Kent Dangerous Drug Lawyer

OYou take over the counter or prescription medications in the hopes it will make you feel better. But what happens when you end up much worse off when you started? It’s possible that you’ve been a victim of a defective drug. In these situations, a Kent dangerous drug lawyer can help investigate. You may be eligible to receive a cash settlement for your injury with the help and guidance of an experienced attorney.

How can Drugs Cause Harm?

There are several ways that drugs or medical devices can causes harm. Here are some of the common areas we see injuries occur:

  • Hasty approval process: Sometimes, manufacturers might rush drugs through testing and approval. When this happens, a drug’s potential side effects may not be widely understood.
  • Manufacturing errors: Of course, manufacturers should take care to package, store, and ship medicines with care.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Additionally, many drugs are manufactured outside the US and in countries where quality may be harder to enforce.
  • Prescription errors: There are several opportunities for prescription errors to happen, starting at the doctor’s office. For instance, a doctor could prescribe the wrong medicine or the pharmacist provide the wrong dosage. It’s also possible that a doctor could miss a patient’s medical history and order a medicine that triggers an allergic reaction or negative interaction with another medicine.
  • Inadequate warnings: Drug manufacturers are obligated to disclose possible risks and side effects. Doctors are obligated to explain those risks to their patients.

It’s important to understand that not all side effects warrant a dangerous drug claim. Many side effects are mild and temporary. However, if your side effects were severe, permanent, and resulted in medical expenses, you may have a case.

How Does a Dangerous Drug Claim Work?

The first step is to work with a personal injury attorney who has experience navigating dangerous drug claims. They will be able to listen to your story and determine your legal options.

A good personal injury lawyer will be able to:

  • Build your case through independent experts, such as medical professionals
  • Gather key evidence
  • Explain your legal rights in language you can understand
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and attorneys on your behalf
  • Prepare to take your case to trial

You should also know that it’s free to schedule an initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We work on a contingency basis, not on retainer. This means you pay nothing for our services upfront. You only pay us if we’re able to win your case.

How Much of a Settlement Amount can I Expect to Receive?

It’s understandable to want to know what kind of settlement you may be can expect to receive for your defective drug claim. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer or calculator to give you an answer on the spot. What we can tell you is that we work to recoup all economic and non-economic losses (RCW 4.56.250) including:

  • Medical bills (including doctor visits, hospital stays, and therapy costs)
  • Lost wages
  • Professional services (for instance, if you required housecleaning or landscaping services during your injury)
  • Pain, suffering, mental anguish

When we meet, one of our attorneys can help determine the potential value of your claim.

Call Us to Schedule a Free Consultation Today

The first step is to call and schedule a free consultation with a Kent dangerous drug lawyer. To be sure, you are under no risk or obligation. We urge you to call us as soon as possible, so we are best positioned to help you with your case.

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