Maryville Dangerous Drug & Medical Device Lawyer
Dangerous drugs and medical devices are responsible for untold numbers of annual injuries and illnesses. While much of the national spotlight is on the opioid epidemic, more than 80,000 Americans have died since 2008 from defective medical devices alone, according to Stat News. While the Food and Drug Administration approves dozens of new drugs and medical devices every year, many of these products end up being unsafe, and cause serious injuries, illness, and even death. Some are recalled—4,500 drugs and medical devices are recalled every year according to Drugwatch—while others remain on the market, causing serious pain and suffering, monstrous medical bills, and life-long health complications for victims. For help, contact our Maryville dangerous drug & medical device lawyers at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette today.
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.
Contact Our Maryville Dangerous Drug & Medical Device Litigators
Americans are taking more prescription drugs than ever before, and using more medical devices every year. Many of these are life-saving, or at least life-improving. Unfortunately, many others end up causing debilitating side effects. It can seem like a daunting task to take on a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical corporation which has a team of attorneys and dozens of lobbyists in Washington D.C. writing laws that protect the pharmaceutical industry. Yet, you have more power than you may think you have. In fact, victims are often able to recover large sums from personal injury claims against negligent drug manufacturers. With the professional legal assistance of our experienced Maryville attorneys at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, we can help you win your lawsuit. Contact us today at 865-457-6440 to schedule a free case evaluation.