Bad Drugs and Medical Devices

Many people rely on pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices when they are ill, in pain or injured. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires an extensive process for introducing new products to the market, but this process does not fully prevent bad drugs and medical devices from being sold.


Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to perform detailed safety tests and to report accurate and honest information regarding products to the FDA, but when they fail to do so, serious injuries, debilitating disabilities and even wrongful death can occur.


Bad drugs and medical devices can appear in the market for a few different reasons. Pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies may sometimes rush products to the market before all safety standards have been verified because these markets have high profitability potential. Another pitfall is that even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires an extensive process for introducing new pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices to the market, some long-term effects may be difficult to determine at the time of the testing. By FDA standards, the term “safe” means the benefits of the drug or medical device outweigh the risks. By the time the bad drug or medical device is recalled, for many victims it is already too late.


Bad drug and medical device may lead to a claim against the manufacturer of the product. The experienced attorneys at The Gilliam Firm, PLLC can help you seek justice and recovery for your losses if you or a loved one has been seriously injured or if a loved one has died due to the use of bad drugs or medical devices. Please contact us for a free consultation on your product liability case.

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