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Defective Drug Lawsuit

Defective drugs cause Injury, Serious Harm, or Death

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective drug or medical device, you are legally entitled to compensation. Pharmaceutical companies that release drugs to the public without proper safety testing put millions of people at unnecessary risk to their health. For example, Merck, the makers of Vioxx, were forced to recall the drug when it caused increased risk of heart attack and blood clots. Guidant, the makers of a faulty defibrillator, was forced to recall its product when seven people lost their lives due to defective wiring. Untested drugs can be defective and can cause dangerous injuries including stroke, depression (possibly leading to suicide), high blood pressure, and gastrointestinal issues.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) imposes strict requirements for the manufacture and release of prescription drugs and medical devices, but these rules are not always followed. Failure to follow these carefully imposed guidelines can cause serious side effects and other catastrophic injuries. In some cases, the FDA depends upon manufacturers to provide evidence of product safety. Sometimes, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers place profits over the safety of their consumers and release their products to market without comprehensive testing.

The list of defective drugs is extensive. Some drugs included are:

  • Acetaminophen
  •  Actos
  • Mirena IUD
  • Pradaxa
  • Xarelto
  • Chantix
  • Crestor
  • Lipitor
  • Ortho Evra
  • ReNu
  • Zicam
  • Fosamax
  • Celebrex
  • Vioxx
  • Hydroxycut
  • Raptiva
  • Reglan

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How to Get Help?

For the best representation of your rights, it is important to contact a lawyer and make a solid legal plea of action to protect your rights. The Law Office of Miguel Palmeiro, LLC is staffed with knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who can explain your legal rights and create a legal plan to get you the financial restitution you deserve. We consult with a network of medical experts to help establish fault and demand compensation, which is vital in these complex cases. Remember, some cases involving faulty drugs may be subject to a statue of limitations, shortening the time in which you may file your claim. Don’t miss out on the chance to assert your rights; make sure to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to find out how you can protect yourself. Call the Law Office of Miguel Palmeiro, LLC at (301) 363-2191 to talk to an attorney about your case today.