Pennsylvania Defective Drug & Medical Device Lawyers
Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Won for Injured Victims & Their Loved Ones
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the United States is the largest medical device market in the world. By 2023, sales on medical devices are expected to grow to $28 billion. At the same time, 4.7 billion prescriptions are written in the U.S. every year.
Unfortunately, these drugs and devices are not always safe for the public. Since the pharmaceutical industry has demonstrated that it is more interested in turning a profit than helping people, as shown through countless examples including the current opioid crisis, hundreds of people are injured each year because of these unsafe products. If an individual receives an injury due to a malfunctioning or defective medical device or pharmaceutical drug, he or she may be eligible for compensation.
At Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC, our Pennsylvania defective drug and medical device lawyers have been helping victims throughout Pennsylvania with their lawsuits against Big Pharma since 2000. We are ready to stand up for our clients’ rights, both in and out of the courtroom, and fight tirelessly in our efforts to make sure they receive compensation for their injuries.
Defective Drug & Medical Device Statistics
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an estimated 7,000 deaths occur each year because of adverse drug reactions. Additionally, approximately 6.7 percent of hospitalized patients have a severe drug reaction, with a fatality rate of 0.32 percent.
The dangers of medical devices are just as severe. According to a report by the Associated Press (AP), there have been approximately 1.7 million injuries and nearly 83,000 deaths reported to the FDA between 2008 and 2018.
Examples of Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
A few examples of drug and medical device injury claims we are currently pursuing include:
- Hernia Mesh Implants: The FDA reports that more than 1 million hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year. Although it is meant to strengthen weakened tissue, this device may be rejected by the body. If it's rejected, it can break off, damaging other organs and tissue in the patient's abdomen or groin.
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Implants: Although hip replacements can lead to less pain and better mobility, using metal hip replacement implants can lead to complications down the road. One such complication is metallosis, a type of poisoning caused by metallic debris from the implant. The debris increases the levels of metal in your system, causing severe complications.
- Gynecological Mesh Implants: Transvaginal mesh implants are meant to strengthen and repair the pelvic muscles. However, a recent 60 Minutes report showed the plastic used in some of the gynecological meshes is unsafe to use in the human body.
- Onglyza Drugs: Onglyza (saxagliptin) regulates the levels of insulin in your body after a meal and has been used as part of a treatment program for Type 2 diabetes. However, a post-marketing study has found that out of randomly chosen patients, 27 percent of those taking the medication were more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure.
At Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC, we’ve been handling drug and medical device injury claims for more than 20 years. We know the resources needed to support your case in the courtroom and will fight for your rights at every step of your lawsuit.
Contact Our Drug & Medical Device Injury Lawyers in Pennsylvania
If you believe that you’ve suffered as a result of a defective medical device or drug, it is crucial that you reach out to a lawyer who can help you file a claim as soon as possible. The sooner you contact one of our experienced Pennsylvania defective medical device and drug lawyers, the sooner we can begin collecting supporting evidence, evaluating the extent of your injuries, and building your case.
Remember, when it comes to your personal injury claim, choosing a team with the right experience and a history of success matters. At Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC, we have recovered more than $110 million for injured Pennsylvanians; find out how we can help you with your case.
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