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:
- Pain Pumps
EXAMPLES OF DEFECTIVE MEDICAL DEVICES INCLUDE:
- Artificial hips, knees and other joints
- Breast implants
- Composix Kugel Mesh Patch
- Defective leads
- Defective prosthesis devices
- 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
- Stryker Hip Implant
- DePuy Hip Replacement System