Defective Drug & Medical Devices

Defective drug and medical devices litigation is an area of products liability that holds pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and medical device distributors liable for dangerous drugs or products that result in injury, illness, or wrongful death. At Baggett McCall, LLC, we offer strategic advocacy to protect the rights of our clients and maximize compensation for losses resulting from defective drug and medical devices.

Defective drug and medical device litigation can be complex. Be careful to choose a lawyer to handle your case who has had success in all aspects of litigation, from the investigation of dangerous drugs or medical devices through assessment of damages. Contact us today for an initial consultation or case evaluation.

Complex defective drug and medical device litigation

If you use a pharmaceutical product that was approved by the FDA that was later found to be defective, you are generally preempted from filing a claim. This is a very difficult area of law, but our attorneys have had significant success in overcoming the challenges presented by legislation that protects pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a negligent drug company, please contact us immediately for a free consultation and case evaluation regarding a product recall or dangerous medical device.

defective drugsDrugs and Devices of Potential Concern:

Paraquat: Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is widely used as a herbicide (plant killer), primarily for weed and grass control, and has been linked to Parkinson’s disease.

Elmiron: Elmiron is a drug developed and prescribed to treat interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome. This condition affects more than 12 million Americans, mostly women. It is not a cure for the illness, although it aids in relieving symptoms. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown the use of Elmiron is linked to significant visual damage including impairment, blurred vision, and even blindness. If you or a member of your family have taken Elmiron on a long-term basis and suffered some significant change in your vision, please contact us to investigate your legal rights.

BELVIQ or BELVIQ XR: Weight loss drugs
3 types of Cancers associated with this drug include Pancreatic, Lung, and Colorectal.

Zantac: Has been known to cause cancer including colon, stomach, small intestine, colorectal, esophageal, and liver. Individuals less than 60 years old have experienced pancreatic cancer, leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and multiple myeloma of the stomach, colon, intestines, or bladder cancer.

Actos: A prescription medicine used to treat type II diabetes.  When used for longer than one year, it has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Diabetes Drugs: Januvia, Byetta, Janumet, and Victoza, used in the treatment of diabetes, have been linked to pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis.

Talcum Powder: Exposure has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

If you or someone you love has been injured by any dangerous medical device or pharmaceutical drug, please Contact Baggett McCall, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation, or call 337-478-8888 or 800-639-2524 now to speak directly with an experienced personal injury, wrongful death, defective drug, and/or defective medical device lawyer. Choose your lawyer carefully.