Prescription Drug Liability Lawyer and Medical Device Defect Attorney
Dangerous Prescription Drugs - Defective Medical Devices
Pharmaceutical companies manufacture and market hundreds of new drugs each year. Each product is regulated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration before it reaches the consumer, and every year over 200,000 people die from using these drugs. It is estimated that more than 50% of all the drugs marketed to the American consumer have deleterious effects, in spite of testing and FDA regulation.
If you suspect a dangerous prescription drug or defective medical device has caused you or a loved one significant harm, contact
The Pardieck Law Firm of Seymour, Indiana, today. We can help you with a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Dangerous Prescription Drugs
Of all the recent examples of harmful drugs, most were withdrawn from sale within 12 months of release. Some drugs were still marketed by drug companies even after evidence of serious side effects or death had been noted. By law, drug manufacturers are strictly liable for injuries if the product they sell is defective or unreasonably dangerous. This can happen in several ways:
The product may be defective because of an error in the manufacturing process.
Consumers are not warned of possible bad effects from the use of the product.
The product has a design flaw that makes it dangerous.
In all these cases, the manufacturer is liable and can be sued for damages even if they were unaware of the danger. It does not matter how carefully the product was produced or labeled.
Many drug products have caused such widespread injury that class action suits or mass torts have been filed against them. Some of these drugs include:
Birth control pills, IUD
Of additional concern are the dietary supplements that are becoming increasingly popular. The FDA requires that manufacturers assure that such supplements are safe before selling them, but no testing or approval requirements apply to these products.
Medical Device Failure
In addition to matters involving dangerous prescription drugs, our firm also works with personal injury and wrongful death cases involving defective medical devices, including pacemakers, defibrillators, and other critical medical devices.
If you believe a defective product, misdiagnosis, or dangerous prescription drug has caused you or a family member serious injury, contact an Indiana personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorney at The Pardieck Law Firm today for a free initial consultation regarding your case. As with most personal injury cases, there is a limited period for legally pursuing a pharmaceutical injury claim. Act now to prevent losing your right to compensation.