Sevierville Dangerous Drug & Defective Medical Device Lawyer
We depend on drugs and medical devices to keep us healthy and alive, however, some products are rushed through the clinical studies required to submit them to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for approval. To be sure, one out of every 20 people who experience severe side effects from an FDA-approved drug will die. If you are being prescribed a drug or using a medical device and experiencing adverse effects, speak to a Sevierville dangerous drug & medical device lawyer for more information today.
What Drugs and Medical Devices are Dangerous?
Dangerous drugs and defective medical devices result in injuries, the need for surgeries, birth defects, and even death. These side effects and complications have led people to file lawsuits against the big pharmaceutical companies who are producing the products. Personal injury and litigation has occurred with the following drugs:
- Cholesterol drugs, including Baycol & Crestor;
- Byetta (Exenatide);
- Contact lens solutions;
- YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella;
- Steroid injections;
- Prempro & Premarin;
- Ortho Evra;
- NSAID pain medications, including Vioxx, Bextra & Celebrex;
- Zithromax (Z-Pack); and
Defective medical devices that have passed FDA approval include:
- Fentanyl pain patches;
- DePuy ASR & Pinnacle hip implants;
- DePuy LPS Diaphyseal sleeve;
- Stryker Rejuvenate hip stem device;
- ABG II Modular hip stem device;
- Zimmer Persona knee implant;
- Gunther Tulip IVC filter;
- Medtronic Infuse bone graft;
- Guidant Ancure Endograft device;
- Guidant defibrillator;
- Vaginal sling implants;
- Composix Kugel Mesh hernia repair patch;
- C-Qur hernia mesh;
- Caldera transvaginal mesh; and
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis.
Drugs and Medical Devices that Aren’t Safe For the Market
Ars Technica reported that in 1993 the average time a drug spent under review was 27 months, but in 2016 that time has been reduced to only 10 months. Many products are approved by the FDA two months sooner than European counterparts. This short time span of product trials means there is a higher likelihood a drug or medical device will be later, after it has been prescribed to the public, deemed unsafe.
It may take years for a recall to happen. Even when a drug is recalled, hospitals and healthcare professionals will be notified first. These recalls do not reach the user unless they are signed up to the FDA notifications. In the meantime, more drug and medical device users will be experiencing severe health complications that could lead to death. If you have been concerned about the drug or medical device you have been using, contact our attorneys so we can help you learn more about your potential legal case.
Contact a Sevierville Dangerous Drug & Defective Medical Device Lawyer Today
You should not be subject to drugs or medical devices that put your health at risk. Please contact an attorney at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC if you have experienced serious side effects that have caused injury, surgery, or other permanent health issues. Our compassionate Sevierville lawyers will help represent you against the big pharmaceutical companies. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.