Dangerous Drugs & Defective Medical Devices

We as a society rely on the medical profession to do no harm. Unfortunately, many drugs and medical devices go to market without adequate testing for side effects or long-term wear. When your life or the life of a loved one has been impacted by a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical product, an experienced lawyer can help.

At the Apffel Law Firm based in League City, Texas, our firm is committed to helping clients with even the most complex and intricate personal injury cases. We firmly believe in the rights of injured clients and fight for them at every stage of the case.

When A Prescription Medication Causes Serious Harm

When a drug causes side effects that drastically and negatively alter a patient's life, it is important that the responsible party be held liable. We handle dangerous and defective drug cases related to all types of prescription drugs. Here a few categories:

  • Birth control prescriptions Yaz and Yazmin
  • Acne medication Accutane
  • Type 2 diabetes treatments Avandia and Actos
  • Arthritis medications Celebrex and Fosamax

A number of prescription drugs have been found to cause heart attacks or strokes. These serious complications can leave victims with permanent injuries. Some other serious injuries associated with prescription medications are cancer, brain damage, liver failure, breathing difficulties, seizures, blackouts and mood/emotional disturbances.

Defective Medical Devices Whether Subject To Recall Or Not

Just because a drug or device has been discovered to have dangerous side effects, it does not mean that there will be an official recall issued for the medication or device. Here are a few examples:

  • Mirena IUD
  • DePuy hip implants
  • Transvaginal mesh
  • Knee replacements
  • Pain pumps and other implantable pumps

Whether there has been a formal recall or not, you may have grounds upon which to take action. If there is a recall, even if it is voluntary by the manufacturer, our firm can assist you in understanding what your rights are under the terms of the drug or device recall.

Recovery Following A Death

A dangerous drug or faulty medical device can prove fatal in the most tragic cases. If a death was due to the drug or devices itself or the side effects, a manufacturer, prescribing doctor or another party may be liable for the death. Our firm can evaluate the situation and determine if it may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members.

To schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Trey Apffel, call 281-724-4701 or send us message. Evening, weekend and off-site appointments are available at your request.