Goldberg & Osborne: Expertise in Helping Victims Injured by Dangerous Drugs and Unsafe Medical Devices
Every day, millions of Americans take prescription or over-the-counter medications, or supplements. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for regulating prescription medication and also monitors the potential effects of over-the-counter supplements.
Despite the FDA’s best efforts to regulate the safety of the different foods and medicines that people consume every day, there is still a risk that unsafe drugs will find their way into market.
Unsafe drugs can be found in both prescription and over-the-counter products that consumers use to improve or maintain their health. Thousands have been seriously injured or killed by dangerous drugs and other products, despite FDA regulation.
The injuries caused by exposure to these dangerous drugs or over-the-counter supplements can be permanent and life-threatening. These injuries may include:
- Birth Injuries
- Organ Damage (Heart, Liver, or Kidney Failure)
- Brain and Nervous System Damage
- Common Forms of Cancer
For example, Seroquel, a drug used to treat mental health conditions, can cause diabetes, birth injuries, and suicidal impulses.. Ephedra, a nutritional supplement used in for energy and weight loss, was linked to heart attacks and strokes. Accutane has been found to be linked to gastrointestinal problems..
Likewise, similar problems, side effects, and complications have been linked to various medical devices. Patients place trust and confidence in the idea that a medical implant will help them without causing further debilitation.
The failure of a medical device or implant, much like a dangerous drug or supplement, can lead to serious injuries or complications that can sometimes become fatal. Further surgeries may be needed to replace the faulty device or implant, and repair the damage it caused. Federal standards are enacted to regulate the quality and safety of the components of medical implants, but design flaws or lack of quality control can compromise the safety of these devices.
Some of the more common examples of medical devices and implants that have been found to cause adverse side effects and complications are:
- Breast Implants
- Hip replacement devices
- Heart and heart valve replacement components
- Knee replacement devices
A focused law firm with years of experience helping injury victims and a proven track record can help you. Goldberg & Osborne have been helping victims of dangerous drugs and unsafe medical devices for over 20 years. We have helped our clients recover more than $2 billion in compensation.
If you or a loved one feels they nay have been injured by a dangerous drug, over-the-counter supplement, or medical implant, call Goldberg and Osborne now.
You may have a dangerous drug or unsafe medical device claim, and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our injury attorneys will evaluate your case for free. We only collect a fee after we win your case. Call 1-800-THE-EAGLE now or fill out the form below.