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Defective Drugs & Medical Devices

Posted: February 4, 2015
Category: blog

If your doctor prescribed the drug, and the pharmacist dispensed it, you probably believed your medication was safe. All too often, however, patients suffer severe health problems — even death — from defective or improperly prescribed drugs.

If you have been harmed or lost a loved one because of a defective drug, the Snohomish defective drug lawyers at Monro Law Firm P.S. Inc. can help. We will provide a thorough evaluation of whether you have a claim for damages based on defective drugs and provide you with knowledgeable, responsive representation throughout your case. With offices in Lake Stevens, we protect the interests of patients throughout the region.

Serious Harm From Defective Drugs

Generally, a safe drug is one for which the benefits outweigh the risks of the drug. A defective drug has potential risks that outweigh the anticipated benefits. They can cause serious harm such as:


  • Liver, kidney or other organ damage

  • Heart problems

  • Breathing problems

  • Increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious health problems

  • Death


Some defective drugs may still be on the market with warning labels. Your doctor or pharmacist may be liable for failing to warn you about these drugs. The Food and Drug Administration maintains a list of defective drugs. In
addition, otherwise safe drugs may become harmful if a pharmacist errs when filling your prescription.


Lake Stevens Defective Medical Device Lawyers

In addition to harm from medications, our attorneys represent clients who have suffered injuries or damage from defective medical devices such as joint replacement components, pacemakers and orthopedic hardware.

These cases are challenging, requiring the skills and experience of a lawyer with a deep understanding of personal injury cases as well as the complex state and federal laws that may affect a defective drug or medical device case. With more than 20 years of experience helping clients litigate personal injury claims such as these, our law firm has the skills, resources and knowledge to effectively represent your interests.

We offer free initial consultations, and our cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means you will pay attorney's fees if and when we obtain compensation for you. Contact us today online, or call us at 360-863-3728.