Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
Drugs with deadly side effects often make it to the market because their potential dangers were not anticipated during clinical trials. These drugs are classified as defective drugs. Defective drugs are drugs that have been identified by the FDA as having dangerous side effects that are deemed to outweigh whatever benefits they may have. Mr. Wm. Greg Dobson has recently successfully settled claims for his clients involved in the Reglan, Vioxx, and Prempro litigation. He is currently accepting clients in regards to:
- Depuy Hip Implants
- Zimmer NexGen MIS Knee Implant
- Sulzer Hip & Knee Implants
- Encore Knee Implant
- Gardasil Vaccine
- Fentanyl Pain Patch
Some side effects may indicate a drug is defective. These include:
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Heart damage
- Pulmonary dysfunction
- Increased risk of stroke or heart attack
When the side effects of an FDA approved drug outweigh its benefits, the FDA issues a drug recall.
In addition to recalling drugs, the FDA monitors drugs currently on the market and, if needed, makes changes to labeling information (e.g., indications, side effects, and warnings). The FDA also receives and considers petitions from consumer advisory groups.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective drug, you are encouraged to contact our firm for a case evaluation.