Defective drugs and medical devices have killed or severely injured thousands of people in the U.S. Medical drug and device manufacturers must take responsibility when their products, which are supposed to improve patients’ quality of life, end up further injuring their patients. All drug manufacturers have the duty to run adequate tests before submitting the drug for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to include any potential side effects and warnings on the label. They also have the duty to promote their products for FDA-approved purposes only, not “off-brand” purposes.
Unfortunately, some companies fail in these duties, sometimes due to an oversight, other times out of the desire to increase profits – and innocent victims end up paying the price. Product liability laws hold the manufacturers of defective and dangerous drugs liable for any resulting damages. If you or someone you love has suffered the ill effects of a prescription or over-the-counter medication, please reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.
Large companies often choose profitability over safety. Manufacturers are responsible to produce safe medicines and medical devices, and when they fail to do so, they may be liable for a lawsuit. Shockingly enough, many producers of drugs and medical devices assign a significant portion of their budgets to paying off lawsuits. In other words, they treat patient injuries and deaths as eventualities. Don’t let these companies that prioritize profits above patients get away with their negligence. Contact Lichtman & Associates today and let our expert defective drug lawyer fight aggressively to bring them to justice.
Lichtman & Associates handles the following defective medication/device cases:
Males under the age of 22 may develop Gynecomastia (painful or enlarged breasts).
Males may suffer heart attack, stroke or blood clots.
Females may suffer infection, pain and additional surgeries.
May result in bladder cancer.
When taken during pregnancy, infant may suffer from primary pulmonary, hypertension and heart defects (Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Effexor).
Alloderm failure resulting in unnecessary surgeries.
May result in Mesothelioma.
Implant failure resulting in revision surgery (DePuy MoM Magnum M2a).
Mirena has migrated/perforated the uterus where it was originally implanted.
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II neck stems failure resulting in pain, tissue damage and revision surgery.
When taken during pregnancy, infant may suffer from cleft palate, cleft lip or other malformations.
Knee Implant is failing, resulting in revision surgery (Zimmer NexGen Flex Knee Implant or MIS tibial Tray).
The defective medication attorneys at Lichtman & Associates handle cases throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania though our offices in Allentown, Philadelphia, State College, Harrisburg, Scranton, and Pittsburgh and operate on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay unless you are financially compensated.
If you or someone you love has suffered any adverse complications after receiving a defective medical device, please contact Lichtman & Associates for immediate assistance. You may be entitled to hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars in damages, including the cost of revision surgery. Our experienced defective medical device attorneys fight aggressively to obtain maximum recovery for our clients.
Why Take Legal Action?
When a negligent manufacturing company releases a dangerous product to the public, it is imperative that it is held responsible for its actions. Otherwise, such oversights become encouraged due to the lack of accountability, putting the public at unnecessary risk. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective medical device, it is beneficial for not only you and your family, but also everyone else, to take legal action against the liable parties.
Seek medical help immediately if you were injured by a defective medication or device.