When Washington State residents receive a prescription from their doctor, they expect the medication to be safe. They are relying on their doctors, drug manufacturers, and the government to ensure that the prescribed drug will help their medical condition, not hurt them.
Tragically, too often this is not the case. Thousands of Americans are seriously injured, or even killed, by defective prescribed drugs each year.
The Public Needs Protection
Some pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars in profits each year. Because drug companies are driven by financial gain, they sometimes release drugs into the market that have not been adequately researched, or whose side effects are not entirely known.
The public cannot trust the government’s Food and Drug Administration to fully protect them from the harm of defective drugs. Even though they should not be used as test subjects, innocent Americans reap the harmful consequences of under-researched drugs on a daily basis.
Fighting for the Rights of the Seriously Injured
At Bishop Legal, our serious injury attorneys fight for the rights of injured defective drug victims. Where some firms may balk at the vast resources and deep pockets of powerful interests, Bishop Legal doesn’t back down. We pursue full financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future needs, and pain and suffering when a defective drug harms our client. In the most tragic of cases, we represent the deceased’s estate in a wrongful death action.
Pharmaceutical companies pay many millions of dollars to lawyers and their own experts each year to defend their interests and preserve their profits by settling cases for less than they’re worth. We do not acquiesce to these minimal settlement deals. In fact, when required, we have successfully litigated client cases all the way to the Washington Supreme Court.
What Drugs Are Defective?
New defective drugs could emerge at any time, but recently numerous prescription drugs have been found to cause serious harm to the public. For example, Merck’s defective drug Vioxx caused numerous people to suffer heart attacks and strokes.
Other prominent defective drugs include Fentanyl, Seroquel, Accutane, Reglan, and Paxil; the latter of which can cause serious birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
What to Expect in a Defective Drug Case
Defective drug cases can be lengthy and difficult. Pharmaceutical companies often deny claims and expend countless resources to fight them. Our law firm has the resources to fully pursue a defective drug claim and obtain the experts and documentation necessary to prove negligence and damage.
Washington residents should not fear these companies when serious damage has been caused to them as a result of a defective drug. We file lawsuits for our clients to seek financial recovery from defective drugs that have caused them serious suffering and harm.
A Proven Track Record of Results
In our more than 15 year of existence, our law firm has successfully achieved several multi-million-dollar awards for our seriously injured clients. We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, which only a select group of highly successful lawyers can be members of.
Our law firm takes pride in our verdicts and settlements and we enjoy helping the victims who need help the most – the seriously injured.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a defective drug in Washington, please contact us. We offer free legal consultations and only charge a fee if we prevail in the case.