Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Pharmaceuticals and medical devices are designed to heal people in need, but all too often, they make health matters worse by causing further medical complications. Many drugs and devices considered effective for treating medical conditions, even devices that earn FDA approval, later turn out to have extremely dangerous side effects.
When pharmaceutical companies manufacture dangerous drugs and devices, they violate the trust consumers have in them to provide products that heal instead of causing more pain and suffering. The attorneys at Hankey Marks & Crider believe pharmaceutical companies should pay for these reckless business practices, so we provide legal services to patients hurt by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Drugs and Devices That Have Proven Dangerous
The FDA has a generally rigorous testing process for new drugs and strict standards for manufacturing them. Unfortunately, a number of dangerous drugs and devices have still managed to make their way onto the market, often going unnoticed until it is too late. Here are some of the drugs and devices that have faced the highest number of legal challenges for endangering patients:
- Invokana and other SLGT-2 inhibitors
- IVC filters
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
- Stryker LFit-V40
- Talcum powder
Many of these items can cause serious or even deadly health complications. Take, for example, Invokana. This drug, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, controls the heart risks associated with diabetes. Unfortunately, Invokana has also recently been found to significantly increase a patient’s risk of requiring toe amputations. Our attorneys recognize that this level of negligence is unacceptable, and we want to help you seek justice. If one of the products listed above has hurt you or someone you love, you may be able to hold the pharmaceutical company that manufactured it legally accountable.