Rock Hill Defective Drugs & Devices Attorneys
Providing representation for patients and families in South Carolina
Drug companies and businesses that make medical devices make large profits on the products they design and manufacture. Patients have a right to expect that the drugs they ingest and the devices they use will, at a minimum, not make their conditions worse. Patients rely on the makers and sellers to create safe medicines and tools.
When drugs and devices are defective and cause harm, the manufacturers and business who make money off the products deserve to be held accountable. At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, our Rock Hill medical product liability attorneys have been helping South Carolina patients for more than 20 years. Trust us to work to get the results you need.
What types of dangerous drug cases do you handle?
Some of the drugs on the market which are known to cause medical problems, and which are often the subject of litigation include:
Our attorneys keep abreast of current developments in medical product liability law. This includes understanding which drugs are known to be dangerous and new medications that are causing patient injuries and deaths. Our Rock Hill dangerous drug lawyers work with professionals to help prove drugs are defective and that the faulty drugs caused our client’s physical and emotional problems.
What are some examples of known dangerous medical devices?
Many devices that are meant to help patients instead cause them pain and severe complications. In the best cases, a second surgery can correct the problem by removing the bad device and implanting the right one. In the worse cases, death occurs or the patient has to live with the consequences of the faulty product.
Known medical device failures include:
- 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 Rock Hill medical device injury lawyers work to show devices were defective before they were used on or in the patient. Many products are known to be defective because of a recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Other products have known defects because of prior litigation. Newer devices can give rise to mass tort class action lawsuits because the defective products are used on many patients. Our legal team understands how to prove a medical device was defective, and we are skilled at showing that the defects caused your physical trauma.
What kinds of damages can I recover in a medical product liability case?
Under South Carolina personal injury law, a person injured from a defective medical product or drug is eligible to recover current and future medical expenses, lost wages and future earning potential, and pain and suffering. In cases where the negligent party’s conduct has been particularly reckless, the court may also award punitive damages to deter future behavior and further punish the defendant.
If a patient dies as a result of the defective product, the family may also recover damages in the form of a wrongful death action.
Is there a time limit to file dangerous drug or medical device injury claim?
Yes, there is. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in South Carolina is three years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury. It’s crucial to contact an attorney as soon as you are aware of a recall or an injury, so we can begin an investigation as soon as possible.
Talk to a confident Rock Hill medical product liability lawyer today
Product liability cases are complex and require experienced attorneys who have the resources to fight companies that afford the best defense lawyers. At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC we have nearly 20 attorneys who are tough advocates for injured victims. We have the skills to conduct the discovery needed to prove fault. Please call us at 803-327-7800 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation at our Rock Hill, South Carolina office.