Gravel & Shea Personal Injury

Defective Drugs & Medical Devices

Many Vermonters achieve a full and rich life despite potentially serious medical conditions through the assistance of a wide range of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Unfortunately, there are a growing number of pharmaceuticals and medical devices that do not function as intended because of serious design or manufacturing defects or because physicians and patients receive inadequate warnings or instructions regarding the safety and proper use of the drug or device.

Some people suffer serious side effects, adverse reactions or injuries from medications that were intended to help with medical conditions.

Some medical devices malfunction after being implanted in someone’s body, causing crippling pain, dangerous medical conditions and even death. These serious side effects often result from insufficient medical testing, using inexpensive or cheaply made parts or failing to immediately warn users when concerns about the safety of a drug or medical device arise.

HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF THE DRUGS THAT HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF LEGAL CLAIMS FOR ADVERSE REACTIONS:

  • Actos
  • Fosamax
  • Gardasil
  • Lipitor
  • Pain Pumps
  • Paxil
  • Risperdal
  • Xarelto
  • Yaz
  • Zofran

EXAMPLES OF DEFECTIVE MEDICAL DEVICES INCLUDE:

  • Artificial hips, knees and other joints
  • Breast implants
  • Composix Kugel Mesh Patch
  • Defective leads
  • Defective prosthesis devices
  • Defibrillators
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Heart stents
  • Heart valves
  • Hospital supplies
  • Implantable contraceptive and intrauterine devices
  • Infusion pumps
  • Medicine pumps
  • Metal bone screws, plates and rods
  • Organ transplants
  • Pacemakers
  • Stryker Hip Implant
  • DePuy Hip Replacement System

 


When you are injured by a defective medical device or pharmaceutical product, you are faced with the decision of whether or not to pursue a lawsuit. Our knowledgeable lawyers are here to help you make that decision and explain your choices to you.

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Contact us today at 802-658-0220 to learn about your legal rights.

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If someone else has caused you injury, or someone in your family has died and you believe that someone else may be at fault, we want to hear from you. There is no fee for us to review your case. We only receive a fee if you win.

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Gravel & Shea Personal Injury*** September 25, 2018

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