Lawsuits for Bad Drugs & Defective Implants
When someone is prescribed medication to treat an illness or medical condition, they expect the drug to be safe. However, many prescription medications approved by the FDA are later found to have side effects that were unknown at the time they were administered to patients.
The same is true regarding medical devices and implants like those used in hip replacements, pacemakers, and other surgical procedures. Unfortunately several medical devices like IVC filters and heart defibrillator implants were found to have dangerous and potentially fatal side effects after they were placed inside patients.
Call the drug injury lawyers at Baron & Budd today to schedule a free case review.
Why File a Lawsuit for Bad Drugs & Dangerous Medication Side Effects?
Companies that produce and manufacture pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications have a responsibility to disclose all known side effects. Without prior knowledge of all of a drug’s side effects, the physician prescribing the medication cannot determine whether the risk of taking the medication to treat a condition is worth it. In many cases, doctors would never have prescribed certain drugs to patients had they known the severity or scope of a drug’s side effects beforehand.
Some pharmaceutical manufacturers claim they did not know that the “new” side effects could occur. However, thorough and exhaustive testing of prescription medications is expected prior to public availability. Drug companies are responsible for conducting long-term drug testing to determine the safety and potential side effects of every drug before they go on the market.
If you are suffering from an injury or other dangerous side effects after taking prescription medication or having a medical device implanted, our drug injury lawyers can help determine whether you have a case.
Medical devices, implants and products we are currently investigating:
Erroneous results from a blood-testing device known as the Alere INRatio has been associated with many serious health complications in users.
Investigating hip replacement lawsuits regarding the potentially serious health problems associated with certain metal-on-metal hip implants.
IVC filters are devices implanted to prevent blood clots that have been linked to punctured organs and internal bleeding.
Power morcellators may cause cancer in patients who underwent surgeries such as hysterectomies or myomectomies (i.e. having fibroids removed).
Evidence is growing that women who use talcum powder in their genital area face an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Pharmaceuticals we are currently investigating:
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec have been linked to kidney disease and also complete kidney failure.
Invokana is a diabetic drug that has been linked to a potentially life-threatening health issue known as diabetic ketoacidosis.
Xarelto and Pradaxa are popular blood thinners that may cause internal bleeding and other serious health complications.