Defective Medical Products

Defective Medical Devices and Prescription Medications

Cutting edge medical technology has provided many life-changing benefits to patients in need of breakthrough medical treatment. Many of these medical devices and medications are life-saving developments that can provide immediate benefits to patients in need of help. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and related regulatory schemes are in place to ensure that the vast majority of medical devices and medications are both safe and effective.

As with all products however, medical devices and medications can have major design flaws, manufacturing defects, or insufficient instructions and warnings about side effects and the dangers of usage. Drugs and devices are sometimes rushed to market to drive company profits before the drugs and marks have been adequately tested to ensure safety for patients. Defective medical devices and medications can cause catastrophic injuries to many of the most vulnerable members of our population. Scarier yet, the negative effects of defective medications and medical devices can take years to reveal themselves, with progressive harm being done to patients’ bodies along the way.

 When someone’s been harmed by a defective medication or medical device, it’s up to the individual or family member to take legal action against the companies responsible for the defect and to recover compensation. These kinds of cases can be difficult to recognize because you or your loved one may be sick already, and the negative effects of a defect may be incorrectly linked to the underlying illness. That’s why, whenever you’re concerned that a medical device or medication may have caused harm to your body or that of a loved one, it is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights before these rights are waived. If you believe a medical device or medication may be defective, and that defect caused injury or death to you or your loved ones, call us now for a free case evaluation.

Defective Medical Device Recalls

Devices That Have Been Recalled

When defects are discovered in medical devices, the manufacturer will often recall the product because their device may lead to serious injuries, death, and of course, lawsuits against the manufacturer and related parties. Medical devices that have been recalled include:

  • Defibrillators
  • Pacemakers
  • Pelvic and Hernia Mesh
  • Power Morcellators
  • Sleep Apnea Machines or CPAP Machines
  • Dialysis Filters
  • Shoulder Pain Pumps
  • Hip Replacement Equipment

Devices Being Investigated and Litigated

Just because a particular medical device is not currently being recalled does not mean that the medical device is free from defects. Several medical devices are being investigated and actively litigated for problems with their design, manufacture, or inadequate instructions given to physicians regarding their usage, including:

  • IVC Filters
  • Heart Valves
  • Pedicle Screws
  • Stents
  • Catheters
  • Da Vinci Robot Surgical Systems
  • LASIK Eye Surgery

Defective Medications and Dangerous Prescription Drug Recalls

SOS Injury Lawyers is continually investigating new claims and allegations that pharmaceutical manufacturers are selling medications that cause injuries because of manufacturing defects, failures to warn of potential complications, and failures to properly test products for safety. Many people do not realize that some of the negative health effects they’re experiencing are caused by defective medications rather than their underlying ailments. If you have questions about a potential product liability claim for defective medications, call us now for a free case evaluation.

SOS Injury Lawyers is currently investigating prescription medication defect claims involving:

  • Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidepressants and Anti Psychotics
  • Arthritis Medications
  • Pain Relief Drugs
  • Birth Control Medications
  • NuvaRing
  • Ortho Evra
  • Yasmin/Yaz
  • Depo-Provera
  • Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Medications
  • Diabetes Drugs
  • Dialysates
  • Hormone Replacement Drugs
  • Chantix
  • Nexium
  • Viagra
  • Zantac

Pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers have a duty to ensure that the medical devices and medications they place in the market are reasonably safe and free from defects. When a company fails to uphold its duty and decides to put profits over the safety of their consumers, an injured party is entitled to file a product liability lawsuit to recover damages for injuries caused by the defective medical devices and medications.

A product liability claim for an medical device or medication related injury can be filed against a variety of groups involved in the manufacture and sale of the device or medication. A lawsuit can be filed against the pharmaceutical company who designed the defective device or medication, the manufacturer, and the companies that sold and distributed the device or medication.

While sellers and manufacturers are the most common defendants, that does not mean they are the only possible defendants. Each situation is unique and depending on the circumstances, there may be many more hidden defendants who are potentially liable for your injuries. Speak with an experienced attorney to confirm that you haven’t overlooked additional potential defendants who may be responsible for your injuries.

Get Help from Our Nevada, California, Arizona, and Utah Medical Device and Prescription Medication Defect Lawyers

Defective medical device and prescription medication lawsuits involve complex issues requiring medical experts and advanced knowledge. If you believe you or your loved one has been injured or killed by a defective medical device or medication, it is vital that you reach out to a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as you can. Failure to file a claim by certain deadlines (i.e. the “statute of limitations”) can result in you giving up your claim forever.

Whether you’re in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, or anywhere else in the country, we’re standing by and ready to assist you with your case. Our law firm focuses almost all of its energy on pursuing product liability cases on behalf of consumers, and our lawyers are ready to talk with you about your unique situation. We’ll provide you with a free review of your case and will inform you about your legal options and the best way to pursue a potential claim. If you believe a product may be defective, and that defect caused injury or death to you or your loved ones, call us now for a free case evaluation.