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, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus 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.
Drugs 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, multiple myeloma of the stomach, colon, intestines, or bladder cancer.
Biomet: Zimmer shoulder implants underwent an FDA Class 1 recall.
Stryker: A hip replacement device, specifically LFIT Anatomical CoCr V40 Fermoral Head, recalled August 2016 due to failure.
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 increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Transvaginal Mesh: This is sometimes used to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Transvaginal mesh has been linked to severe complications, including tissue erosion and perforation of organs, causing bleeding and infection. The Food and Drug Administration has issued an updated safety communication warning doctors, healthcare professionals, and patients that the placement of surgical mesh through the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence may present a greater risk for the patient than other procedures not involving the use of mesh.
If you or someone you love has been injured by any dangerous medical device or pharmaceutical drug, please Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus 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.