The Center for Disease Control study on prescription drug usage showed almost half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug. Thirty one percent take two or more prescription drugs. This huge demand for prescription drugs has enticed many pharmaceutical manufacturers to fast track new drugs through the FDA approval process. Sometimes prescription drugs are rushed to market without adequate testing. Consumers of prescription drugs expect manufacturers to disseminate all vital information concerning the risks of their products. Unfortunately, some pharmaceutical manufacturers have downplayed the side effects of their products. In some cases the adverse effect of the drug has been more harmful than the original illness.
Consumer demand for healthcare has also created a very fast growing medical device industry. At this time, the industry is generating over $105 billion in revenues. The zeal to quickly reach this lucrative market by some medical device manufacturers has led to emphasis on financial gain at the risk of consumer safety. This safety risk can emerge in the form of design defects (errors not discovered in the original design), manufacturing defects (poorly made) or warning defects (the manufacturer fails to warn about risks of usage). In all of these scenarios, there could be the potential for serious injury or death.
We have the experience and skill necessary to successfully represent the victims of prescription drug side effects, drug injuries, and medical device malfunctions. We represent both the victims of such injuries and the families of wrongful death victims who have died as a result of dangerous drugs or medical devices.
Our representation has included clients who have been injured by the prescription drugs Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra and Fosamax. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective or dangerous drug or medical device….We can help.