Taking on Complex Defective Drugs and Medical Device Lawsuits in South Carolina
Accomplished product litigation attorneys on your side
We rely on our medication to make us well. Pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on us taking those drugs to make money. More and more often, dangerous drugs and medical devices are being released into the market because manufacturers are more concerned with their bottom line than with your health.
When you have taken a dangerous drug, or had your medical condition exacerbated by a defective medical device, you need a South Carolina product liability lawyer who can fight on your behalf. McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, is one of the state’s premier medical product litigation law firms. With offices throughout the state and large-scale resources at our command, our personal injury attorneys, mass torts department and product liability litigators will work together to create strong and aggressive strategies designed with your best interests in mind.
Drugs with dangerous side effects
Any drug that is administered or taken incorrectly can have dangerous side effects. Some drugs, however, pose greater risks than others, even when taken the way you doctor recommended. At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, our South Carolina defective medical devices attorneys regularly represent clients in individual and class-action lawsuits involving dangerous drugs like:
Many law firms that handle dangerous drug cases might seem the same. So why hire our firm? Because we believe we’re different. We take pride in treating each client with special care, and ensuring that if you have questions you are able to speak directly with your attorney. Furthermore, we have a strong track record and routinely obtain large settlements and verdicts for clients.
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Many consumers wrongfully believe that if the FDA approves a medical device, it is safe. However, the FDA has a much-criticized approval process that does not require manufacturers to perform clinical trials or prove certain products are safe when the device is “substantially equivalent” to another device. Our South Carolina drug injury attorneys hold manufacturers accountable when they release dangerous and untested medical devices onto the market that cause injuries in patients.
Some of the most common dangerous medical devices our law firm deals with concern devices subject to warnings or voluntary or forced FDA recalls. These dangerous medical devices include:
- Transvaginal Mesh – The FDA has issued a transvaginal mesh warning that complications have been arising in women implanted with the devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This product is known to cause serious and potentially irreversible side effects, including tissue erosion, organ damage, infections and extreme pain.
- DePuy Hip Implant – DePuy has recalled its line of metal-on-metal hip implants as they shed tiny metal debris within the body, causing extreme pain and metallosis (metal poisoning). Patients whose implants fail will require replacement surgery and rehabilitation.
- Medtronic Infuse Bone Grafts in the Cervical Spine – This product’s approved use is to stimulate bone growth in the lower spine, but some have used it for off-label purposes to disastrous results. The FDA has warned that off-label use may cause tissue swelling, nerve damage and compression of the airway, all of which can be life threatening.
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck Stems – The Stryker modular neck stems are metal-on-metal hip implants, and similar to DePuy, the manufacturer has initiated a Stryker hip implant recall. The Stryker hip implants also cause metallosis, fractures, joint problems as well as extreme pain, and may require complete replacement surgery to correct the problems.
The FDA only begins to investigate allegations that a product is defective or dangerous if patients begin reporting injuries, and therefore FDA action only takes place once many innocent people have already suffered harm. A voluntary or mandated recall is unnecessary to bring a successful medical device lawsuit.
Every dangerous medical device case presents its own unique challenges. No two cases are alike. That’s why it’s important you have a personal injury attorney in South Carolina you can trust working hard on your case. We hold manufacturers of defective medical devices responsible to those they have injured by putting profits ahead of patients.
Dangerous medical device lawsuits in South Carolina can be complicated
Building a solid legal case takes great skill. You can’t simply assume that medical device manufacturers or insurance companies will fairly compensate you for your injuries. You have to take strong legal action. If you don’t, you run the risk of being short-changed. That’s because insurance companies often only care about one thing: paying injury victims as little as possible.
That’s not right. That’s why McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, works so hard for injury victims. Discover what we can do for you. Call 888.302.7546 or fill out our contact form and schedule an appointment. We proudly serve clients throughout the South Carolina from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.