Norman J. Younker and his team at Fabian Clendenin are focused on helping victims of defective drugs receive compensation for their injuries. Defective drugs are those that should not have entered the market because they were improperly made or are dangerous to the public. Mr. Younker works with victims to help them recover from their personal injuries as a result of defective drugs.
A defective drug is a drug that, to begin with, that probably should never
have been put into the market. A drug that is often prescribed by a
treating physician or sometimes just bought over-the-counter that winds up
causing serious injury. A defective drug case must be brought within 2
years of the date of discovering the injury that was created by the drug.
The key to handling an effective drug case is, if you can, to get the drug
itself. Do not throw anything away, because often, we will have those
analyzed by our own pharmacologists or our own chemists. The end result
that we're looking for on a drug case, or really any medically-related case
is, Number 1, to stop the continuing manufacture and distribution of a
dangerous product so that other people aren't injured. Then Number 2, to
obtain a judgment or an award for our clients that will reimburse them for
all of their past or future medical expenses, all of their lost wages past
or future. Then in addition to that compensation for what's called non-
economic damages, and that is the emotional trauma; the pain, the
suffering, the disability.
One of the main things I would emphasize if you think you have a dangerous
drug case or pharmaceutical case, do not throw anything away. Save the rest
of those pills, save the patch. If all you have left is a prescription or
even only the container, save it, because we will need to see that.