Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
Most people do not know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not test the safety and effectiveness of drugs and medical devices. Instead, the FDA requires drug manufacturers and medical device manufacturers to use companies to conduct clinical trials in small groups of people. If results show that the product is safe and effective, the FDA will approve the drug or medical device for use. All too frequently, once the drug or device is being used throughout the population, the true risks of the drug or device become obvious.
Manufacturers of drugs and medical devices have strict requirements to report any signs of harm from their products to the FDA. All too often, manufacturers delay reporting problems because it will decrease the sales of their products. Once the FDA becomes aware of the increased risk of harm from a drug or medical device, it usually negotiates with the manufacturer to release an appropriate warning for future customers. Even then, manufacturers of dangerous drugs and medical devices frequently delay the process while millions more people are put in danger of injury without knowing the true risk of the product.
The lawyers at The Yost Legal Group have been involved in nationwide handling of defective pharmaceutical and medical device claims for over 20 years. We focus on a group of medical devices and drugs where we believe we can best help people recover compensation. We are actively involved in representing clients in defective drug and medical device litigation in the following areas:
- Hernia Mesh
- IVC Blood Clot Filters
- Januvia/ Janumet / Victoza
- Low Testosterone Therapy
- Mirena IUD
- Onglyza/ Kombiglyze
- Smith & Nephew Hip
- Stryker LFIT V40 Hip
Help is Available Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or died due to a defective drug or medical device, you may be entitled to compensation. The lawyers at The Yost Legal Group will work with you to explain what your legal options are during a confidential and free initial consultation. There is no fee or expense unless you recover. Call us today so we can help you get answers and begin investigating your claim.