Resource Links for Washington Drug Recalls and Medical Device Lawsuits:
- Washington Bad Drug Lawsuits & Washington Defective Medical Device Cases
- State of Washington Statute of Limitations
- Washington Medical Resources
- State of Washington Legal Resources
- State Bar Association
- Legal Services for Washington Communities
Washington Bad Drug Lawsuits & Washington Defective Medical Device Cases
When a patient seeks the recommendation of their doctor for using a medical device like a hip implant or takes a prescription medication, they expect to feel better and safe when using the product. Sadly, many medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies fail to adequately test their products and instead pressure the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to approve their drug or device quickly in the hopes of generating early profits.
Unfortunately, inadequate testing or lack of substantial clinical trials often injures or kills the patient who had hoped the product would make them better. Instead, the patient faces a lifetime of side effects and adverse reactions. In many cases, these large corporate giants fail to recall their defective products until the FDA forces them to act.
In recent decades, there has been a significant rise in the number of Washington defective medical device cases, wrongful death suits, medical malpractice compensation claims, and Washington bad drug lawsuits. These cases are usually filed by victims and surviving family members who have lost a loved one due to the defective product. Some of these claims are based on the doctor, hospital or corporate giant’s failure to warn the consumer of the significant harm, adverse reactions or side effects the product is known to cause.
Consumers harmed by these defects can begin the process of filing a claim for compensation by researching the available resources linked below.
State of Washington Statute of Limitations
Washington Civil Statute of Limitations Laws — Provisions (Section 4.16.350)
Like every state in America, Washington restricts the amount of time victims and surviving family members have to file a claim for compensation involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, personal injury, negligence or intentional tort. If the paperwork is filed after the Washington statute of limitations has expired, the victim forfeits their rights to pursue compensation in the future.
- Personal Injury / Negligence – 3 Years
- Product Liability – 3 Years
- Wrongful Death – 3 Years
- Medical Malpractice – 3 Years “with Discovery Rule (1 year whichever is later) but no more than 8 years from wrongful act, unless intentional concealment of foreign object.”
- Intentional Torts – 2 Years
Washington Medical Resources
- Washington Board of Medical Commission
- Washington State Department of Health
- Washington Office of Attorney General – Consumer Protection
State of Washington Legal Resources
Public Law Library of King County
King County Executive Office
516 3rd Ave # W621
Seattle, WA 98104
Public Law Library of King County
401 4th Ave N
Kent, WA 98032
State Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
1325 4th Ave #600
Seattle, WA 98101
Legal Services for Washington Communities
Personal injury attorneys specializing in Washington defective medical device cases, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice suits and Washington bad drug lawsuits represent clients in rural areas, communities and urban centers all throughout the state including: