Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Philadelphia Dangerous Drug & Medical Device Attorneys

Representing Victims of Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

Drug makers and medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they sell are safe and reliable. Yet every year, manufacturers release products and drugs to the public that are not only harmful, but also downright dangerous.

As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have been harmed or suffered wrongful death due to dangerous prescription drugs, over-the-counter supplements, and medical devices.

Yet at the same time these same manufacturers continue to rake in billions in profits. When drug and medical device manufacturers continue to put profits before people, they can - and should - be held responsible.

Golomb Legal has successfully represented clients from across the country that have been the victims of dangerous prescription pharmaceuticals, harmful medical devices and store-bought remedies sold with deceptive marketing.

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Call (215) 278-4449 for a free case evaluation. We serve clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nationwide.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Dangerous Drug or Medical Device Lawsuit?

Time is of the essence in dangerous drug and medical device claims. Although a few states allow three years or more from the time of harm or discovery of harm to file a lawsuit, most states have a statute of limitations of only one to two years.

Many dangerous drug and medical device lawsuits stem from inadequate warnings or fraud in product sales and marketing materials.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our nationally renowned product liability attorneys are currently accepting cases related to:

Our team has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims of hazardous prescription medication and dangerous or ineffective supplements.

Who is at Fault in Dangerous Drug & Medical Device Cases?

Regardless of regulations and the safeguards of agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hundreds of dangerous prescription drugs, over-the-counter supplements and medical devices are sold to consumers each and every year.

Manufacturers often rush the testing of their devices, or push off-label uses of their devices to physicians and the public without adequate testing. When this occurs, catastrophic injuries and deaths occur.

Types of Defects

Makers of prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, and medical devices may be held responsible for the resulting harm of their products if those goods reached consumers with:

  • A design defect - A flaw in the intended design of the product
  • A manufacturing defect - A problem in the production process, such as the introduction of a hazardous substance
  • Deceptive marketing - Faulty instructions or exaggerated or otherwise erroneous information about the product and its promoted effects
  • Failure to warn - Lack of warning regarding potentially injurious or deadly side-effects

Known Device Defects Ignored for Profit

Sadly, there are often times when a company or manufacturer has specific knowledge of a device’s defect for years, but fails to take action to warn the public. Why? It’s simple-profit.

The top 11 major drug companies raked in $85 billion in profit in 2012 alone. Intuitive Surgical, one of the top medical device manufacturers, saw an annual profit of 30% last year, even though many of their devices have been under fire in recent years for defective designs.

When drug companies and medical device manufacturers know of defects, they have a responsibility to issue recalls, warn the public, warn physicians and medical personnel, and perform additional testing.

Yet many fail to do so, often turning a blind eye to these defects until they are the subject of numerous lawsuits and FDA investigations. Many of these products have gone on to injure thousands of patients and have been responsible for numerous deaths.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

If you or someone you love has suffered harm or medical complications due to a deceptively marketed drug, nutritional supplement, or medical device, you need a law firm on your side with the experience and resources necessary to take large pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers to trial.

These companies often have large legal teams on their side that are dedicated to protecting their bottom lines. As such, you need a law firm on your side who will fight aggressively for consumer rights and who has the resources to tackle even the most complex dangerous drug or defective medical device case.

Our experienced litigation lawyers believe in holding negligent pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies responsible for their actions and we fight aggressively for all our injured clients.

To learn more about your rights and legal options, call us at (215) 278-4449 or contact us online to get in touch with us today.

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