Have you experienced an adverse, preventable reaction to a medication? If so, we encourage you to reach out to an Olympia dangerous drugs lawyer.
One of our skilled attorneys can investigate the facts of what happened and inform you of your legal rights. If you’ve suffered harm, you might be eligible to pursue a cash settlement.
There are several ways in which medicines, even ones that are approved and prescribed by your doctor, can harm you. In our practice as personal injury lawyers, we’ve helped clients over the years who have been harmed in a variety of ways from medicines.
Some examples include:
No matter what happened, it’s important to reach out to one of our Olympia lawyers if you’ve suffered preventable harm from prescription medicine. From there, we can explore what happened to you and determine if you have a valid personal injury case.
Here are some questions you can ask your doctor before starting a new medication. Gathering this information can help reduce your chances of a medication error:
Your doctor can reduce the chances of an error by filling your medication over the computer versus handwriting a prescription.
Finally, double check that the medication and dosage you pick up from your pharmacist match what you were prescribed by your doctor.
In any personal injury case, our job is to determine:
It’s important to understand that it’s not good enough that the mistake could have caused you harm. We must prove that it did cause you harm. In the State of Washington, victims can pursue compensation for their economic (medical bills, lost wages) and non-economic (pain and suffering) damages. In other words, you wouldn’t have a case if you realized you’d been given the wrong medicine but didn’t ingest it. It’s a different matter if you did and wound up hospitalized.
The first step is to set up a free case evaluation with an Olympia dangerous drugs lawyer today.
To be sure, you are under no obligation when you meet with one of our lawyers. If we do end up working together, please know that we work on a contingency basis. In other words, you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement. Set up your meeting today.