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A significant amount of dangerous drugs and medical devices have been recalled in recent years. Commonly, dangerous drugs and medical devices are recalled because users suffer dangerous side effects. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Bolen Robinson & Ellis understand how hurtful dangerous drugs and medical devices can be, and our personal injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that those injured by dangerous drugs and devices obtain the results they deserve.
About Dangerous Drugs
Nearly everyone has to take a prescription or over-the-counter medication during the course of their life. However, drugs approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sometimes cause harm. Often, many people taking these medications are not aware of the dangerous – and potentially deadly – side effects of various drugs.
The list of dangerous drugs covers a wide range, and drugs commonly considered safe can be dangerous if taken by certain people in certain situations. Depending on the drug and the individual, side effects may include:
- Heart attack or stroke.
- Birth defects.
- Physical debilitation.
Defective Medical Devices
Medical device manufacturers sometimes create and develop products that do not work correctly. Makers of such products often promise an improved quality of life for users. Yet, sometimes these products do the opposite.
Patients often suffer infections and sometimes lose physical mobility when medical devices are not designed correctly or are improperly installed. Those dangers are why many medical devices have been subject to recalls or warnings issued by the FDA. Because an FDA recall is issued when the government believes that a medical product poses a serious threat to the public, FDA recalls are very serious matters. When such recalls are issued, patients using such devices should immediately consult their doctor.
In recent years, there has been extensive litigation concerning certain products due to their dangerous side effects. Some of those products that are linked to serious side effects include:
- Metal-on-metal hip implants.
- Transvaginal mesh.
- Shoulder pain pumps.
- Defective knee replacements.
- Hernia patches.
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When drug and medical device companies are negligent, they should be held responsible. Victims of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices often suffer the burden of large expenses, including hospital bills, medical treatment and medication, childcare, loss of personal time with loved ones, missed time from work, and even death. A successful personal injury claim can reimburse victims for those expenses.
Bolen Robinson & Ellis is committed to ensuring that victims of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices obtain the results that they deserve. If you have been hurt by a defective medical device, please contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
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