compensation available to you.

Can I join a class action lawsuit for a dangerous drug?

Yes, if you have been notified of a class action lawsuit for a drug you’ve taken, you have the option to join. Class action lawsuits involve a large group of plaintiffs suing a defendant together. However, if you have unique or serious injuries due to a dangerous drug, you may want to pursue an independent lawsuit to ensure all of your losses are covered. Contact an attorney for advice specific to your situation.

What is the filing deadline for dangerous lawsuits in Florida?

Defective drug injury claims may fall under medical malpractice or product liability. The filing deadline is different for each type of claim in every state. For example, Florida malpractice claims usually only have a 2-year window, which means work should begin on your case as soon as possible.

Contact the attorneys at Osborne & Francis by calling (561) 293-2600 for your Florida dangerous drug lawsuit consultation. Your case evaluation is free and without obligation on your part, and your information will be kept 100% confidential.