South Hill Dangerous Drugs Lawyer

Have you been harmed by a prescription medicine or medical device? If so, call a South Hill dangerous drugs lawyer and ask for a free consultation. It’s possible that you have a valid product liability or medical malpractice claim.

When you meet with one of our lawyers, we’ll hear what happened to you and provide you with legal advice. Again, there is no cost to meet with us, and your meeting is kept strictly confidential. There’s nothing to risk by reaching out.

How Medications Can Cause Harm

We all recognize that medical interventions carry risk. This is true of surgical procedures as well as taking a prescribed drug. However, there are times when the negative outcome isn’t just a bad reaction – but the result of negligence.

For instance:

  • Wrong medicine prescribed. There are many ways for you to have been given the wrong medicine. A doctor might have made a misdiagnosis or failed to read your chart for allergies of other medications you’re currently taking. Sometimes, patients have been mixed up in the system.
  • Faulty medical device. Sometimes, a manufacturer knows about a hazard associated with their device, but delays in issuing a recall. One such example of this is the Allergan textured breast implant recall which we’ve written about before.
  • Failure to warn. Doctors and drug manufacturers are required to provide sufficient warnings about their products. If you were not informed of potential risks and were injured, you may be eligible for compensation.
  • Manufacturing errors. A medication passes through many hands before it reaches the intended patient. Unfortunately, this provides several opportunities for mistakes to happen. Unsafe storage conditions, improper handling, or errors in bottling could lead to a dangerous drug.

A seasoned personal injury lawyer can help determine where in the process the mistake happened and who may be liable for your injury.

What a Dangerous Drug Lawyer Must Prove

Clearly, not every bad medical outcome is reason for a personal injury lawsuit. Sometimes errors happen or you have a bad reaction.

To have a valid personal injury claim, we need to demonstrate that:

  • Someone owed you a duty of care;
  • That person or party failed to provide you that duty;
  • You were injured because of their negligence; and
  • Your injuries resulted in damages.

We recognize that every case is different with its own set of circumstances and details. For that reason, it’s important that you reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible.

Statute of Limitations for Claims in Washington

In Washington State, you have three years to file a personal injury claim (per RCW 4.16.080). There are a few exceptions, such as claims involving a minor child or certain medical malpractice situations. Regardless, we urge you to not delay in calling us if you suspect you have a claim.

The additional advantage of involving a skilled lawyer early is that you receive expert help for more of the process. Plus, the lawyer may be able to access evidence while it’s still fresh which better positions us to win you a fair settlement.

Don’t Wait – Call Us Now

The first step is to call a South Hill dangerous drugs lawyer and schedule a free consultation. Remember, there is no risk or obligation to speak to one of our lawyers.

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