Columbia Medical Products Liability Attorneys
Helping South Carolina victims and families seek justice for defective drugs and device injuries
Patients trust that the medications they take will work properly. They expect that medical devices, such as wheelchairs, braces, and prosthetics, will help instead of causing harm. The drug companies that make and sell drugs and medical devices have a responsibility to place safety before profits. Prescriptions and equipment should be free from defects. When they are defective and cause injury, patients have a right to hold the makers and sellers of these products accountable.
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, our Columbia dangerous drug and device lawyers have the skills and resources to help patients who suffer harm. We have been helping residents of South Carolina get justice for this serious type of medical malpractice for more than two decades. We bring product liability claims, negligence lawsuits, and mass tort class actions for our healthcare clients whose lives are damaged or forever changed by a bad drug or a bad device.
I worked with Chance on my case and I truly cannot sing his praises enough. He kept me informed on the progress of my case, provided me with the facts and his honest, professional opinion throughout the entire process....
What kinds of dangerous drug cases does your firm handle?
Some drugs can cause harm because they are inherently defective. Other drugs can cause harm because the wrong dosage was prescribed or there was a negative reaction with other drugs the patient is taking. In the worst cases, patients die from the faulty drugs. In other cases, many patients are never the same physically or emotionally. They often need lifetime or long-term medical care.
Our Columbia defective drug and medical device attorneys represent clients and families who suffer harm from any type of drug, including:
What are some examples of dangerous medical devices?
Our firm fights for patients who suffer harm due to medical devices, including:
- Paragard IUDs
- Hernia mesh
Many medical devices cause patients severe pain. Our Columbia drug and device injury attorneys understand how to prove the devices are defective and how to show that the defects caused our client to suffer death or physical harm. We consider decisions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)such as recalls, but that is just a part of our investigation. We work with professionals and conduct thorough discovery to show the devices are defective because of improper design, manufacture, or instructions. We hold manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable for placing defective drugs and devices into the commercial markets.
What damages can I recover in a medical product liability case?
South Carolina personal injury law allows people injured from defective products and drugs to file civil claims for their losses and damages. These include current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If the negligent party’s conduct has been extremely egregious, the court may also award the victim punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant and deter future reckless behavior.
How long do I have to file a claim for my injuries in South Carolina?
The statute of limitations for filing a product liability or personal injury claim in South Carolina is three years from your injury or discovery/diagnosis of your injury. This is why we recommend you contact one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible after you become aware of a recall or injury. The more time we have to launch an investigation and open your case, the better chance for a successful outcome.
Speak with an experienced South Carolina dangerous medical device attorney now
Drug cases are very complex. A lot of work and investigation is required to prove that the device was defective. Many drug device cases are brought through class actions on behalf of injured patients. At McGowan, Hood & Felder, our Columbia defective drug and device lawyers can handle these complexities. For immediate help, please call 803-327-7800 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation in our Columbia, South Carolina office.