Your doctor carefully prescribes a medicine, or recommends surgery for implantation of an artificial hip, pacemaker, mesh, or other medical device. So what do you do? You trust that the medicine will be safe and you take it. You trust that the implanted device will be safe and you have surgery. Then something with the medicine or the medical device goes terribly wrong. You’re permanently injured.
Did the manufacturer know? How could they do that?
Drugs and medical devices must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) before they can be prescribed or implanted by your physician. Although the F.D.A. undertakes a review, that process is not a guarantee the drug or medical device is ultimately safe.
If the drug or medical device is found in some way to be unsafe, the manufacturer – not the F.D.A. – is held responsible for injuries it causes. Injuries may include physical harm and disability or emotional and psychological pain and suffering – which are compensable under the law.
James T. Snyder Law, PLLC, can help you hold drug and medical device manufacturers and marketers responsible for the injuries they cause you, a friend or loved one.
If you see a drug or medical device listed below that has caused injury, please click on the link to learn more and contact us for a free, no-cost, no-obligation case analysis.