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Rhode Island Drug and Medical Device Recall Lawsuits & Attorneys

NOTICE: The Drug Law Center is no longer accepting these type of cases. This page is strictly for informational purposes. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding by not contacting our office on these cases. We are actively investigating and prosecuting cases involving Valsartan cancers. For information on Valsartan lawsuits, look here.

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Rhode Island Bad Drug Lawsuits & Rhode Island Defective Medical Device Cases

Rhode Island Bad Drug Lawsuits & Rhode Island Defective Medical Device Cases

Recent studies indicate that doctors are now prescribing more pharmaceutical medications and recommending medical devices more than ever before. This research indicates that nearly half of all Americans take at least one prescription medication every day, and approximately one out of five take up to five pills. Conversely, other studies indicate that there is a significant rise in the number of Rhode Island defective medical device cases, wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice cases and Rhode Island bad drug lawsuits than ever before.

Many of these products are rushed to market in the hopes that these pharmaceutical giants and medical device corporations can generate profits, which is often at the expense of the safety of the consumer. Their corporate actions are despite the moral and legal responsibility they have to patients who use their products that often produce life changing catastrophic effects on children and adults alike. Bad drugs and contaminants from defective medical devices are known to produce a serious side effects that include:

  • Birth defects
  • Blood clots
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Liver failure
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Cerebral hemorrhages
  • Specific kinds of cancer
  • Type II diabetes
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Wrongful death

State of Rhode Island Statute of Limitations

Rhode Island Civil Statute of Limitations Laws — Code Provisions (Section 9-1-14.1)

Every victim and surviving family members who lost a loved one due to a defective medical device or bad drug has a legal right to file a claim to ensure they receive the recompense they deserve. Even so, the Rhode Island statute of limitations greatly restricts their ability to take a wait-and-see attitude when filing the claim. This includes victims filing a case involving intentional tort, wrongful death, product liability, personal injury, negligence or medical malpractice.

If the victim or their surviving family members fail to follow these guidelines and instead waits to file a claim in the appropriate Rhode Island courthouse after the statute of limitations has expired, they forfeit their ability to seek financial compensation at any time in the future.

  • Personal Injury / Negligence – 3 Years
  • Product Liability – 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death – 3 Years
  • Medical Malpractice – 3 Years
  • Intentional Torts – 3 Years

Rhode Island Medical Resources

State of Rhode Island Legal Resources

State Law Library
250 Benefit St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-3275

State Bar Association

Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Dr.
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 421-5740

Legal Services for Rhode Island Communities

Personal injuries attorney specializing in Rhode Island defective medical device lawsuits, medical malpractice claims, wrongful death lawsuits, and Rhode Island bad drug cases represent clients in every urban center, community and rural area in the state including:

  • Providence
  • Warwick
  • Cranston
  • Pawtucket
  • East Providence
  • Woonsocket
  • Coventry
  • North Providence
  • Cumberland
  • West Warwick
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The Drug Law Center is sponsored by lawyers who represent individuals and families who have suffered a serious injury or death from a dangerous drug or medical device. While these medical inventions have been marketed to improve the quality of life for people, unsafe drugs and poorly designed medical devices can drastically reduce the quality of life for the individual and his or her family.

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