Pharmaceutical companies have completely changed the healthcare industry, especially with the creation of effective drugs and medical devices that are readily available for public consumption. Sadly, because these medical products are considered big business, many pharmaceutical companies tend to forego proper testing or research that is needed to ensure the safety of consumers. There are also incidents when an error happens along the manufacturing chain that leads to the drug or medical device becoming ineffective or dangerous at worse.
If you have suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a defective drug or medical devices, it is important that you speak with an experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorney right away to protect your rights and seek the justice you deserve.
Examples of Dangerous Drugs & Defective Medical Devices
Regardless of the FDA recalling some of the dangerous drugs or medical devices that are available in the market today, there are still many that are being used by countless patients throughout the country. In fact, our premier firm is currently handling a case against both Cook Incorporated and C.R. Bard for the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters that they manufactured to prevent blood clots from making its way to the lungs. While true to its function, the pharmaceutical companies fail to mention the adverse effects of long-term use of this device such as deep vein thrombosis in the lower limb, filter migration, IVC perforation, and more.
Another case we are handling is the serious side effects caused by a hernia mesh. Designed to help strengthen or repair damaged tissue in hernia patients, a hernia mesh is found to cause bacterial infections, hernia recurrence, adhesions, and other harmful side effects, requiring patients to undergo additional surgeries.
Other dangerous drugs and defective medical devices we handle include:
• Transvaginal mesh
• Power morcellator that is used in uterine surgeries
• Invokana, a type of medication for type 2 diabetes