Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
Tulsa Lawyers: Dangerous and Defective Drugs
Most people don’t think twice about purchasing over-the-counter or herbal remedies. When health care providers prescribe medications, patients assume that these medications have passed FDA approval. Consumers also assume that if they read and follow the instructions, they are protected.
Unfortunately, that is not always true. Too many patients suffer from serious injuries or die because pharmaceutical companies are in a hurry to get products approved. They place profits over people. This often leads to lawsuits over dangerous and defective drugs based on drug recall, product failure, long-term side effects, improperly prescribed medications or improperly filled prescriptions.
Why are dangerous and defective drugs so common today? Some of the key reasons are as follows:
Increased pressure for both profits and medical relief causes many drugs to be rushed to market
Long-term side effects are difficult to determine
The testing that is done on some prescription drugs is done by the same pharmaceutical companies that are under the gun to get those drugs to market
Mistakes can be made in the manufacturing process, which may result in tainted or defective drugs.
A Winning Track Record
Our attorneys have a winning track record of obtaining multi-million dollar results in cases in which dangerous or defective drugs cause serious injury or wrongful death. For example, we have obtained large settlements for clients who were prescribed Fen-Phen, Vioxx, L-tryptophan and countless other dangerous and defective prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies and herbal products.
Because of our quick action and negotiating skills, our cases often result in substantial awards for clients harmed by dangerous drugs or defective medical devices. Obviously, results in all cases depend on the facts of each case.
It is extremely unfortunate that someone has to die or suffer before a prescription drug is recalled. However, when such a catastrophic event occurs, we at the Laizure & Thetford Law Firm feel it is imperative to pursue these claims to make sure that others don’t suffer a similar fate from defective pharmaceutical products and herbal remedies. Contact our team of pharmaceutical lawyers if you think you or a loved one has suffered injury from a defective pharmaceutical product. It is important that you timely pursue your rights and put the drug companies on notice that their products are defective.
Please contact us if you have been hurt by any type of unsafe drugs or medical product, including:
- Breast implants
- Drug-Coated Stents
- Guidant and Medtronic defibrillators/pacemakers
- Implantable hip and knee replacements
- Lasik eye surgery
- Ortho Evra
From our office in Tulsa, we represent clients from throughout northeast Oklahoma in pharmaceutical liability claims.