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.
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.
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 Farley Willis & Burnette 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.