Every day, there are many new devices and products coming to market with the promise of improving the lives of persons with illness or disability. However, many of the devices that are coming to market are found to have defects which can cause serious injury to users and patients. Bad products are not solely found in medical devices. When a manufacturer realizes that a bad part is causing injury, they may recall a product to minimize claims of injury.
You can find information as to unsafe medical products at the FDA website: Click Here
If you or someone you know is injured from the use of a defective medical product, bad drug or a victim of asbestos exposure, you should contact your attorney to obtain as much information as you can to see if you have a viable claim.
Everyday products, devices or machines can be dangerous or harmful to consumers. These claims include bad drugs and asbestos exposure. Manufacturers of such products or devices can be held liable for injury when those products cause physical harm.
Who better to know the inherent dangers of a product but the manufacturer? Many such claims are based on a failure to warn of dangers with the ordinary use of the product. The product may even have been previously recalled. If you have been hurt by a defective product, call us.
Prescription drugs and medicines are a lifeline to many people with various medical conditions. Indeed, there have been any number of medical breakthroughs in the area of medicine and prescription drugs over the last 15 years or so. These medicines have revolutionized life for many patients with very serious medical conditions, even with known side effects.
Medicines and prescriptions can be harmful if patients don’t have full knowledge of the attendant risks involved. The claims against bad drugs can be based in product liability and also in medical malpractice. With some drugs, pharmaceutical companies fail to disclose all of the harmful side effects of the medicine or don’t provide enough information for associated conditions that could be life threatening. This, in turn, also affects how doctors deal with prescriptions, leading to practice errors such as dosage mistakes or failing to take patients off other medicines while administering the new drugs.
The federal government and FDA have listed any number of drugs that are harmful or dangerous to consumers. This current list can be found at the following link: Click here
One recent class of drugs deals with blood thinners that cause bleeding injuries. Other diabetic drugs were found to cause cancer and heart failure and other very serious conditions such as pancreatic cancer, ketoacidosis, bone fracture, kidney disease and cardiovascular injuries.
If you or someone you know is injured from use of a prescription medication, you should contact your attorney to obtain as much information as you can to see if you have a viable claim.
Many client undergoing medical care and treatment are sometimes unaware of the risks associated with various drugs and medical products.
Certain drugs have been marketed by pharmaceutical companies without the necessary or required warnings. Other drugs have been marketed outside the contemplated use. Many of our clients, if properly informed, would have made better decisions on the use of drugs, particularly when they learn of the very nasty consequences of long term use.
We urge all of our clients to inquire as to their care with their own medical provider so as to become a better informed consumer. They may also wish to check with their attorney as to drugs or devices that are suspect.
Asbestos is the name given to a group of fibers that are resistant to heat, fire and chemicals and do not conduct electricity. Used in the US since the late 1800’s, it came into use primarily after World War II. As such, it was used widely in many industries, factories, building construction, use on boilers and pipes and has been included in a number of products.
The use of asbestos was widespread and the associated dangers of asbestos were not early recognized. Tiny particles of asbestos, when airborne and breathed in, get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long time. The problem with it is that it is classified as known human carcinogen by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, the EPA and other organizations.
Asbestos exposure is commonly seen in lung cancer diagnosis under the heading of mesothelioma, the most common form of cancer associated with asbestos exposure. The National Cancer Institute has published fact sheet indicating that several factors are involved in how exposure affects and individual. They are dose, duration, size, shape and chemical make up and source of exposure.
If you have been exposed to asbestos, you may suffer from shortness of breath, persistent cough, blood in sputum, pain in chest, difficulty swallowing and weight loss. You should follow up with your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer associated with asbestos exposure, you should contact an attorney immediately. You may be entitled to make a legal claims against the manufacturer and/or distributor of the harmful product.
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