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.
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.
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 Willis & Burnette, 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 Willis & Burnette 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 Willis & Burnette, 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.