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Oklahoma Defective Medical Devices and Dangerous Drug Lawyers

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When you are sick and require medication to improve your symptoms, or if there is a medical device that can help improve your quality of life, you might expect that these products are always safe and effective. In most cases they are, but there are drugs and medical that cause injury and harm instead of providing a cure. The skilled products liability lawyers at Cunningham & Mears are here to protect your right to recover fair compensation when your trust in a medical device or drug was shattered.

Dangerous drugs and product liability

The pharmaceutical industry makes a tremendous contribution to the health of our world. It has developed drugs that have eradicated diseases, extended lifespans and improved the quality of life for people suffering from conditions which previously had no treatment option. However, the global pharmaceutical market is massive, and corporate greed plays a vital role in the issue of dangerous drugs.

After spending millions to research and test a drug which is generating millions in profits, a drug manufacturer is often hesitant to take it off the market because a few people are reporting adverse side effects after taking it. Sometimes, it takes people dying and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s intervention before a drug company will remove a drug from the market.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers owe a duty of care to consumers to produce a product that is safe and effective when used as directed.  If you should sustain a serious injury after taking a drug, you may be able to take legal action against the drug maker.

Although it might seem obvious that the defective drug caused your injury, to prevail in a lawsuit, you, as the plaintiff, would have to prove that the drug was the direct cause of the injury. An experienced Oklahoma defective drug lawyer from the law firm of Cunningham & Mears can protect your right to recover compensation for your injuries from a dangerous drug.

Injuries from defective medical devices

There are many different adverse reactions to defective medical devices. The following are a few examples:

  • Failure or migration of an implanted device
  • Perforation of tissues and organs
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Rejection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Adhesions
  • Metalosis

Examples of dangerous drugs

The following are just a few of the dangerous drugs that have caused debilitating end even deadly side effects:

  • Abilify
  • Actos
  • Ambien
  • Benicar
  • Celebrex
  • Invokana
  • Lipitor
  • Plavix
  • Xarelto
  • Zostavax

Some products are not considered drugs per se, but fall into this category anyway. Contaminated vitamins, talc-based products, cosmetics and supplements all straddle the line between drug/non-drug.

Examples of defective medical devices

Here are some examples of defective medical devices that have been involved in voluntary recalls by the manufacturer, FDA recalls and some have prior and pending lawsuits against the manufacturer:

  • Metal-on-metal hip replacement
  • Trans-vaginal mesh implants
  • IVC filters
  • Knee replacements
  • Power morcellators
  • Defibrillator
  • Surgical blankets
  • Drug-coated stents
  • Bone graft implants
  • Shoulder pain pumps
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Hernia mesh
  • Dialysis machines
  • Other defective medical devices

How can an Oklahoma City dangerous drug lawyer help my case?

A dangerous drug products liability case is complicated. It is vital that you work with a legal team that knows how to try these complex cases and win compensation for their clients. It might seem intimidating to go up against a massive pharmaceutical company trying to get justice, but we are not easily swayed by the corporate legal teams from these giant corporations. We know the law, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to win on behalf of our clients.

We can help you because we have gained the skills and experience to represent defective medical device injury cases from helping other injured clients before you. We can recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and any other losses related to your injury. Our Oklahoma City dangerous drug lawyers are here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Schedule a consultation with a trusted defective medical device lawyer in Oklahoma City

At Cunningham & Mears, we are strong advocates for the rights of our clients who have sustained an injury from a defective medical device or after taking a dangerous drug. Our Oklahoma attorneys have the experience and skill to obtain compensation for you. You can learn more about our experience and services by contacting us or calling 405-212-9234 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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