Defective Medical Devices and Drugs
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed due to defective medical devices and drug-related complications. While these innovative medical aids are meant to help people, faulty or dangerous products can result in wrongful death in patients and be life altering to their family and friends.
When products provided by a manufacturer or medical professional are harmful, victims may incur damages that are both financial and non-economical. Victims of defective medical devices and unsafe drugs have a right to compensation that will cover some of the losses they experience. Damages may include funeral and medical expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of companionship, and much more.
If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, trust our lawyers to represent you. Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP specializes in wrongful death cases related to these tragic accidents.
Medical devices should be tested rigorously and be proven effective before being approved by the FDA and marketed to consumers. Manufacturers and medical professionals sometimes ignore these protocols or warnings, causing harm.
Defects can occur if the product is manufactured incorrectly, or carries poor instructions and inadequate warnings. Defects occur in all types of medical devices, but most commonly with:
- Heart valves
- Non-sterile devices
- Breast implants
- Hip implants
- Pain and insulin pumps
Drugs are also regulated by the FDA. Their labeling for dosage, warnings, and side effects is strictly controlled. A defective drug is defined as a drug that has risks which outweigh the benefits. When pharmacists or doctors ignore these warnings and prescribe these medications, wrongful death can occur. Common medications which carry these harmful risks include:
- Acne medications
- Anti-seizure medications
- Migraine medications
- Birth control
Contact Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP
Losing a loved one is devastating, and no amount of money can bring them back, but compensation for your damages may at least partially compensate for the loss. Our legal team is dedicated to our clients and their cases.
As experts in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other personal injury areas, our lawyers have the skill and knowledge necessary to represent you. Contact Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP for more information about our services. Schedule your consultation today, call (404) 845-0012.