Over half of Americans take prescription drugs every day. It’s easy to assume these pills are safe, because they come from trusted medical providers. But even drugs prescribed from doctors and approved by the FDA can be risky – and even dangerous. Were you injured by a prescribed drug or medical device? If so, a Tacoma dangerous drugs lawyer from our team could help you pursue compensation. To see if you qualify or learn more about dangerous drugs seek the help of an injury attorney today.
There are many ways bad drugs have hurt good people. In our work, we find that dangerous drugs usually fall into one of three categories:
There are many opportunities in the drug manufacturing process for errors to occur. For instance, a drug may become tainted before it’s bottled. A medical device may get assembled incorrectly. Or, a medicine gets mislabeled or shipped to a wrong address.
Sometimes, a manufacturer fails to disclose known side effects, putting patients at risk. Other times, not enough testing has been done to determine a medicine’s side effects. It’s important that people are aware of potential risks so they can make informed decisions. For example, we shared on our blog how Allergan textured breast implants were triggering a rare form of cancer in some patients. In this case, the manufacturer knew about the threat, but failed to act quickly.
Medicines need to have warnings listed and doctors should make sure patients understand the risks. When critical information is missing, a manufacturer could be responsible for failing to warn consumers.
After speaking with victims, sometimes we learn that a doctor prescribed the wrong drug or made a dosing error. One of our experienced attorneys can help decide if it’s a case of a dangerous drug – or medical malpractice.
Here are some of the most common dangerous drug injuries:
Of course, many other devastating impacts could happen as the result of a bad drug or defective medical device.
Expenses related to bad drug reactions are far reaching.
Here are some of the expenses we’ve recovered on behalf of victims:
We review each plaintiff’s case to determine the full picture of their damages.
Dangerous drug claims can be complex and time-consuming. It is often difficult to prove that a bad drug has caused you harm. Also, drug manufacturers are multi-billion dollar corporations that will defend themselves against any and all claims. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side. A Tacoma dangerous drug lawyer can help determine if you have a valid claim.
Don’t wait; you have a limited window of time to pursue a claim after an injury. There is no cost for this consultation and you only pay legal fees if we win your case.