Alabama Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
Any ordinary person would assume a drug prescribed by their doctor will help them recover from being sick or will help treat their medical condition. However, an overwhelming number of drugs and medical devices are making International news headlines because the dangerous side effects that are causing more harm than they attempt to solve.
Once a manufacturer develops a new drug, it then undergoes testing to ensure it will not cause any dangerous side effects. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is unlikely to approve drugs with frequent known side effects, drugs with some dangerous side effects may still be approved.
A stamp of approval from the FDA does not mean the drug is safe. A drugs’ or devices’ dangerous side effects may not become widely known until it is distributed into the market.
A drug manufacturer may initiate a voluntary recall if it is found that the drug is too dangerous for those people who were prescribed the medication. However, there are circumstances were a manufacturer chooses not to recall a dangerous drug or defective medical device enabling a drug or medical device to continue to cause harm.
Prescription drugs and medical devices could have devastating and life-threatening side effects. Listed below are some of the common ones our Birmingham Product Liability attorneys see:
- Psychological Problems
- Kidney Failure
- Birth Defects
- Heart Attack
- Cardiovascular Issues
- Stevens Johnson Syndrome
Here is a list of some of the drugs and medical devices on the market in Alabama that are causing problems and are known to have dangerous side effects:
Medtronic INFUSE® Bone Graft Implant
Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Depuy Hip Replacement
Bladder Mesh Failure
Low Testosterone Supplements (Low-T Therapy)