Defective Medical Devices, Defective Drugs
The ads are on television and the medical device and drug sales reps are in physicians' offices. In the minds of executives focused on profits, this is no time to listen to negative data or reconsider putting the drug or device on the market. At the Girardi | Keese law firm in California, we have seen this scenario play out time and again.
Product defects put patients' well-being and even their lives at risk. When that happens, our product defect trial lawyers are prepared to investigate and litigate on behalf of injured people in California and nationwide.
Among our current medical product defect concerns:
- Cochlear ear implants: A defective seal has caused total deafness in children with hearing problems.
- Type 2 diabetes drugs: Drugs such as Avandia and Byetta have caused diabetes patients problems they hoped the drugs would prevent.
- Yaz and Yasmin: These birth control drugs made promises they could not keep in their advertising. They also can cause pulmonary embolisms.
- Fosamax: In some cases, this osteoporosis drug has caused deterioration of the jaw.
- Ortho Evra: Hormone replacement therapy, a much-promoted drug regimen, has proved to be dangerous.
- Gadolinium: The dye used in many MRI scans is not safe for every patient.
Too often, drugs and medical devices make a problem worse — or they add problems to those that they are supposed to solve. The attorneys at Girardi | Keese have the experiences and resources to hold the manufacturers accountable for their negligence.
For many years, Girardi | Keese lawyers have faced Big Pharma drug companies and medical device companies in depositions and in courtrooms. We know the questions to ask and the experts to call. We know that FDA approval is not a guarantee of safety.
We welcome calls about patients who have been injured by defective drugs and medical devices. Contact us for a discussion with an experienced product defects attorney.