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Defective Drugs and Devices

Recovering losses due to defective drugs and devices

Every year thousands of people are harmed by defective pharmaceutical drugs and/or medical devices that were prescribed or implanted to help them. Often, the injuries and side effects are more debilitating than the condition that led to the prescription or implant. Not only can the injuries cause tremendous pain and suffering but also financial hardships.  Fortunately, the law allows consumers to seek remedies if they are injured due to a manufacturer’s negligence.

Cases related to defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices fall within a complex area of product liability law.  The claims typically fall within three product liability categories: defective design, defective manufacture or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions for proper use. The laws can vary from state to state.  The lawyers at Lewis Babcock LLP have the technical and legal knowledge and experience to build strong cases that seek full compensation for clients who have suffered through no fault of their own.

We are reviewing potential claims related to the following drugs:

·         Actos®

·         Byetta®, Januvia®, Janumet® and Victoza®

·         Effexor®

·         Lipitor®

·         Pradaxa®

·         Topamax®

·         Viagra®

·         Wellbutrin®

·         Xarelto®

·         Zoloft® 

·         Zyban®

We are reviewing potential claims related to the following devices:

·         DePuy ASR XL™ Hip System

·         DePuy Pinnacle™Hip System

·         Dialysis Devices – GranuFlo/NaturaLyte

·         Laparoscopic Power Morcellators

·         Mirena®

·         Transvaginal Mesh

·         Zimmer Durom® Cup Hip Replacement

The stakes are high

Medical advancements can benefit society, but the process must be balanced with a concern for public safety. Manufacturers, distributors, marketers and sellers have a responsibility to foresee potential risks and deliver products that are defect-free.

Unfortunately, the rush to get a product on the market (and often times recoup research and development dollars) sometimes comes at the expense of safety. Too often, numerous consumers are injured by a drug or device before it is recalled. It usually takes multiple consumer complaints to the FDA and even lawsuits to bring attention to a product’s dangers. According to the FDA, serious complications from medical device use have outpaced the industry’s growth by 8 percent each year since 2001.

Contact our office for advice and support

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries or illness due to a defective drug or medical device, the attorneys at Lewis Babcock LLP have the resources and experience to litigate defective drug and device claims against powerful defendants.  Contact attorney Badge Humphries at 1-843-883-7424 for more information about how the product liability laws apply to your situation, available remedies and how the firm can help you protect your rights.

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