Pharmaceutical Injury Attorneys
When the public relies on a medication or a medical device to heal their bodies or relieve pain, they are counting on them to make their lives better. But when a pharmaceutical, prescription drug, over-the-counter medication, or medical device does not work properly, the results are often devastating.
Unsafe Drug Reactions and Side Effects
While pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached record profits for their drugs, consumer safety has decreased significantly. This is due in large part to the passage of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After its passage, the FDA began placing many pharmaceutical drugs on fast-track approval. The faster the drugs enter the marketplace, the less time drug companies and government agencies have to fully investigate the side effects and dangers of these medications and drugs.
Pharmaceutical companies are required to include warning labels on any product that may cause side effects. However, for drugs that are rushed through the FDA approval process, the products have not been adequately tested before putting them in the hands of the consumer, resulting in catastrophic and permanent injuries and death.
Defective Medical Devices and Implants
While medical technology consistently improves the quality of many people’s lives, medical devices that are defective can have the opposite effect. The following is a list of defective drugs and medical devices that have been known to have serious life-threatening or even fatal side effects:
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) treatments such as Androgel, Testim and Axiron
- Talcum Powder
- Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Parts
- GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis products
- Paxil, Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants
- Mirena IUD
- Byetta and Januvia
This is not a complete list. In fact, there are many other drugs and medical devices that are being prescribed on a daily basis or used on patients that are causing severe injuries and even death.
Recovering Compensation for Dangerous Medications
If you or a loved one have been taking a prescription or over-the-counter drug or medication, and have experienced significant side effects, including stroke, seizure, heart attack, cancer, or major organ failure, contact our experienced pharmaceutical injury attorneys today at (229) 247-2299. There is a good chance that we are already familiar with the dangers of the medication or implant that injured you, and we will pursue the manufacturer and seller of the dangerous product for compensation on your behalf.
We represent clients nationwide from our Georgia based law offices, and are available for home and hospital visits.