Columbia Medical Products Liability Attorneys Helping Victims of Defective Drugs and Devices
Helping South Carolina victims and families bring product liability cases for healthcare harm
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.
Medications that have had serious and life-altering side effects
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:
We have the experience, resources, and ability to argue cases before juries, and are dedicated to each client. Our track record includes many high jury trial verdicts and settlements.
Dangerous device litigation
Our firm fights for patients who suffer harm due to medical devices, including:
- Transvaginal Mesh. This device is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Known problems with these meshes include tissue erosion, damage to organs, infections, severe pain, and side effects that cannot be reversed.
- DePuy Hip Implant. DePuy is a manufacturer of metal-to-metal hip implants. The implants are known to shed tiny metal debris throughout the body. The shedding creates severe pain and can also cause metallosis, or metal poisoning. Patients who had these implants inserted need surgery to remove and replace them, in addition to extensive medical treatment.
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck Stems. These implants are akin to the DePuy implants. They are subject to a company recall. Injuries include metallosis, joint damage, and extreme pain. Like the DePuy implants, corrective surgery and long-term treatment is required.
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 Federal Drug Administration 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 manufactures, distributors, and retailers accountable for placing defective drugs and devices into the commercial markets.
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.