Lawsuits Filed against Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers
Recent years have seen thousands of lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies concerning their dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.
These companies are accused of falsifying information and exaggerating the benefits of their products. Many allowed products to go to market knowing they would put consumers at risk. Many of these products were later recalled, but not until millions had been injured – or worse.
FDA Regulations Fail to Prevent Problems
Companies are required to test their products and undergo an FDA approval process before their products can be sold to consumers.
Unfortunately, the program has loopholes, and drug and medical device manufacturers are able to sell unsafe and untested products to consumers.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a defective drug or medical device, you might be eligible for financial compensation. Contact us for a free legal consultation.
There are numerous lawsuits underway and consumers and their families have already received compensation for their pain and suffering.
Class Action Lawsuits and Multidistrict Litigation
The majority of these consumer safety lawsuits fall into one of two categories: class action or multidistrict litigation.
The former is a single lawsuit filed by group of people injured by a product against the maker of the product. The latter are separate but similar lawsuits combined in one court, creating more efficiency and allowing victims to gain access to financial compensation as soon as possible.
Either can help you get the compensation you deserve if you are injured by a drug or medical device.
It’s possible for victims of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices to be awarded millions of dollars in compensation by a jury or to settle for millions of dollars.
Doctors and Hospitals are Responsible for Your Safety
There are also cases where victims can seek compensation from other people involved in their use of the drug. If a doctor or hospital exposes you to a drug or device that injures you or makes you ill, that party can also be held responsible.
If you would like more information or you believe you might have a case against a pharmaceutical company, we can help. Seeger Weiss is investigating a variety of medical devices and drugs that have injured users or caused illness.
Contact us for more details.