New York Medical Devices and Dangerous Drug Attorneys
Our practice now includes defective medical devices and appliances and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Initially, we are focusing on the following products:
- “Metal on Metal” Hip Replacements including those made by
- DePuy ASR Hip Replacement
- Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup
- DePuy Pinnacle
- Wright Conserve
- Transvaginal Mesh Devices
- Actos – a diabetes drug linked to bladder cancer
Most injury cases involving defective medical devices and drugs are handled as mass torts. This means that the individual client’s case may be part of a coordinated effort by other plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Our client’s case may be handled jointly with other, similar cases around the country. Often, cases from all around America will be consolidated for either joint trial or discovery in a single federal or state court outside of New York.
This is beneficial because “in unity there is strength.” Through the coordinated efforts of various attorneys across the country, our injured clients can obtain a recovery. In contrast, the chances for success are low if each client goes “one-on-one” against a pharmaceutical giant.
Imagine a mass tort as many Davids (the injured clients) align against one Goliath (the manufacturer). Together, the Davids can coordinate and combine their strength against their single target.
Often, medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs are rushed to market without adequate testing. In many cases, the clients’ physicians are not at fault, as they rely upon approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The physicians often follow product instructions and warnings to the letter.
Generally, the fault will be against the manufacturer and not against the physician. Unfortunately, the dangers of a product may not be discovered until many years later. At that point, the FDA may issue a warning or other advisory, but for those people injured, the only recourse may be the courts.
In a dangerous medical device or drug case we carefully review each client’s medical records to make sure that the client’s case can be proved.
As with any case, early investigation and consultation with an attorney is necessary. If you suspect that you have been injured due to a either a dangerous medical appliance or drug, contact us immediately for a free consultation.