Gatlinburg Dangerous Drug & Defective Medical Device Lawyer
Even if a drug or medical device is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it may still be harmful, or even fatal, for many patients. Victims of unsafe drugs or medical devices often suffer severe injuries and illnesses, which can cause long-lasting or even permanent damages. Furthermore, some medications, particularly birth control medications, can even cause traumatic birth defects. No amount of financial compensation can make these injuries simply disappear. However, by pursuing damages, the compensation that you receive can help with your medical bills, future procedures, and go towards creating a solid economic future. To learn more about your options, contact the Gatlinburg dangerous drug & defective medical device lawyers at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC.
The Most Common Dangerous Prescription Medications, Over-the-Counter Products, and Medical Devices
Our Gatlinburg personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling all types of claims and lawsuit regarding prescription and over-the-counter drugs that caused our clients injuries, or cause the death of our client’s loved one. Some of the more common types of medications that we have experience with include the following:
- Cholesterol drugs, including Baycol & Crestor;
- Byetta (Exenatide);
- Contact Lens Solutions;
- Steroid Injections;
- Prempro & Premarin;
- Ortho Evra;
- NSAID pain medications, including Vioxx, Bextra & Celebrex;
- YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella;
- Zithromax (Z-Pack); and
Medical devices, when not administered or used properly, can cause catastrophic results. Even when used properly, some devices are simply not safe for all users. There are dozens of types of defective and dangerous medical implants and other devices, including the following:
- Fentanyl Pain Patches;
- DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve;
- DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Implants;
- Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem Device;
- ABG II Modular Hip Stem Device;
- Zimmer Persona Knee Implant;
- Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft;
- Guidant Ancure Endograft Device;
- Guidant Defibrillator;
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis;
- Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Repair Patch;
- Transvaginal Mesh Implants;
- Vaginal Sling Implants; and
- Caldera Transvaginal Mesh.
Holding Pharmaceutical Giants Accountable
According to U.S. News, a recent study found that around 128,000 Americans die each year from taking their prescribed medication as directed, which is a death toll five times greater than the lives lost to the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic. More Americans take medication now than ever, and new drug approvals are at a two-decade high. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA receives hundreds of thousands of reports of fatalities suspected to be caused by medical devices. With so many people dying of prescriptions and devices, injuries themselves likely mount well into the hundreds of thousands or more.
Call a Gatlinburg Defective Drug or Medical Device Lawyer Today
If you were injured by a medication or medical device, we strongly implore you to take action swiftly by contacting the experienced Gatlinburg defective drug and medical device lawyers of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today. We seek to hold these irresponsible pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions.