Hurt by a Recalled Drug or Medical Device?
Our South Carolina Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help
Millions of Americans depend on pills, pharmaceutical products and medical devices to keep them healthy. When a drug or medical device is recalled, it is likely dangerous, and the potential injury to consumers can be widespread. Even if a drug or medical device is FDA-approved, it can cause damaging effects to its consumers. In fact, many common prescription drugs and medical devices pose health threats to the people who take them, and yet no recall is issued – much testing is needed before the FDA or a pharmaceutical company can recall a dangerous drug or medical device from the market. This process can be lengthy, and many individuals can experience the effects of a defective drug or medical device before it is recalled. The South Carolina injury attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC are on a mission to bring justice to consumers who have gotten sick or who have died because of dangerous and defective drugs or defective medical devices.
Black-box warnings are the most severe warnings the FDA places on prescription drugs. These warnings contain information about possible serious side effects. The FDA may require drug companies to include a black box warning if it determines a drug is potentially dangerous to its consumers.
Defective Drug and Medical Device Recalls
Many pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices have been recalled, and many drug and medical device manufacturers have received warnings because of these drugs’ potential health threats. The following are some of the most common dangerous or defective drugs or medical devices that have either been recalled or labeled with black-box warnings:
- DePuy Hip Implants
- GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates
- Guidant Defibrillators
- Medtronic Marquis Family of Defibrillators
- Medtronic Sigma Series Pacemakers
- Ortho Evra Patch
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems
- Transvaginal Mesh (TVM)
- Yaz (Yasmin)
For more information about defective drug recalls and to determine if a drug you are taking has been recalled, visit the FDA website.
The South Carolina injury lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC have extensive experience representing those injured by dangerous and defective drugs or medical devices. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Your life is our mission, and we can help you on your quest for justice. Call now.