Denver Defective Drug and Medical Device Attorneys
We expect all the products we use to function properly, but none are more important than medical devices and drugs. When a patient is harmed by a dangerous device or drug, the manufacturers will probably be to blame.
If something went wrong with your medical treatment, all of your focus should be on resting and recovering. An experienced attorney can take the legal burden off your shoulders, so you don't have to worry about deadlines, filing paperwork, or arguing with a powerful insurance company to get the compensation you need to heal. At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our Denver product liability attorneys take care of that so you don’t have to. Call us today at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906 for a no-cost consultation.
When a medical device does not work correctly, doctors and nurses are often left scrambling and the results can be catastrophic, even fatal. Manufacturers of medical devices have to ensure thorough testing and quality control for what they make, otherwise they put patients in danger - and can be held liable in court.
Some medical devices that are often faulty or defective include:
- Resuscitation equipment
- Crutches, walking frames, and canes
The production and sale of medications, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, is a multi-billion dollar industry. When pharmaceutical companies perform clinical trials and receive FDA approval, they can develop remarkable drugs that greatly improve the lives of millions of people.
However, these companies sometimes cut corners in order to maximize profits, and when that happens patients can be seriously harmed or killed by adverse drug events. We often see claims arise over adverse events associated with these types of drugs:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Blood Thinners
- Birth Control
- Sleep Aids
If you believe your injury or medical condition arose because of a faulty drug or device, we want to talk to you.
Often, people suffer catastrophic injury through no fault of their own. When that’s the case, we at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., do not believe they should be stuck paying for those injuries.
Manufacturers have a duty to make products that work in the way they are intended. When these products fail or cause adverse reactions, the manufacturer – who often rushed the design or production process – should be held accountable. Like any other civil lawsuit, a lawsuit over a defective drug or medical device comes down to establishing negligence and liability. Negligence means that the company did something that another reasonable company would not have done. Liability means that the company's act of negligence directly resulted in some harm to a consumer.
Suppose a drug manufacturer skips some clinical trials. They sell a drug, and it causes adverse reactions that would have been detected had they performed adequate trials. The company can then be held liable because their act of negligence caused patients harm.
Establishing negligence and liability is not simple, however. It often takes a great deal of research, testing, and expert testimony to demonstrate. At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys will go up against any pharmaceutical company or medical device manufacturer that caused harm to our clients. Call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906 to set up a no-cost consultation about your situation. We will let you know if you have a valid claim, and if so, we will handle your claim for no upfront cost, only taking our fee if we get you fair compensation. There are time limits in every state for filing a claim, so the sooner you speak to us, the better.
- How Does A Medical Device Wind Up In Your Body?
- Medical Devices - FDA
- Drugs - FDA
- Adverse Drug Events in Adults - CDC