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Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are highly motivated by profit. Devices and drugs can be rushed to the market without sufficient testing of possible side effects, long-term success, or even lethal consequences for certain patients. If you have been injured by a dangerous medication or defective medical device in Illinois, find an attorney who knows how to litigate technically complex claims against device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, to make sure you are paid what you deserve.

FDA Approval is not a guarantee of safety

While the FDA subjects drugs to months or years of scrutiny prior to approving them for public use, this does not always ensure that users may not be damaged by the drugs. Drug companies may conceal unfavorable results reached during the testing process, or fail to explore all possible side effects of the drug, in a rush to patent the drug and begin to make a profit. A number of drugs have recently been targeted as the source of harm to their users, including:

  • Xarelto
  • Fosamax
  • Byetta
  • Zofran
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz/Yasmin
  • Zoloft
  • Invokana

Devices can become sources of injury once inside the body

Defective devices intended to eliminate injuries may actually result in greater pain, and additional surgeries. When the materials used in devices implanted in the body do not age well, or when a device breaks in the body and causes injuries to other tissues and organs, you will require even more surgical attention, and still be left with the original condition untreated. Defective medical devices can include:

  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • DePuy Hip Implants
  • Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blankets
  • Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads
  • Infuse Bone Grafts

Get Help from Experienced Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one have been injured by a dangerous drug or a defective medical device, ensure that you are paid everything you are owed for your past and ongoing medical care, your pain and suffering, and emotional injuries. Contact the skilled injury attorneys at Johnson, Westra, Broecker, Whittaker & Newitt, P.C. at 630-665-9600.

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