Various drug bottles with different pills

Frequently Asked Questions About Drugs and Medical Devices

Q: Who is liable for harm suffered from prescription drugs?

A: Depending on the facts of your case, liable parties can range from drug and medical device manufacturers to your treating physician, to the pharmacy that dispensed the medication.

Q: How can I find out if a medication I have been prescribed is dangerous?

A: Always ask your physician questions you have about medications he or she prescribes you. Also, ask your pharmacist about possible risks and instructions on how to take your medications. If you are already taking a medication and would like to make sure it is still safe, check with the FDA website or the MedWatch website for updates on dangerous drugs.

Q: Can medications purchased from a foreign country contain unsafe ingredients?

A: Yes. Some imported medications and their ingredients, although legal in foreign countries, may not have been evaluated for safety and effectiveness in the United States.

Q: The label on my prescription had the incorrect dosage instructions. Who is liable?

A: It depends on the facts in your case and when the error occurred. Your doctor has a responsibility to write your prescription correctly, and the pharmacy that dispensed your medication has a responsibility to know the properties of the drugs they sell and to ensure the label reflects their knowledge.

Q: Does my doctor need to inform me of all options when it comes to prescription drugs and medical devices?

A: You have the right to be told about alternative courses of treatment and to make an informed decision regarding your health care options.

Q: Do I need a lawyer if I believe I may have a drug or medical device claim?

A: Due to complex issues involved in drug and medical device claims, discussing your case with an attorney who is experienced in the area is a good way to ensure a thorough evaluation of your case. An attorney at our firm who is knowledgeable in drug and medical device law may help you receive appropriate compensation.

Q: My doctor prescribed a drug for treatment but failed to tell me it was part of an experimental program. What can I do?

A: Your physician had a duty to tell you that the drug was part of an experimental program and you had the right to refuse to participate in it. You may have grounds for an action against your doctor.

Q: I purchased prescription drugs from another country, what recourse do I have in the U.S.?

A: Your legal rights in connection with drugs purchased from foreign countries may differ from the rights you have when you purchase drugs from the U.S. market. To learn more about your options, schedule a free consultation with an attorney knowledgeable in this area as soon as possible.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek retention of legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to speak with a Minneapolis defective drug attorney regarding your defective medical device injury, please do not hesitate to call our downtown Minneapolis office toll-free at (800) 504-0281. If you prefer, you may fill out the form on the Contact Us page of this website, and a representative from our office will be in touch with you shortly. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact the Minnesota Defective Medical Device Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw, PLLC for a free initial consultation.


We Truly Care

The GoldenbergLaw Difference
  • Kindness Is Strength.

    With us, you matter most. This team spends the time to ensure clients like you get to rest and leave the sleepless nights to us.

  • Accountability Is Bravery.

    We live and breathe what we do, and we don't stop until the responsible party is held liable.

  • Leadership Is Trust.

    Our firm has been trusted to lead roles within some of the nation's largest litigations.

  • Knowledge Is Power.

    Our firm is focused on the science of the case and applying it to helping our clients recover.

Contact Us

We Focus On What You Need
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.