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Philadelphia Defective Drug Injury Lawyer
When you take medicines or other drugs recommended by a healthcare professional, you expect these drugs to improve your health instead of endangering it. The law aims to protect you, the consumer, from drugs that may cause harm to your body. Unfortunately, despite plenty of clinical trials and testing, there are still many drugs and medical devices that cause injury to consumers.
If you have suffered a serious health issue because of a drug or medical device, you may be able to file an injury claim or even bring up a lawsuit so that you can be compensated. Numerous consumers like you have pursued legal cases against drug manufacturers and distributors, and many of these consumers have succeeded in obtaining compensation and justice.
You, too, can win what you rightfully deserve. However, pursuing a drug injury case can be difficult as it combines the complex fields of law and medicine. Additionally, you may likely be facing large drug companies alongside their powerful legal teams.
To succeed in your drug injury claim in Pennsylvania, enlist the help of the Brod Law Firm, a top-notch personal injury firm with a proven track record of excellence. For over 30 years now, we have been helping injured persons like you win in even the most complex cases, fearlessly standing up to prominent companies. Let’s talk about how we can help you. Consult with the Brod Law Firm for free.
Determining The Drug Defect
There are three general categories of drug injury claims, depending on the type of defect the drug has. Determining what drug defect harmed you is key in pinpointing who is liable for your health injury.
- Manufacturing defect. If there was negligence in the manufacturing process, the drug may be inherently harmful. In such a case, it is likely the drug manufacturer that is held liable.
- Dangerous side effects. There are drugs that were properly manufactured but create harmful side effects when taken by a person with a certain existing condition. Your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider should consider your health conditions before recommending any medical drug or device to you.
- Improper marketing. “Marketing” here refers not just to advertisements but to labeling and instructions as well. When a drug is falsely advertised, inadequately labeled, or lacking crucial instructions, it can create harm to unknowing victims. The parties responsible for the packaging or marketing of the product may be held liable.
Examples Of Defective Drugs And Drug Injury Cases
You may have heard of injury victims suing pharmaceutical companies over the health issues that their drugs or medical devices have caused. Many drug companies have also been made to recall some of their products over the years after these products were found to be dangerous. Here are some examples of defective drug injury cases in Philadelphia and beyond:
Essure, a device developed by Bayer, is a non-surgical implant designed for female sterilization. It is placed inside a woman’s fallopian tubes to induce the development of scar tissue around it, blocking the tubes. Almost immediately after its release, many patients have complained about the device, claiming that it caused bleeding and intense pain.
Recently, federal judge John Padova in Philadelphia determined that one of the Essure lawsuits against Bayer has enough merit to proceed, despite the pharma giant’s motion for the case to be dismissed.
Risperdal is an antipsychotic medicine sold by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit. There have been several observed side effects from this medicine, including diabetes mellitus and seizures. However, one of the biggest complaints about this drug is that it is linked to gynecomastia, or abnormal breast growth, which affects even male children and teens. Lawsuits have been filed over the emotionally scarring situation that the drug has caused.
In 2016, one of these lawsuits became a landmark case when a Philadelphia jury awarded $70 million to a male teenager who had abnormal breast growth. The jury decided that Johnson & Johnson’s failed to warn the young man and his family about the possibility that the drug could lead to such a condition.
A transvaginal mesh is a net-like device that is surgically implanted through a woman’s vagina to treat urinary disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The device and the implantation method are prone to serious complications.
In one Philadelphia case, a woman claimed that the device, which she obtained from Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, brought her health problems and an inability to have sex. The jury awarded her $5.5 million as compensation plus $7 million as punitive damages (punishment) for Johnson & Johnson’s.
Other Drugs And Devices
Here are more pharmaceutical products and medical devices that have been deemed harmful or injurious in several cases:
- ACE inhibitors
- Acetabular System
- Duragesic Pain Patch
- Fleet Phosphosoda
- Hip implants
- Morcellator/power morcellation
- Proton pump inhibitors
- Talcum powder
The Cost Of A Drug Injury Claim
You may be hesitant to pursue a legal claim because of the potential costs and legal fees. With the Brod Law Firm, you don’t have to worry about this – we charge absolutely no lawyer fee unless and until we win or settle your case. This is our contingency billing guarantee.
This means that you won’t risk your money and time with us, and you won’t have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses until you yourself obtain your compensation. It also means that our lawyers and paralegals will work hard to ensure you get favorable results in your case.
Choose The Brod Law Firm – Committed And Fearless
We at the Brod Law Firm are 100 percent committed to injured persons. For your particular case, we’ll specifically apply our three decades’ worth of experience and skills, never treating you as just another number in our file. We combine that with an aggressive approach in facing companies, even high-profile pharmaceutical firms, so that you are not taken advantage of and your rights and interests are fully protected.
With this commitment and fearlessness, the Brod Law Firm can help you achieve the justice and compensation you deserve.
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