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How to learn the information you need in a defective drug case

On Behalf of | May 3, 2024 | Dangerous Drug Litigation |

After being hurt by a defective drug, legal action should be on the horizon. And because a lawsuit may be the only way to recover the damages that’ve been caused to you, you’ll need to utilize the legal process to your advantage as much as possible. This includes using the discovery process to gather the information needed to build an effective defective drug case.

What goes into the discovery process?

You’d be surprised at how much information you can find out through the discovery process. By sending requests for production of documents, you might gain access to:

  • Internal emails and memoranda
  • Company research data
  • Internal investigative reports
  • Documentation pertaining to the drug’s testing and manufacturing

You can also depose individuals at the company being sued. This can be an effective way to learn where to look for more information and to pin these individuals down on their testimony so that you know how they’re going to testify at trial. If they then change their testimony at trial, you’ll be able to refer to their depositional testimony to attack their credibility and their reliability.

Through discovery, you can also ask the defense to admit to certain key facts. While this can help streamline the process, it can also focus your areas of attack and commit the defense to certain positions.

Use all legal avenues available to you to build your defective drug case

A competent lawsuit has to be thorough and aggressive. To build the most effective case possible, you have to understand the law and how to exploit it to your advantage. So, as you work to build your defective drug case, be sure to research the law, the legal strategies available to you, and common defenses in this area of the law.