Product Liablity Lawyers

Defective Medical Equipment & Dangerous Medications

The experienced product liability lawyers at Adler & Adler, P.C. represent individuals who have suffered serious injuries or illnesses because of dangerous prescription or over-the-counter medications, medical devices, or assistive medical equipment in matters

Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience representing clients in individual, class action, and multi-district product liability litigation suits against the companies that have produced, manufactured, or sold defective or dangerous medical products and pharmaceutical drugs.

Dangerous Prescription Medications & Over-the-Counter Drugs

Every day, prescription and OTC drugs and supplements are marketed to the general public as promoting health benefits and enriching lives. A number of these prove to be far from safe.

While the FDA requires that new pharmaceutical substances go through years of controlled testing before doctors may prescribe them, pharmaceutical manufacturers put significant pressure on the FDA to approve their products quickly through a process called "fast track," which is designed to reduce the time it takes to get FDA approval. History shows that "fast track" is often far too fast. The end result: Sometimes a drug intended to help may actually cause an injury or illness that is worse than the condition being treated.

If the manufacturer had reason to suspect that patients may experience negative side effects but did not disclosed them in the drug's literature, thousands or even millions of people may be harmed and may be entitled to financial compensation. A recent example of this type of product liability is the popular VIOXX arthritis medication, which caused cardiac problems in many patients.

Black box warnings and voluntary recalls do not exempt manufacturers from responsibility.

The FDA also regulates the environments in which pharmaceuticals are manufactured. Drugs that are normally safe can cause harm if they are contaminated by other substances during production. The drug Heparin headlined the news with cases of severe allergic reactions and death due to substituted ingredients during manufacturing.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a medication, OTC drug, or supplement, it is important that you contact attorneys who have experience in this area. Adler & Adler, P.C. successfully represents patients and their families against those responsible for manufacturing and selling defective, dangerous medicines, and supplements. We're here to help.

Defective or Dangerous Medical Devices or Equipment

As medical science advances, many health problems that were either disabling or fatal are now managed with the use of external equipment and prosthetics and/or internal devices, including implanted defibrillators, pumps, myocardial assist devices, replacement joints, and more. Each device must be designed and manufactured at the most detailed level and at the highest standards. All potential dangers and/or side effects must be fully disclosed. The same applies to many advanced instruments and machines used in healthcare settings. Should a medical device turn out to be defective, liability may fall on the company responsible for its design or manufacture.

Among the many medical devices that have caused complications, injuries, and/or illnesses in patients are:

  • Pain pumps
  • Hip & knee implants
  • Defibrillator leads
  • Zimmer hip & knee replacement implants

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due that may be due to defective medical equipment, please contact Adler & Adler, P.C. for a free initial consultation. We can review your situation and let you know if you have a case.

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Do not hesitate to Contact Adler & Adler, P.C. at (312) 443-1488 even if you are not sure that you have a case. Your initial consultation is FREE. You do not pay unless we collect compensation on your behalf.

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