We hear of the extensive testing a pharmaceutical manufacturer conducts before receiving permission from the FDA to release a new drug. Despite those safeguards, manufacturers and distributors maximize corporate profits while putting consumers at risk. They often rush dangerous drugs and defective medical devices to market and fail to issue product recalls despite evidence of dangers to patients.
Do you suspect a dangerous drug caused the wrongful death of your loved one, or a defective medical device caused your injury? Are you having trouble getting a straight answer from a member of the pharmaceutical industry or the medical profession? Our lawyers work with scientific and medical experts to determine exactly what caused a patient’s death or injury. If you would like one of our product liability attorneys to review your case, please contact our Chicago office to arrange a free consultation.
A medication can be dangerous as a result of improper labeling or insufficient warnings. Another might, when used exactly as intended by the manufacturer, cause a serious or fatal injury. Although the U.S. Supreme Court has recently limited the rights of some victims of med devices to recover for their injuries, a failure to meet FDA requirements may still leave manufactures exposed when their products cause injury. A medical device may have a manufacturing defect, a design defect or have been negligently maintained by a distributor. Dangerous drugs and devices include the following:
If you or a member of your family suffered an injury while using a dangerous drug or defective medical device, please contact the product liability attorneys at Lane & Lane, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois, to arrange a free initial consultation. We can be reached toll free at 312-332-1400 or by e-mail.