New York City Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney
Most of us rely on medications at some point in our lives, and many of us rely on medical devices. Modern pharmaceutical products allow us to live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. But, too many drugs and devices cause serious injuries or death. Drug and device makers can be held responsible for the harm caused by their defective products. The New York City pharmaceutical injury attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC are here to help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.
At Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC, we represent clients throughout New York and nationwide who have been harmed by defective drugs and dangerous medical devices. Please call us today for a free claim evaluation.
Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
Examples of defective drugs and medical devices include:
- Talcum powder
- Hernia mesh
- Transvaginal mesh
- IVC filters
- Stryker LFIT V40 hip implants
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
- Implanted defibrillators
- Power morcellators
If the medication or device that caused your injuries has been recalled, the recall can serve as evidence in your favor. However, a recall is not necessary for you to have a case and recover compensation. Recalls typically do not occur until there have been many cases of serious injury or death. And the recalls that do occur are usually for updates to the warning label, not removal from the market. Once a drug or device is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), withdrawal from the market is rare.
When the FDA approves a drug, it approves it for specific uses. Other uses are referred to as “off-label”. Doctors can prescribe drugs off-label if they feel it is in the best interest of their patients. Drug makers are not allowed to market their products off-label.
Failure to Warn
Failure to warn is the most common basis for pharmaceutical injury lawsuits. Drug and device makers have a legal duty to warn health care professionals and consumers of the risks associated with their products. Failure to do so is may result in a claim if that failure results in injury. In many cases the pharmaceutical companies know about the risk and fail to warn, often hiding the data, in order to sell more of their products.
If you have been harmed by a defective drug or medical device, the pharmaceutical injury attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC are here to fight for you. Please email or call us today at 888-LAW-2204 to schedule your free initial consultation. Our law firm has offices in New York and Florida and we represent clients harmed by defective drugs and medical devices nationwide.