Lexington Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices Attorneys
As consumers, we must be careful with blindly trusting corporations and their products. Frequently, new drugs and medical devices are introduced into the market promising users a new lease on life.
In reality, some of these drugs and devices are defective, leading them to cause more problems than they solve. Unfortunately, the use of these dangerous drugs and medical devices can even lead to death.
Should you or a loved on be dealing with the negative effects of using a defective drug or medical device, you need the solid legal experience of the Lexington product liability attorneys of Hare Wynn to effectively represent you and your product liability claim. For over 125 years, we have gained the trust of the people of Lexington, Kentucky, by delivering unparalleled legal guidance to those that have been taken advantage of by corporate greed.
With all of the resources and experiences that we have accumulated during that time, you can rest easy knowing your claim will be addressed properly.
Trust in the Lexington dangerous drugs and medical devices lawyers of Hare Wynn to effectively fight for you and help you secure the financial recovery you deserve. Contact us at (859) 550-2900 to schedule a FREE case evaluation with some of the best product liability lawyers in Lexington.
About Dangerous Drugs and Devices in the Field of Medicine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that over 3 billion prescriptions are filled out by doctors across America on a yearly basis. As one could surmise, sometimes these prescriptions are filled out for defective medicinal products that do more harm than good, putting millions of patients at risk of developing severe side effects and injuries.
What is shocking, however, is that these patients that are prescribed these products may be completely unaware of the dangers that they may face. Oftentimes, the pharmaceutical companies responsible for making these products fail to divulge important information by either completely ignoring their findings during testing or by not passing it forward to the proper authorities.
Without giving an adequate warning of the side effects of these products, pharmaceutical corporations are directly putting people’s lives in danger. Should this happen, victims need to file a product liability claim to obtain the justice and recovery they deserve.
The following drugs have been subject to recall and have been—or still are—involved in other lawsuits:
- Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR
- Ortho Evra
- Talcum Powder
- Testosterone Therapy
While patients should always be informed about the types of medications they are being provided, manufacturers need to be held responsible for not providing all the information they have available.
Alongside dangerous drugs, there are many defective medical devices out on the market as well. These devices can cause just as much damage to a person’s physical health as a defective drug.
Some of the medical devices that we, as consumers, must watch out for include:
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
- Defective Knee Replacements
- IVC Filters
- Faulty Pace Makers
- Shoulder Pain Pumps
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Hernia Patches
These dangerous drugs and devices have been known to cause a multitude of injuries and side effects, including but not limited to:
- Heart Attacks
- Birth Defects
- Physical Debilitation
To keep consumers safe, we look to the FDA to regulate pharmaceutical companies. Ideally, the FDA is meant to stop these companies from creating products that have been poorly researched, designed, or manufactured.
Unfortunately, this system does NOT always work in the best interests of the consumer. In the past, the FDA has put pharmaceutical products like Xarelto on the “fast track” for approval. When this occurs, companies do not have to provide as much stringent data and information, making it much easier to put unsuitable products out on the market.
In Xarelto’s case, manufacturers rushed its approval through the FDA without an antidote to reverse the anticoagulant effects of the drug. As a result, hundreds of patients have bled to death as nothing could be done to save them from the internal bleeding they suffered from.
This kind of negligence cannot go unpunished, and this is why recruiting a Lexington product liability lawyer like the ones at Hare Wynn is crucial to not only getting your fair share of compensation, but to set a precedent that greedy and immoral behavior is unacceptable. There are consequences to actions and certain corporations must be taught this less.
Count on the Lexington dangerous drug and medical device lawyers of Hare Wynn to help you secure the compensation you need to help you in your healing process. Contact us at right now at (859) 550-2900 to schedule a FREE case evaluation.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Qualify For?
Both state and federal laws enable you to seek out financial damages from pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers that negligently sold their hazardous drug and devices. What you may qualify for in terms of compensation all depends on the type of physical, mental, and emotional trauma that you’ve experienced, such as:
- 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 due to faulty medical drugs or devices, it is important that you reach out to the Lexington product liability lawyers of Hare Wynn. We are a legal team dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by a defective drug or medical device.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Hurt by a Dangerous Drug or Medical Device?
The first thing you need to do if you are suffering side effects as a result of using a defective drug or medical device is to seek out medical care. Hospital staff will need to treat you for any side effects caused by the drug or device while monitoring you for any further complications that may arise.
Equally important to your health, a hospital visit will provide documentation showcasing treatment provided for the injury sustained. Medical documentation, alongside hospital bills, are crucial pieces of evidence that can be used in your product liability claim.
Please keep in mind, even if you are dealing with issues caused by a dangerous drug, you will need permission from your doctor FIRST to stop taking the medication. Deciding on your own to stop following your doctor’s orders can lead to health issues. Your doctor should be able to provide you with options.
Additionally, do NOT throw away the medication that has caused your injury. This can be used as evidence 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 who are familiar with defective drugs and medical devices is your key to a successful claim.
Be aware that you have one (1) year in the state of Kentucky to file a personal injury, product liability, or wrongful death claim.
When considering a lawyer:
- Make sure the lawyer/firm has experience handling your type of claim.
- Do not be afraid to ask as many questions as necessary until you feel comfortable they are the right choice for you.
- Ask for reviews/testimonials from their previous clients.
- Remember, you do NOT have to choose the first lawyer you speak with.
- Remember, you have the right to switch lawyers should you decide your initial choice was the wrong one.
- Make sure the lawyer/firm is not afraid of taking your case to trial.
Our highly skilled and experienced Lexington lawyers at Hare Wynn have a thorough understanding of product liability laws at the state and federal level. When you choose us, we will get to work immediately securing the evidence we need to develop the strongest case possible.
Depending on the specifics of your claim, you will be able to file as an individual, within a Class Action Lawsuit, or Multi-District Litigation.
Contact us today at (859) 550-2900 to learn more about what options you may have.
Why Choose the Product Liability Lawyers of Hare Wynn?
For over 125 years, we have established key professional relationships with medical personnel, engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, and researchers in Lexington – and all throughout the state and nation – to help us to properly interpret medical records and research data so that we can have a better understanding of what exactly you are suffering from as a result of the dangerous drug or device you used.
We here at Hare Wynn understand how betrayed you must feel suffering at the hands of those meant to protect you and provide you the care you deserve. But you no longer have to suffer alone.
With our extensive legal knowledge, and a bevy of legal resources and professional relationships that we have available, you can trust that we will help you to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve, while you focus on healing.
Contact us at (859) 550-2900 to schedule a FREE case evaluation with one of our experienced Lexington lawyers. We will be able to help you obtain the results you deserve if you have been injured by a dangerous drug or medical device.