Did Your Doctor Intentionally Recommend Or Prescribe Something Harmful?
Many types of defective consumer products hit shelves or retail outlets every year that cause significant injuries to consumers. However, medical devices or medical tools and prescription drugs are the products that often do the most damage. Here’s why.
Dangers Of Prescription Drugs
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, millions of Americans take at least one prescription drug every day, some even multiple times a day. Many take more than one.
Sadly, many of these drugs cause serious side effects. Xarelto, for instance, is often prescribed as a blood thinner for patients with a high risk of blood clotting, but has been known to cause internal bleeding.
The Hazards Of Drugs Taken Together
Many drugs, taken together, can also result in serious injury and even death. Taking an antibiotic called Bactrim with a drug called warfarin, a blood thinner, causes internal bleeding. The antibiotic Rocephin taken together with Prevacid, a heartburn medication, can increase the risk of a heart attack.
If you or a loved one has experienced injury from a dangerous prescription drug, you could have a cause of action against the doctor or medical staff who prescribed the medication.
Dangerous Medical Products And Devices: What You Should Know
Medical devices have also caused serious injury to patients, like DePuy hip devices.
DePuy hip devices were used to replace or resurface an individual’s hip. However, these devices have caused widespread injury and death in many patients. Broken bones, permanent nerve damage, heart problems, kidney damage and thyroid issues are among the long list of side effects patients have experienced.
Transvaginal mesh implant is another medical device that has also resulted in serious injury to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. Designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence, patients across the country have suffered from significant pain, severe infections, bleeding and erosion of soft tissue near the implant area.
Legal Help For Injured Parties
Whether you have been injured from taking Xarelto or any other drug, or have suffered injury due to any type of medical device, we invite you to reach out to our team of attorneys at Janicek Law to find out potential legal options.
Experienced Handling Serious Cases, Class Action Lawsuits
With extensive litigation experience and through practicing law for two decades, we have helped individuals all throughout San Antonio and the state of Texas recover damages from medical device and prescription drug injuries.
We’ve been a part of class action lawsuits against manufacturers of artificial hip systems and transvaginal mesh implants — going toe-to-toe against large companies and insurance companies with significant resources.
There is no case too big for our team. We can help you recover for injuries due to:
- DePuy hip
- Stryker hip
- FISH visceral retainer
Aggressive Experts To Help Get The Justice You Deserve
If you’ve been injured by any type of prescription drug or medical device or instrument, we can help you obtain compensation to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering associated with your injuries.