Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Florence, KY
Improving the quality of your life with a medical device or drug should never come with unknown consequences. However, too often, despite testing and approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), defective medical devices and bad drugs find their way into the market, jeopardizing the lives and health of countless people.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, or suffered fatal injuries, as a result of a defective medical device or bad drug, it is critical that you speak with an experienced Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer who can protect your rights and help to ensure you are compensated for your loss.
Defective Medical Devices
Each year, millions of people are outfitted with medical devices that are designed to improve any number of conditions, including ongoing pain, mobility, and overall improvement of their well-being. However, when a medical device with a faulty design is used, the very problem it was designed to treat can actually be made worse, leading to severe consequences.
Many people assume that approval from the FDA means that the device is ultimately safe, and while this is true in many instances, it does not guarantee there will not be an eventual problem. When an FDA-approved medical device causes injuries or death, it is the device’s manufacturer that maintains ultimate responsibility.
Defective medical devices can lead to any number of complications, including:
- Need for revision surgery.
- Worsening of a medical condition the device was meant to treat.
- Permanent impairment.
- Serious illness.
- Loss of life.
No matter the size of your injury, or type of complications you are experiencing, you should immediately report any instances of discomfort or unusual reactions to your doctor. Afterward, it is advised that you contact an experienced defective medical device lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
Types of Defective Medical Devices
There are a large number of medical devices that have proved to cause serious injury in people, and it is always recommended that you discuss with your doctor the risks involved in any surgery or procedure, as well as the history and safety record of the medical device.
Some of the defective devices we have investigated, include:
- Transvaginal & Surgical Mesh
- Medtronic Pacemakers
- DePuy Hip Implants
- Pain Pumps
- Defective Ventilators
- Defective Defibrillators
If you do not see your medical device listed above, we can still help you to determine what legal rights to compensation you may have against the manufacturer, as well as protect your potential claim so that it does not expire.
Defective Drugs & Medication
The pharmaceutical industry is subject to intense scrutiny from the FDA as well as consumer groups that demand safe drugs and medication. Despite these efforts, big drug companies have been caught concealing known dangers so that they can rush their drug to market and ultimately make billions of dollars at the expense of the public’s safety.
While many of the drugs and medication we take to improve conditions are ultimately safe, there remain several known and unknown that have caused serious injury, illness, and death, due to a pharmaceutical company’s negligence.
Some of the defective drugs we have investigated, include:
This is not an exhaustive list of drugs for which we represent injured clients, and if you do not see the name of the drug that has caused your injury, we still recommend that you first contact your doctor to report any side-effects, and then speak with an experienced defective drug lawyer at Dallas & Turner to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We understand the frustration our clients face when they are further injured by a medical device or drug that was supposed to improve their health.
If you believe that your illness or injury was caused by a defective medical device or bad drug, it is possible that you are entitled to compensation from a large device and/or drug manufacturer. However, you should never attempt this fight alone.
To ensure your rights are protected, you can speak with our medical malpractice lawyers by calling 859-630-0666, or you can write to us with the details of your potential case by using our free contact form.
We look forward to helping you.