Pharmaceutical Liability & Medical Device Lawyers
Millions of Americans depend on pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices to improve the health and quality of their life. Every year, new drugs come to market. Unfortunately, medications may have side effects. In fact, each year over 250,000 side effects related to prescription drugs are reported. While not all of those reports signal a serious problem, adverse event reports may reveal that a drug is capable of causing serious injury or even death, sometimes in many people. When side effects show that a prescription drug may be more harmful than beneficial, the FDA can step in and take that drug off the market. However, drugs may be removed from the market only after they have already caused serious health problems or even death. Sometimes the drug is not removed from the market, but warnings on its use may be required. In some cases the warnings or precautions given by a drug manufacturer are inadequate.
The Law Offices of Peter Angelos has committed substantial resources to the pursuit of justice for individuals who have been harmed by defective drugs and medical devices. We have successfully represented hundreds of persons injured by the popular diet medications known as Fen-Phen and Redux. We have resolved the claims for damages by people who were seriously injured from the use of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug Baycol and also the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Vioxx. We are now investigating claims for people who were seriously injured as a result of use of a variety of prescription medications. When a prospective client contacts us regarding injuries potentially caused by a defective medical device or a dangerous side effect of a medication, we conduct a full investigation to determine whether there is any liability on the part of any health care provider or manufacturer.We handle claims or potential claims for serious injury and death caused by a number of different drugs and medical devices.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious consequence after using a drug or after implantation of a medical device, you may call upon the Pharmaceutical Liability Department at 410-649-2000, or call our toll-free line, for a no charge consultation.
In the past few years, several popular drugs have been removed from the market after they were associated with numerous deaths or severe injuries. You may have heard of these medications, which include the popular diet drugs known as Fen-Phen (Phentermine, Pondimin (fenfluramine)) and Redux (dexfenfluramine), the heartburn medicine Propulsid, the diabetes drug Rezulin, the irritable bowel syndrome medication Lotronex and the painkiller Duract, among others.
While millions of consumer legal claims have been presented against the manufacturers of unsafe drugs for causing injuries or deaths, many other claims are never presented because problems with medication are not identified by doctors or patients. It is important to remember that all states have mandatory time limits in which people can file claims against manufacturers of harmful drugs or defective medical devices. Sometimes, claims are denied because people wait too long to file for compensation for their injuries, illnesses and problems related to the unsafe drugs. Do not let it happen to you. If you or a loved one has been hurt by an unsafe drug or medication, talk to us.
Given our experience in pharmaceutical liability cases, we investigate a wide variety of drugs at any given time-far more than we have listed here. If you have had a problem with a medication and it is not listed here, please call us. We can help you understand your legal rights and your options.
When a medical device that has been designed to save lives or to simplify surgery does not work as promised, the effects can be devastating-and far reaching. That is why the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos is involved with medical device litigation. We cannot undo the damage, but we can help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering as well as for your economic losses, past, present and future.
If any medical device has harmed you or a loved one, do not hesitate to talk to us. We will use our experience to help you explore and understand all of your legal rights.