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An increasing number of drugs and medical devices that were introduced in recent years have been recalled after reports of dangerous side effects. Consumers and their families have turned to experienced dangerous drug and defective medical device lawyers for legal assistance. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or a loved one died because of a dangerous drug or medical device, contact Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC today. Call 866-583-1885 for a free consultation.

We are familiar with the tactics used by big pharmaceutical and medical device companies and their insurance carriers to keep money out of the pockets of people injured after exposure to their products. If you have our firm on your side, you can rest assured we will take an aggressive stand against these corporations to fight for the full compensation you deserve.

What you should know about dangerous drugs

Just about everyone has to take a prescription or over-the-counter medication at some time. But many people aren't aware of the potentially deadly side effects of various drugs, from acetaminophen (Tylenol), which is linked to liver damage, to SSRI anti-depressants like Prozac which may lead to birth defects.

In some cases, people need to file product liability lawsuits because a drug might have been prescribed without proper warning or the wrong or improper dosage of a drug was prescribed. A pharmaceutical company might not have properly warned of the drug's side effects.

Many drugs have been the subject of recalls and lawsuits. The following is a short list of some of the dangerous drug cases we are equipped to handle:

  • Accutane
  • Adderall
  • Avandia
  • Bextra
  • Botox
  • Celebrex
  • Chantix
  • Cipro
  • Digitek
  • Fen-Phen
  • Fosamax
  • Gardasil
  • Heparin
  • Ketek
  • Levaquin
  • Neurontin
  • Ortho Evra
  • Paxil
  • Permax
  • ReNu
  • Seroquel
  • Trasylol
  • Tsabri
  • Viagra
  • Vioxx
  • Yaz / Yasmin
  • Zelnorm
  • Zyprexa

Serious side effects of defective drugs cover a wide range. Depending on the drug, the side effects may include:

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Birth defects
  • Cancer
  • Physical debilitation
  • Death

What you should know about defective medical devices

Manufacturers of medical devices sometimes offer promises about their products that don't live up to the reality. Makers of items such as hip implants or hernia patches may promise an improved quality of life for the patient. Unfortunately, their products sometimes can do the opposite. Patients have been harmed or even have died as a result of defective medical products that are on the market. Some products linked to serious side effects include the following:

  • Defective knee replacements
  • Metal-on-metal hip implants
  • Transvaginal mesh
  • Shoulder pain pumps
  • Hernia patches
  • Other medical devices and products

The FDA is in charge of protecting the public from defective or dangerous medical devices. Sometimes, however, the FDA puts a product on a "fast track" and approves it quickly (typically while under pressure from the manufacturer).

When drug and medical device companies are negligent, they must be held responsible for the harm they cause to consumers. These big companies may rush a new drug or medical device into the marketplace without adequately testing it and making sure it's safe for the public. It's alarming to find out that someone has been injured unnecessarily simply because a company put profits before safety. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration or a drug manufacturer may announce a drug or device recall after receiving reports of injuries or death.

Contact an experienced dangerous drug attorney

If you or a loved one was injured or a loved one died after exposure to a dangerous drug or medical device, you owe it to yourself and your family to take action now. Call Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC today at 866-583-1885 for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us only if a financial recovery is made in your case.