Can I claim drug trial organ failure compensation for a drug trial I took part in which I thought only presented a minimal risk to my health? I was left me in critical condition in hospital for weeks after taking the new drug?
Drug trial organ failure compensation claims are a particularly complicated area of medical negligence claims, and as such it is strongly recommended that you seek professional legal advice from a solicitor with experience in medical negligence claims. You should also use a solicitor to pursue a drug trial organ failure compensation claim if you are eligible to make a claim.
Although drug trial organ failure compensation can be claimed in many cases, patients taking part in a drug trial are often required to sign a disclaimer that they are undergoing a new type of treatment that has not been clinically tested before. There are risks to health with new treatments, and although such treatments should be safe and not involve risks of serious injury to a patient, injuries are more likely to be sustained than with traditional treatment regimens. In certain circumstances the disclaimer may prevent such claims being made. This does not mean however, that you lose the right to make a claim for drug trial organ failure compensation. If the risks have not been properly explained or underplayed, you may still be entitled to compensation for drug trial organ failure.
Any drug company must follow regulatory, medical and clinical research guidelines to the letter before clinical trials can be considered, and ‘an error’ may have been made by the drug company. In some cases, such drug trials may amount to criminal negligence on the part of the pharmaceutical company and the case may become a police matter. The clinical research company may be at fault, and a health authority may also be implicated in any claim. As such there may be multiple negligent parties, making a drug trial organ failure compensation claim even more complicated.
It is vital that drug companies and health authorities who conduct clinical trials ensure that, although treatments may be new and experimental, the risks to patients are kept to the bare minimum. When errors have been made which cause patients to suffer serious health problems as a result, it is possible to claim compensation for drug trial organ failure.
You are advised to speak with an experienced medical negligence solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity to establish whether you have a claim for drug trial organ failure compensation which is worth your while to pursue.