Hello, I am Roger Ghai, and I practice in the area of pharmaceutical litigation. That is, we represent clients throughout the country with regard to harmful drugs that have been consumed by the public. Sometimes we get questions as to how do I prove my case? That’s a very good question, actually, it’s one of the things that we initially look at as plaintiff’s lawyers handling in this area of law. Proof of use, let’s say for example, you’ve taken a drug, and you’re trying to prove that you actually use it many times. We will have the client get the prescription history record to show from the pharmacy department that the prescription was actually filled up. That’s one way that we do it, and another way that we can prove that the client used the product would be from client’s medical records. Maybe there is no pharmacy record, or the pharmacy record is a long gone because they destroyed it.
But maybe we have something in the client’s either primary care physician records, something of that referencing the fact that the prescription was at least written or recommended. That’s another way of proving it. Another way of proving proof of use, if push comes to shove, would be that we would have a client sign an affidavit saying that they were prescribed the medication, and that they filled the prescription at a whatever pharmacy. Maybe the pharmacy’s since closed, but they would routinely have their prescription filled there, and that they took it for a certain amount of time. That’s one of the first things that we look at in evaluating whether to accept the case or not, as to whether we can actually prove it. Proof of use is a big thing in this area of law. If you think you’ve been harmed by one of the pharmaceutical products that have been put out there on the market, feel free to contact my office at 7707921000.