Placing your trust in the hands of profit-motivated corporations can be a costly endeavor. While we as consumers hope that these corporations act in good faith and prioritize our safety above their bottom line, that isn’t always the case.
Unfortunately, the corporate cash-grab philosophy can be seen even in the medical industry. New drugs and medical devices are often promoted as lifesavers but the reality, however, is that time and time again these products turn out to be defective and dangerous. Rather than actually helping, these dangerous drugs and devices become detrimental to the health of the patients, causing serious injuries – and in some cases – even death.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or health issue as a result of a dangerous drug or medical device, you need the solid legal experience of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP to represent you in your fight for justice and recovery. For over 125 years, Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP has gained the trust of Kentucky residents by delivering unmatched legal assistance to those that were taken advantage of by greedy corporations. Rest easy knowing you are in the hands of experienced attorneys who will deliver personalized care and the results you deserve.
Trust the Kentucky lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP to take up your defective drug or medical device claim and earn you the compensation you need to recover. Contact us at (859) 550-2900 for a FREE case evaluation.
What You Should Know Regarding Dangerous Drugs & Devices
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 3 billion prescriptions are filled out by doctors on a yearly basis. Sometimes, those prescriptions are written for defective drugs and devices that may not work as intended, putting millions of patients at risk of suffering from severe and debilitating side effects and injuries.
Alarmingly, many people that are prescribed these medications or devices may be completely unaware of the dangers that using them poses.
If a drug was prescribed without adequate warning about its side effects—or prescribed in a wrong dosage—from the pharmaceutical companies that manufactured it, victims may need to file a product liability claim in order to seek out restitution. The same situation can happen with medical devices that have been surgically implanted into a patient. At times, these devices can move from the area they are intended to work in or may even cause other serious health-related side effects.
The following dangerous drugs have been subject to recalls and other lawsuits:
- Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR
- Ortho Evra
- Talcum Powder
- Testosterone Therapy
Medical device manufacturers have also released their fair share of defective medical devices that have caused much harm and suffering—even death—for the patients they were intended to heal.
Some of these medical devices that have caused irreparable damage are:
- Hernia Patches
- Defective Knee Replacements
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
- Transvaginal Mesh
- IVC Filters
- Faulty Pace Makers
- Shoulder Pain Pumps
Overall, both dangerous drugs and devices can cause a multitude of injuries and side effects including but not limited to:
- Heart Attacks
- Birth Defects
- Physical Debilitation
We look to the FDA to keep us consumers safe from pharmaceutical companies looking to make a quick buck through poorly researched and manufactured drugs and medical devices. As noble of an organization as it is, the unfortunate truth, however, is that it is an imperfect system. Sometimes, the FDA will put a product on the “fast track” toward approval because of pressure from the manufacturer.
If you or someone you love has taken any of the above medications and suffered any of the dangerous side effects, illnesses, or injuries that are associated with them, you need to contact Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP right away. You need unmatched representation to make these manufacturers understand the gravity of their negligent decisions.
Count on the Kentucky injury lawyer of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP to help you secure the justice and financial recovery you need to begin healing. Contact us right now at (859) 550 2900 for a FREE case evaluation.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Qualify For?
By right of state and federal law, you have the power to seek out financial damages from the pharmaceutical manufacturers that sold you hazardous medicines and faulty medical devices. These kinds of damages vary according to the type of loss or physical, mental, and/or emotional injury sustained, including:
- Pain and Suffering, Both Past and Future
- Emotional Distress, Both Past and Future
- Loss in Quality or Enjoyment of Life
- Medical Expenses, Both Past and Future
- Lost Wages and Loss of Future Earnings
- Wrongful Death
If you have suffered any of the above losses because of an injury sustained from a dangerous drug or defective medical device, it is imperative that you reach out to the defective drug or medical device Kentucky lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP. Expect nothing less than an experienced legal team ready to fight vigorously for the results you deserve.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured by a Hazardous Drug or Faulty Medical Device?
If you have suffered any injury because of a dangerous drug or defective medical device, it is extremely important that you seek medical treatment immediately. You may have to be treated for any side effects or injuries that you have sustained, as well as monitored to avoid any further complications. Aside from improving your health, a hospital stay can generate receipts and incident reports that are crucial to winning your dangerous drug and device accident claim.
If you are dealing with a dangerous drug, ask your doctor FIRST to see if there are other options available. It is important to you remain on the health regiment your doctor has prescribed, as failing to take the prescribed medications may result in health issues as well.
Please do NOT throw away the medication that is causing your health issue. This is evidence that will be needed should you decide to file a claim against the liable party that caused your damages.
Next, you need to acquire the best legal representation you can get. Hiring highly skilled and experienced product liability attorneys is your key to developing a strong case.
Be aware that you have one (1) year in the State of Kentucky to file a personal injury, product liability, or wrongful death claim. Time is of the essence.
Normally, a class action lawsuit may have already been filed for those that have been injured by the medicinal drug or device. A class action lawsuit is a claim made by a group of people with a common interest—in this case, people hurt by the same drug or medical device that injured you. From there, you can claim your compensation if the case is won or settled, which often entails a large sum distributed among class members depending on the damages they sustained.
Let the product liability lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP do all of the legal heavy lifting while you recuperate from your traumatic accident.
Contact us today at (859) 550 2900 for more information on how we can help you.
Why Choose the Product Liability Lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP?
If you suspect that your injury was caused by an unsafe drug or defective medical device, the law may be on your side. To determine liability and calculate the amount of compensation that you may be eligible for, recruiting the experienced defective drug or device attorneys of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP is your best bet.
We understand how all of the physical, mental, and emotional trauma sustained from such a traumatic injury can affect you and the ones you love. For well over 125 years, we have fought for our clients that have been taken advantage of, giving us a clear understanding of what victims typically go through.
However, we understand that every incident is different. That is why we have dug our roots deep into Kentucky, establishing key professional relationships with medical personnel, engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, and researchers to help us interpret medical records and research data in an effort to gain a better understanding of what you have suffered from as a result of the dangerous drug or defective medical device.
Our Kentucky attorneys here at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP know the betrayal that you may be feeling. We know about the pain you suffer from. Contact us online to schedule a FREE confidential evaluation.