Pigeon Forge Dangerous Drug & Defective Medical Device Lawyer
When prescription drugs and medical devices are introduced to the market, they still may not be proven safe. According to Forbes it tends to cost a pharmaceutical company between four and 11 billion dollars to develop a new drug. The biggest expense for a drug manufacturer is when money is spent on a drug that fails tests and cannot be brought to market. So, once a company is able to bring a drug to the public, they will do everything to keep it on the market, even if it is deemed unsafe for users. It takes aggressive legal action to fight a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical or medical device company. If you have been a victim to dangerous side-effects or malfunctioning devices, contact one of our Pigeon Forge dangerous drug & medical device lawyers today.
Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices That Have Been Introduced to the Public
While drugs may not go through enough testing, according to Consumer Reports, many medical devices, such as artificial joints, do not go through any testing before being used on patients. Medical devices that aren’t safe for patients can cause long-term problems, additional surgeries, and even death. Examples of defective medical devices that have been introduced to the market include:
- Smith & Nephew hip replacements;
- Zimmer Natural-Knee Durasul All-Poly Patella;
- Medtronic Infuse bone graft;
- Kugel hernia patch;
- Fentanyl pain patches;
- Mirena IUD;
- Stryker spine plate;
- Guidant Ancure endograft device; and
- ABG II modular hip stem device.
Dangerous drugs that have been introduced to the public include:
- Talcum powder;
- Contact lens solutions;
- Byetta; and
Once a Drug or Device Has Been Recalled
It can take years for the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to recall a previously approved drug or medical device. Even once a company or the FDA issues a recall, the only people notified are those who sign up for FDA alerts and medical professionals. It is still possible for a person to be using a dangerous drug even if an effort has been made to recall it. Medical devices do not come with a registered serial number or other way to track that it has been implanted into a person. As a result, there is no way to notify patients who have defective medical devices. At Fox & Farley, we can help look into your drug or device to determine if you have a case or not. If you do, we will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive compensation that will help you return to full-health.
Contact a Pigeon Forge Dangerous Drug Lawyer at Fox & Farley Today
If you are experiencing severe side-effects or injuries after being prescribed a drug or using a medical device it is important that you find a skilled Pigeon Forge lawyer to help you with your case. At Fox & Farley, we will help investigate the drug, document your injuries, and file a claim against the manufacturer so that you can receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation.