Charleston Defective Drug & Medical Device Lawyers
Protecting the interests of South Carolina medical product liability victims
The amazing medicines and medical devices that often save lives and improve the quality of our lives can have a dark side. Sometimes, those medicines that are designed to make our lives better actually make us ill, and sometimes the medical devices end up causing more harm than they solve problems.
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, our Charleston medical product liability attorneys represent the interests of clients in both individual products liability cases and class actions that involve defective medical devices and dangerous drugs. If you or your loved one were hurt or made ill by a defective or dangers product, we want to help you.
What is medical product liability?
Defective drugs and medical devices fall under an area of law called product liability. Product manufacturers owe a duty of care to consumers to sell products that are safe for human consumption and that will do what they promise they will do. To be approved for sale, prescription medications must be able to prove through valid testing that their products are safe, do not cause harm and that they have been proven effective for the purpose on the label. Keep in mind that just because a drug or device has been approved for sale by the FDA, it does not mean that the product is safe. Some drugs will have inherent side-effects, and when these are known they must be included on the label to warn consumers.
There are some drugs that have proven to cause dangerous, life-threatening side effects. Our Charleston defective drug lawyers handle complex claims involving products like:
What are some examples of dangerous medical devices?
Medical devices that get implanted into the bodies of patients can cause significant damage when they fail to do what they were intended to do. Here are some examples of dangerous medical devices that have caused pain and further injury to patients and required additional surgery to repair the injury and remove the device:
- Textured breast implants
- Bair Hugger warming blankets
- Essure permanent birth control implants
- Transvaginal mesh
- DePuy hip implants
- Stryker hip implants
- Guidant defibrillators
- Medtronic defibrillators/leads
- Medtronic Infuse bone grafts
Our skilled Charleston defective medical device attorneys offer you counsel and guidance when you wish to make a claim for your injuries. We prepare every case as though it might go to court, so we are prepared to keep fighting even when times are tough.
How can your Charleston, SC medical product liability attorneys help?
Sometimes it takes many people suffering an injury from side-effects of a dangerous drug before the FDA issues a safety warning about the drug. Or, a medical device might have to cause injury to many people before the FDA issues a recall of the device. Meanwhile, people are left to suffer with a device inside of their bodies that is causing them pain or the unintended side-effects of a dangerous drug causing new health problems and even death.
When you decide to file a lawsuit against the company that made the drug or built the device that is causing you harm, we work to hold the manufacturers accountable for the harm that is done when they sell unsafe products. Our trusted Charleston defective drug and device attorneys will represent your interests as you go up against the huge pharmaceutical companies and pursue justice on your behalf.
Contact a South Carolina law firm with extensive experience litigating defective medical devices and dangerous drug cases
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, we are committed to delivering results for our clients. Please call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free consultation with a Charleston defective medical device attorney, or fill out our contact form. McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, proudly serves people throughout South Carolina.