Paxil Birth Defect Attorneys: What Affects Your Lawsuit
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Can an attorney's experience and reputation really affect the outcome of your lawsuit? Absolutely. Drug manufacturers know which lawyers will take their lawsuit to trial and which won't. Regardless of whether it actually goes to trial, that knowledge could mean the difference between a good settlement offer or no settlement offer at all.
Attorney Bryan Aylstock
Bryan Aylstock, a Florida Paxil and Zoloft birth defect attorney whose practice represents parents and their children who have suffered birth defect injuries due to SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant drugs, says that while there are a lot of high quality firms doing this type of litigation, not all of them are willing to go to trial. His firm is different. They do take their cases to trial. In fact, he told us that, “[A]s we speak, our firm is preparing to go to trial in the next couple of weeks on a Paxil birth defect case.”
Is your law firm ready, willing & able to go to trial?
Aylstock says that whatever law firm anyone decides to hire, they should make sure that they’re ready, willing and able to actually go to trial on your particular case because drug companies have dossiers on every single firm out there that does this type of work – and they know that some trial lawyers will go to trial and that other lawyers would prefer not to. He continued:
While settlements are certainly the way to go in some situations, the best settlements are going to be achieved by lawyers who will go to trial. That would be the number one criteria I would suggest to people when looking to hire an attorney. Other important criteria in an attorney is one that communicates well, keeps you informed about the litigation and properly advises you about the various things that are happening. I think our firm is very good at all of those things.
Drug companies must be held accountable for their actions – and inactions
Litigation can be difficult, but in this situation you’re talking about injured children, children who are going to live the rest of their lives with a condition that they didn’t have to live with if the drug companies provided adequate warning, according to Aylstock. He says that pharmaceutical companies need to be held accountable for their actions and inactions; they need to be told that this is not appropriate conduct. He explained:
[Drug companies] need to compensate the victim, especially when they’re children, so that they can have a normal life or one that is as normal as possible. The last thing that someone with a birth defect needs to be worried about is whether they’re going to be able to make the rent or feed themselves. I think that we can do a lot of good by holding these drug companies accountable to at least make the lives of those people with birth defects better.
The foregoing article has been prepared by an attorney who is a regular contributor to FreeAdvice, and is now undergoing review by the site's editorial staff.