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Ketek is a ketolide antibiotic used to treat community-acquired, drug-resistant, bacterial respiratory tract infections. Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, Ketek now has strongly worded warning labels. Risks include jaundice, liver damage, liver failure, and death. Ketek is used now only to treat pneumonia in patients age 18 and older.
If you or a loved one suspect that you were harmed by taking Ketek, you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit against Ketek’s manufacturer.
Should I Hire a Ketek Attorney?
To protect your rights, you should consult with an attorney specializing in Ketek cases. Law firms handling Ketek cases have over time built a body of information that could be beneficial to your case.
The consultation will determine if you have a valid case and if your damages are sufficient enough warrant legal action. Most attorneys provide a free consultation to new clients.
Many attorneys will work on a contingency basis, meaning they will be paid a percentage of the monetary damages you are awarded, if any.
But you must not delay. You have a limited amount of time beginning from the time you were harmed to file your lawsuit because of the statute of limitations. At the consultation, your attorney will tell you how much time you have to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations prevents you from suing.
What Can a Ketek Attorney Do?
In building your case your attorney will:
- Investigate the circumstances resulting in your taking Ketek;
- Use your medical records to document the harm Ketek caused;
- Use your expense records to determine the amount of money you need to recover;
- Determine an amount for the damages you will claim with your approval.
Your attorney will write your complaint and file it with the court clerk. As your case progresses, your attorney will develop evidence, take depositions under oath from witnesses, make motions, respond to motions filed by the opposition, and defend against the opposition’s attempts to keep evidence from being introduced at trial.
Statistics show that about 95 percent of cases are settled between the parties instead of going to trial. Your attorney will aggressively negotiate with the opposition to settle your case for a specific amount of money. It will be your choice to accept the settlement, renegotiate for more money, or take the case to trial and let the jury determine the damages.
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