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Dangerous Drugs & Defective Medical Devices

Charlotte Dangerous Drug/Defective Medical Device Lawyers

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There is no doubt that medicines and medical devices play an important role in the treatment and prevention of disease and illness. Some drugs and devices, however, carry side effects and risks that outweigh their potential benefits and render them unsafe. Occasionally, risks and side effects are not disclosed by the manufacturer. Why would a pharmaceutical manufacturer do this?

The drug industry is big business with billions of dollars at stake. When many drug makers spend more money on marketing and advertising than they do on safety research, patients and consumers can pay the price. Medical device manufacturers have similar motives to get devices approved and to market, often before long-term risks and failure rates of their devices have been fully studied or, in the worst cases, overlooked or hidden.

If you or someone you love was harmed as a result of a defective drug or dangerous medical device, we can help. At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, our Charlotte defective drug/medical device attorneys have over 37 years of experience and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients in complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. We know what you are up against, and we know how to use our skill, resources, and legal acumen to your advantage.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation when you call (704) 859-2003 or reach us online via our free case evaluation form.

Litigation Involving Defective Drugs/Medical Devices

When pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices do not work as intended or are unreasonably unsafe for normal use, their manufacturers/distributors may be liable for any resulting injuries or deaths. Some drugs and medical devices have been the subject of mass tort litigation.

Examples include:

  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Birth control pills/devices
  • Testosterone replacement therapy drugs
  • Blood thinners
  • Hip replacements
  • Vaginal mesh
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants)
  • Hernia mesh

While this list outlines some of the more common types of defective drugs/medical devices, it is by no means exhaustive. Any type of drug or device can be defective or unreasonably dangerous, leading to immense pain and suffering, not to mention costly medical bills, lost income/wages, and disability.

Medication Errors

Medicines can also be unsafe if not dispensed properly by the pharmacy or if administered improperly by a nurse or another healthcare provider. Pharmacists have a duty to fill prescriptions accurately and to check to drug interactions with other medications. Nurses administering medication in a hospital, for example, have a responsibility (among others) to make sure it is the right patient, right medication, right dose, for the right reason, and that the patient shows the right response.

Experienced Product Liability Lawyers

At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, our team of product liability lawyers has extensive experience handling cases involving unsafe medications. Our firm also work closely with other firms in co-counsel arrangements on cases involving defective drugs and medical devices.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a dangerous drug or defective medication, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our defective drug/medical device attorneys in Charlotte.

Call (704) 859-2003 or contact us online.


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