Defective Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits
Drug and medical device companies are required to thoroughly test new products and prove that they are safe and effective. Unfortunately, the FDA approval process has been shown to not always be reliable. Defective drugs and medical devices are often approved because the dangerous side effects caused by these prescription or over-the-counter medications were not discovered, or were not reported, during the clinical trial phase. Many drugs have been released to the public and deemed “safe”, only to be later recalled by the drug manufacturer or the FDA. In these cases, the drug was most likely rushed through the trial period without a thorough study to fully determine the effects it may have on users with varying conditions.
To ensure that this practice does not continue, it is important to hold the drug companies accountable when their product results in serious injury or death.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
3M Bair Hugger
The list of defective drugs and medical devices facing FDA scrutiny and recalls is continually evolving. Listed below are some of the better known drugs that have received attention from the FDA and consumer groups in recent years. Many of these drugs and devices have already been removed from the market, while others are still under investigation. In addition, there are sure to be many other drugs added to this list in the future as their side effects become known to the FDA and the public.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous or defective prescription drug, you should contact your doctor immediately. You may also wish to contact an experienced defective drug attorney to discuss your legal options. As all legal claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay.