Federal Way Dangerous Drugs Lawyer

Every year, thousands of people are injured by the very medicines and devices prescribed to improve their health. In some situations, this harm could be considered medical malpractice. Did a prescription medication cause you serious harm? If so, please reach out to a Federal Way dangerous drugs lawyer for legal assistance.

The lawyers at Ladenburg Law can offer you a free, no-obligation case review. When we meet, we’ll hear what happened and advise you of your legal rights. It’s possible you could be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Examples of Dangerous Drugs

It’s important to understand that not every negative medical outcome is grounds for a lawsuit. You take a risk anytime you agree to a medical intervention – from taking aspirin to undergoing major surgery. So, when is it time to involve a lawyer?

Here are some hypothetical situations where you could have legal recourse:

  • You have a medical device surgically implanted that injures you. It’s discovered the device should’ve been recalled because the manufacturer knew there were problems.
  • A doctor fails to review your medical history and prescribes you a medicine with ingredients that you’re allergic to. After taking a couple of the pills, you end up in the hospital.
  • The pharmacist switches your medication with another patient, and the side effects cause you harm.

The examples above share two things in common. First, someone who should’ve kept you safe, didn’t. Second, you suffer an injury because of their negligence. Suppose the pharmacist or doctor made a mistake and you caught it in time. While you might want to file a complaint, you would likely not have grounds to file a lawsuit.

Who’s Responsible for a Drug Reaction?

Depending on the circumstances, there could be a variety of responsible parties for the reaction you had to a dangerous drug. Sometimes, more than one party is responsible, too.

For instance, an at-fault party could be a:

  • Doctor or nurse practitioner
  • Therapist
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacist
  • Manufacturer
  • Retailer

It’s important to involve a skilled dangerous drugs attorney to help determine who is responsible for the harm you’ve suffered.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Could Help

Make no mistake, a case against a doctor or pharmaceutical company is going to be complex and time-consuming. Plus, they will most assuredly come to the table with aggressive legal representation ready to defend their interests. Make sure someone’s fighting for your legal rights, too.

A quality lawyer will help investigate the facts of the case, seek out expert witnesses to testify on your behalf, and work to negotiate a settlement that will cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering.

We Can Answer Your Questions

Don’t wait; the State of Washington allows victims only a limited time to file a claim (RCW 4.16.080). Call a Federal Way dangerous drugs lawyer today and ask for a free case review. If we choose to work together, you’ll only pay a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. Put another way, you risk nothing to reach out and call us.

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