Some Medications and Medical Devices Come with Harmful Side Effects

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are part of a multi-billion dollar industry that nearly every American will have to buy into at some point in their life. Unfortunately, with so much money on the line, companies will sometimes release drugs or devices too quickly before they have been fully tested or without realizing how serious some of the side effects can be. They even escape effective regulation by the FDA—the agency we usually trust to screen things like this properly.

Sometimes people are lucky enough to not be affected negatively by these harmful drugs or dangerous products. Other people are not as lucky. If you are one of those people, you need Scott Monge, The Georgia Hammer of Monge & Associates to get you the compensation that you deserve for the losses you have suffered. Our firm has a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, your first consultation is completely free, and We Come to You, so give us a call at 1.800.676.4878.

Have You Suffered Injury or Illness Because of One of These Products?

Our personal injury law firm helps individuals from all over the country who have been hurt by a drug or device they trusted to improve their health. We frequently represent victims of:

Pradaxa. This medication is supposed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with certain heart conditions, but it has been known to cause severe internal bleeding.

Actos. Created to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, Actos has been linked to bladder cancer, heart failure, liver failure, macular edema, and bone fractures. Its generic form, pioglitazone, is sold as a single-ingredient product and is also sold in combination with metformin (Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR) and glimepiride (Duetact).

Accutane. This formerly popular drug for severe acne has been thought to cause birth defects and forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Fosamax. Fosamax was approved for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. However, instead of strengthening bones, it has been known to cause atypical femur fractures for no apparent reason.

Dilantin. Used as an anti-seizure medication, taking Dilantin can result in many different side effects, including more serious ones like Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis

Stryker hip implants. Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implant systems after they showed signs of corroding and fretting. Once inside the body, bits of metal debris came off of the implants in some patients and caused pain, premature failure, and even death.

DePuy implants. These hip implant devices caused individuals to experience pain and serious side effects like allergic reactions to metallic debris, pseudotumors, and cobalt or chromium poisoning. Because of this, DePuy recalled its ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System total hip replacement, but functionally similar devices remain on the market.

Transvaginal and vaginal mesh. Originally intended to help women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, transvaginal mesh has seemed to do more harm than good. One of the most common side effects is called erosion, which occurs when the rough edges of the synthetic mesh cut through the vaginal lining and organs.

Contact Our Experienced Dangerous Drug and Product Lawyers

Most medications and medical devices have side-effect warnings, but when those side effects extend far beyond what is acceptable, you need to contact an attorney who can represent you in front of the big drug companies. You do not deserve to suffer any more because of the pain they’ve caused you and we will fight to make sure your voice is heard.

Contact us at 1.800.676.4878 today for a free consultation, and We Come to You.