Drug and Medical Device Defects

Chicago Lawyer for Drug and Medical Device Recall Lawsuits

At Klest Injury Law Firm in Chicago, Joseph Klest has over 30 years of experience assisting clients injured due to dangerous drugs (such as Bextra) or defective medical devices (such as Medtronic defibrillators, Guidant pacemakers, or LifeSite dialysis) throughout Illinois.

Defective and Dangerous Drug Recalls — Chicago, Illinois

Defective and dangerous drugs can cause serious injury, have debilitating side effects, and in extreme cases, cause death. Drug companies are obligated to inform you of these dangers, and to recall products either defectively made or with known problems.

If you have been taking a recalled drug and have suffered an adverse effect or believe you have been injured by a drug or medical device, you should contact your doctor and then contact an experienced Illinois drug recall injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for any necessary treatment and for any damage caused by the recalled or defective drug.

Often the manufacturers of drugs and medical devices can face liability with people who are injured by these products. Every year many drugs or medical devices are recalled because they are dangerous or defective or have side effects that were not adequately investigated prior to their release.

If you believe you have been injured by a drug or medical device, it is important to obtain the services of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Often, the first step is to investigate the files of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine whether the drug or medical device has been recalled due to defects or other similar injuries that it caused. Often, liability lies with the drug company when the drug company either downplays or fails to report statistical increases in side effects.

Recent drugs and medical devices that have resulted in significant cases against the manufacturers are:

  • Accutane
  • Baxter dialysis
  • Baycol
  • Bextra
  • Celebrex
  • Ephedra
  • Fen-Phen
  • Meridia
  • Ortho Evra
  • Paxil
  • Prempro
  • Propulsid
  • Rezulin
  • Sezserzone
  • Sulzer hip replacements
  • Vioxx and others

In addition, the FDA publishes a monthly list of recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts, which can be found at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html.

Medical Device Recalls

Medical devices are intended to prolong life, not shorten it. Medical device companies make millions of dollars on the products they manufacture. If you have been injured due to a defective medical device, you may be entitled to compensation.

If a known problem arises due to a defective medical device, the device is typically recalled by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, many people may be injured or killed before the recall is complete, or may not even be aware of a recall until after they have been injured. Some known medical devices that have been the subject of manufacturer recalls, include pacemakers (Guidant pacemaker and Medtronic pacemaker), defibrillators (Guidant defibrillator and Medtronic defibrillator), and dialysis machines (LifeSite dialysis machine).

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Call us toll free at 866-264-7639. Chicago, Illinois, defective medical device and drug recall attorney Joseph Klest can put over 30 years of legal experience to work for you. You can also reach us by e-mail, visit us at the offices located throughout Chicago, or fill out the intake form on the Contact Us page.

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