Bad Drug Recall and Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney
Our world today relies on pharmaceutical medication and medical devices more than any other time in history. Pharmaceutical and drug companies continue to make massive profits quarter after quarter. The need for large pharmaceutical companies to produce a profit results in drugs being rushed to market in record times. The inadequate testing of medication and medical devices is causing unnecessary injuries and death. Profits are being placed ahead of social responsibility.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a disturbing study* which revealed:
- 47.9% of all people living in the United States took at least one prescription drug in the last month
- 21.4% of all people living in the United States took 3 or more prescription drugs in the past month
- 10.5% of all people living in the United States took 5 or more prescription drugs in the last month
As pharmaceutical use continues to skyrocket, disturbing information regarding inadequate testing and improper labeling continues to surface. The increased marketing of prescription drugs also raises concerns over whether they are truly necessary. We live in a society that markets medications to the public, that the public cannot buy over the counter. The pharmaceutical companies hope that we demand from our health care professionals certain drugs and devices over others, driving their profits.
Attorney Christopher Dixon is lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. recognized by the National Trail Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and among their Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40. As a drug recall lawyer, Christopher Dixon is passionate about forcing large corporations to answer for the harm they cause to the public. It is unfair for a company to privatize the profits while the consumer bears the burdens caused by the dangerous product. If you have been injured by defective drug or medical device, we are here to help.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the federal regulatory body responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of our drugs, medical devices, biological products, animal drugs and feed, as well our food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is also responsible for making sure that medical, consumer and cosmetic products that emit radiation are safe for the consuming public. However, as is all too often the case, the FDA and pharmaceutical companies fail to perform the proper testing. In addition, misleading and insufficient warning labels on products lead to unnecessary dangers to our communities. There are numerous instances where large drug companies fail to turn over all required information to the FDA in order to have a dangerous drug approved.
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Defective Drug and Medical Device Injuries
As pharmaceutical companies rush drugs to the market for shareholder return, those consuming the medications are often left with life altering injuries. While the drugs are marketed and sold, people are forced to pay rising prices for medications which come with hidden side effects and consequences. Victims of defective drugs and medical devices may suffer from:
- Birth Control IUD Migration
- Birth Defects
- Bladder Cancer
- Cerebral Hemorrhages
- Heart Attacks
- Hip Replacements
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Intestinal Bleeding
- Knee Replacements
- Depression (Suicide)
- Organ Damage
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Birth Defects
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Uterine Cancer
- Wrongful Deaths
While this list is in no way inclusive of all issues, it is important that consumers are aware that their best interests are often overlooked by large pharmaceutical companies. Giant pharmaceutical companies know their products are going to injure and kill some of the users. However, they are often blinded by the potential billion dollar profit that lies ahead. This incentive suppresses proper labeling, warning and testing of our medications and medical devices.
Types of Defective and Dangerous Drugs
The increasing introduction and marketing of prescription drugs has resulted in numerous recalls and warnings. If you have suffered from the use of any of the following medications, contact us immediately to discuss your legal rights: Actos, Antidepressants and SSRI’s, Accutane, Benicar, Celexa, GranuFlo, Invokana, Lexapro, Lipitor, Low Testosterone Therapy, Paxil, Trasylol, Tylenol, Yaz/Yasmin, Xarelto, Zofran, or Zoloft.
Types of Dangerous and Defective Medical Devices
Another side of the pharmaceutical industry profit model is the creation and sale of medical devices. These devices are used from everything from birth control to surgical implants. If you have used or have any of the following implanted, contact us immediately to discuss your legal rights: Da Vinci Surgical Robot, Depuy Hip Replacement, Ethicon Physiomesh, IVC Filters, hip implants and Knee Implants (Stryker / Rejuvenate / ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems / Zimmer NexGen Knee, Zimmer Durom Hip Cup), Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, Mirena IUD birth control device, Power Morcellators, and transvaginal mesh.
Pharmaceutical Injury Lawsuit Liability
The drug companies who fail to properly test, warn and label their products are responsible for all the harm they cause. When drug companies try to hide or fail to warn the public of the dangers associated with their product, they can be held liable in a defective product liability lawsuit. They are also liable when they perform inadequate testing of the effects of their product prior to turning it lose on the public.
In addition to the pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers, pharmacists can be held liable for mistakes when filing prescriptions. Mistakes filling prescriptions result in patients taking the wrong medication, which carries potential devastating consequences. Pharmacists and their employers are responsible for the harms caused when this occurs. Physicians who prescribe medications to their patients that others in their profession would not have prescribed, are also responsible for the harm they cause. Pharmacists and doctors are held responsible through medical malpractice lawsuits.
Other Product Liability Lawsuits
While drug manufactures and pharmaceutical companies produce products which affect billions of people, all companies are responsible for the safety of their products. From food to clothing, manufactures are responsible for keeping the public safe. If a product of any nature is sold to the public in an unsafe condition which causes an injury, the maker of the product can be held liable through a products liability lawsuit. These lawsuits help those injured recover the reimbursement needed for their harms and losses. In addition, they force corporate change and reinforce proper testing and attention to safety.
Product liability lawyer Christopher Dixon aggressively stands up to the multibillion dollar pharmaceutical companies to fight for the injured. Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and a Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Chris has proven his ability to achieve success for those injured by defective products. Chris is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has recovered over $34,000,000 for his clients to date. To speak to an attorney regarding your case, contact a drug recall lawyer for more information.
*The CDC study’s was conducted during 2005-2008.