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      Scott Pryor
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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs
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      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • Angie Hemmings
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      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad
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      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier
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      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood
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      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can be used to treat an individual’s adverse symptoms and provide relief. Despite their effectiveness, some of these drugs carry substantial health risks. While some side effects are unavoidable, pharmaceutical companies could face civil liability for drugs that carry unreasonably dangerous health risks.

Drug companies must thoroughly test their products before marketing them to consumers. In addition to ensuring that these medications are safe for use, drug manufacturers must also provide instructions for proper use and warnings labels of potential side effects. When companies fail to fulfill these obligations, injuries and illnesses can occur.

If you believe a dangerous drug caused your medical condition or made it worse, you could benefit from speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney. A Gainesville dangerous drugs lawyer could review your case and determine your eligibility for financial compensation.

Understanding Dangerous Narcotics

When it comes to qualifying for a civil lawsuit, not every drug is considered legally dangerous. Even drugs with significant side effects may not qualify as dangerous, in certain circumstances. When the risks of a drug outweigh its medical use, it could be considered dangerous.

Dangerous drugs must be unreasonably dangerous in order to form the basis of a successful lawsuit. For example, a prescription that has life-altering or even fatal side effects that is intended to treat minor illnesses could create civil liability for the drug’s manufacturer.

Many dangerous drugs claims involve a pharmaceutical company’s failure to warn consumers of potential health risks. Manufacturers have an obligation to inform consumers of the dangers associated with using their products. If a company fails to provide appropriate warnings or fails to test a drug thoroughly before allowing it to enter the market, an attorney could argue that they are legally responsible for any subsequent injuries a consumer suffers.

Pursuing Legal Action against Pharmaceutical Companies

Official Code of Georgia Annotated §51-1-11 grants injured consumers the right to bring a legal claim against negligent pharmaceutical companies for selling a defective drug. A drug manufacturer would be responsible for the harm their dangerous medications cause, even if they were unaware of the defect or side effect. This standard is known as strict liability, is lower than the requirement of proving negligence.

Manufacturers are not the only potential defendants in these cases. According to O.C.G.A §51-1-23, a plaintiff could also hold the seller of a dangerous drug responsible if they were aware of its unreasonable health risks before selling it. If a company’s dangerous drug injures a consumer, it as well as the medication’s seller could be held liable by a skilled Gainesville attorney.

Call a Gainesville Dangerous Drugs Attorney Right Away

A qualified Gainesville dangerous drugs lawyer from our firm could help you recover compensation to offset your losses. From investigating your claim to helping you file a lawsuit, an experienced attorney could assist you through every part of the process. Call our team immediately to set up a free consultation with a professional legal advocate.

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