Suing a Drug or Medical Device Company
Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are in business to make money. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes drugs or medical devices are put on the market even though they have a high risk of causing harm. Large drug and medical device companies do not always disclose all of the potential risks of the products they sell.
File a Medical Device or Prescription Drug Lawsuit
When manufacturers place defective products on the market and promote those products to doctors and patients, those companies have a responsibility to make the product safe for its intended use.
At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., we represent patients who have been harmed by defective medical devices and dangerous drugs. To learn how our lawyers can help with your injury, contact us online or call us at 212-750-1200, for a free consultation. We fight, you win.
Reducing the Risk of a Prescription Drug or Medical Device Injury
Educate yourself. Before you fill a new prescription or agree to have a medical device implanted, ask your doctor about the risks. What are the potential side effects of the drug or device? Does the drug have known interaction problems with any other medications you are on? Are your risks of receiving the medical device further complicated by your health?
Research the drug and medical device online. Once you actually fill a prescription, read any information enclosed with the drug.
Just because a drug or medical device has received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not necessarily mean it is safe for all uses for all people. Drug companies are often known for marketing drugs for uses for which they were not originally approved. Medical device manufacturers are skilled in getting devices through the FDA process. It is important that you find out the truth behind the drug or medical device before you use it.
Holding Drug Companies and Medical Device Manufacturers Responsible
And in the event that you are injured by the drug or have received a medical device that has been recalled, you may have the right sue the drug company and hold it or a medical device manufacturer responsible for its actions. At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, our dangerous drug and defective medical device attorneys represent people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We work closely with an experienced team in New York to hold giant pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers responsible for their actions.
We handle cases involving injuries caused by:
- Artificial hips and artificial knee joints, such as DePuy ASR hip implants and Zimmer NexGen knee implants
- Heart and cardiac devices such as stents, pacemakers, defibrillators and heart valves
- Dental implants, tooth fillings and dental creams
- Surgical eye devices and contact lenses
- Respiratory devices, like ventilators and inhalers
- Artificial disks for the spine and neck, such as
- IUDs and birth control pills such as Yaz and Ortho Evra
- Breast implants
- Medicine pumps, pain pumps and infusion pumps
- Dangerous drugs, including SSRI antidepressants, Avandia, Chantix, Levaquin and Raptiva
- Skin grafts and hernia repairs such as AlloDerm
- Surgical mesh, including bladder slings and transvaginal mesh
- Catheters used for draining fluids or administering medication
To schedule a free consultation to learn how we will help you hold defective medical device manufacturers responsible for your injuries, contact us online or call us at 212-750-1200.