Medical Drugs & Device Product Liability
Our nation is home to some of the most advanced medical facilities and largest drug manufacturers in the world. In general, people regard these institutions with a tremendous sense of trust. We put our health and our very lives in the hands of corporations that promise to deliver safe, effective pharmaceuticals and medical products. That trust is betrayed when these drugs and devices are later revealed to be defective and dangerous. For the past 20 years, I have represented the victims of these powerful organizations.
When Drugs Are Defective
Many people mistakenly believe that FDA approval is an automatic guarantee that a prescription drug is safe to use. In reality, pharmaceuticals are often approved without comprehensive testing or with inappropriate testing. Drug companies push for FDA approval, fail to disclose important facts, inaccurately report research results or omit safety signals or warnings. Similarly, supplements and other non-prescription substances are sold over-the-counter with inadequate labels and warnings.
Although the FDA investigates some complaints about potentially dangerous drugs, it does not have adequate resources to keep up with all the leads that surface about these drugs. By the time prescriptions are pulled from pharmacy shelves, injuries and even deaths have already occurred. In other cases, the FDA issues warnings that come too late for those who have already suffered due to a drug company’s negligence.
Although the list of dangerous drugs is always growing, the following are examples of medications and supplements that have been known to cause severe injuries and harmful side effects:
- Ortho Evra
If you have experienced life-threatening side effects or a serious health risk after taking a prescription or supplement, you owe it to yourself to determine if you have a legitimate claim. Although many victims are reluctant to take action, bringing a case can call attention to serious drug risks in the marketplace. It is very possible that your case could serve a higher purpose by helping others avoid injury and even death.
Dangerous Medical Devices
Medical products, such as implants and prosthetics, are designed to help people live better, fuller lives. Although the companies that manufacture these products usually have good intentions, medical products are sometimes released without proper research or thorough testing. In some cases, defective design does not manifest until years after a device has been in the marketplace.
The FDA has an obligation to safeguard the public against dangerous and defective medical devices. Although new products must undergo a series of clinical trials and laboratory tests, these safety measures are not foolproof. In a majority of cases, these products are not recalled until a large number of people have been harmed.
Although there are many medical devices that have improved countless lives, there are just as many products that have caused harm and suffering. Some of the most common include:
- Hip implants
- Knee replacements
- Breast implants
- Artificial heart valves
- Birth control devices
- Pelvic Mesh
Representing Victims and Their Families
I represent people, not corporations. The pharmaceutical companies and medical manufacturers that produce these devices are among some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. As an individual victim, it is easy to feel insignificant in the face of these massive organizations. Fortunately, you do not have to face them alone.
I have spent my entire career fighting for victims’ rights. If you have been injured by a defective drug or a dangerous medical product, you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience necessary to challenge the manufacturers responsible. I have earned a reputation for taking on some of the biggest corporations in the industry. Contact me today at (706) 731-9925 to discuss your case. I offer free, no-obligation telephone consultations.
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