Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyerSuppose you have taken the prescription medication Elmiron for interstitial cystitis and suffered vision problems or retinal damage. As a result, you may be considering filing a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. An Illinois lawyer can help guide you on what to expect during the litigation process.

Filing a Complaint

The first step is filing a complaint in the appropriate Illinois court. Your lawyer will draft the complaint, outlining the facts of your case, the legal claims being made (such as failure to warn, design defect, breach of warranty under the Illinois Product Liability Act), and the damages you seek. The complaint is then served on the defendants.

The Discovery Phase

Once the complaint is filed, the discovery phase begins. This involves exchanging relevant information and documents between the plaintiffs and defendants. Your lawyer will request records from the drug manufacturer and may also subpoena third parties. You can expect to answer written interrogatories about your Elmiron usage and injuries. Depositions will also be conducted, where lawyers question parties and witnesses under oath.