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 Farley Willis & Burnette.
Types of Dangerous Drugs & Defective Medical Devices
Every year, dangerous drugs, products, and defective medical devices cause thousands of people to suffer injuries, undergo multiple corrective surgeries, and even lose their lives.
Dangerous products, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and medical devices that we are actively pursuing:
- 3M Earplugs
- Allergan Breast Implant
- Bladder Sling
- Hernia Mesh – Bard – Gore – Ethicon – Atrium
- IVC Filter
- Surgical Staplers
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Talcum Powder/Baby Powder
- Zantac OTC
Simply because a drug or medical device has FDA approval does not mean the manufacturer is shielded from liability for injuries and deaths caused by the product. Often, manufacturers are aware of dangers associated with their products before the drug or medical device is placed on the market, and in certain cases, manufacturers have even provided misleading data or withheld negative data in order to obtain FDA approval. There have also been instances where a manufacturer claimed a product could be used in situations other than those it was approved for.
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 Farley Willis & Burnette today. We seek to hold these irresponsible pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions.