Rock Hill Product Liability Attorneys Protecting Your Rights After a Dangerous Drug or Medical Device Harms You
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 product liability attorneys have been helping South Carolina patients for more than 20 years. Trust us to work to get the results you need.
Common dangerous drugs
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.
Medical devices that should not be used by doctors and hospitals
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:
- Transvaginal Mesh. Women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have used this device. Medical compilations include soft tissue erosion, organ perforation, infections, pelvic pain, nerve damage, vaginal scarring, and other problems that cannot be redone.
- DePuy Hip Implant. DePuy made metal-to-metal hip implants. Complications from this hip replacement surgery include the implant becoming loose, bone fractures, alignment issues, and metal poisoning called metallosis. The implants may need to be removed and replaced.
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck Stems. Stryker recalled two implants in 2012. Lawsuits are being brought because there were known hazards. The risks include corrosion, metal debris that can shed and dislodge in the body, metallosis, allergic reactions, and joint damage. Replacement surgery is often needed.
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. 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.
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.