Defective Medical Devices
Many of us utilize medical products or take prescription medications without even questioning the safety of the product. However, sometimes these items and medications can have defects and problems that can be very dangerous to us and the ones we love. Companies that make or market these medications and items are supposed to see to it that the medications and items we utilize and consume are tested for their safety. If they fail to do so, they should be held accountable for their actions. Since these claims often involve understanding how medications and items are made, it can be difficult to prove that a maker is responsible for the problems with the medications or items and it can also take a large amount of time and financial resources.
Our Chattanooga defective and dangerous drug attorneys at The Higgins Firm constantly look to protect our clients from potentially harmful drugs in Tennessee and the surrounding areas. Below are just some of the defective drugs we’re working on:
- Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
- Metoclopramide (Reglan) Side Effects
- Stryker Hip Implants Recall
You may be wondering why several medications with problems and defects are being given or recommended to consumers. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who has a responsibility to have medications and items properly examined and certified before they reach the market has become pressured in the past twenty years from the makers of these medications that wish to have accelerated certifications and fewer standards for examinations.
The Food and Drug Administration has admitted companies don't always properly provide warning labels for all the dangerous side effects of a medication before it reaches the market. The safety information for a newer medication is not entirely completed because studies on newer medications are performed on limited amount of people. This often means that the last of the medication's safety information is completed when it is already received approval and is being marketed to consumers.
Many producers of medications also make decisions based upon how much money they can make instead of the consumers' safety. The business of making and marketing newer medications is tough because it is a business that makes billions of dollars. For this reason ,many medication makers and marketers can be tempted to downplay vital information from the Food and Drug Administration so that they can receive their approval.What can a dangerous medication and medical device lawyer do for my case?
If you or family member has been hurt after using a medication with defects or problems, it is important that you speak to one of our dangerous medication and medical device lawyers. We understand how difficult this must be for you. We will listen to your claim and answer any questions you may have. Then, we will use our background and skills to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to by law for what you and your family have been through.
Contact us online or call us at 800-705-2121800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.