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Dangerous Drugs and Devices
In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the government entity that is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through regulating and supervising food safety, dietary supplements, vaccines, medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs among other products.
The FDA works with industry and state partners to issue press releases and other public notices about recalls that have the potential to present a serious risk to the consumers who use a product. The FDA also helps consumers identify recalled products, it accomplishes this by maintaining a consumer friendly website, and by issuing recalls and warning letters, market withdrawals and safety alerts.
Medicines certainly have their time and place, they can treat infection, cure diseases, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, control insulin, treat pain, and otherwise save lives. Medications in general, even FDA approved medications are not without side effects and risks. Unfortunately, there are a percentage of medications that are rushed through the FDA fast-track process only to be removed from the market after the drug causes severe injuries to consumers.
Recalls are actions taken by a manufacturer to remove a dangerous drug from the market. Such recalls may be conducted by the manufacturer's own initiative, by the FDA's request, or by an FDA order under statutory authority. FDA recalls are classified as Class I, II, and III, with most recalls being Class I, which means there is a reasonable chance that use of the drug or exposure to the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
Defective Medical Devices
The FDA also regulates medical devices, the FDA closely monitors reports of adverse events and other problems associated with medical devices. When the FDA receives a stream of adverse reports about a dangerous medical device, the agency will alert healthcare professionals and the general public as needed to ensure the proper use of medical devices and to protect the health and safety of patients.
When a medical device violates FDA law, a recall will be issued as a remedial action. Recalls are initiated when a device is found to be defective, or when it could pose a risk to health, or when it is defective and poses a risk to health. Different types of actions are taken when a device is recalled, a device may be repaired, or the settings may be adjusted, it may be re-labeled, patients may be monitored for health issues or the device may be destroyed. A recall is either a correction or a removal, meaning the problem is either addressed in the place where it was used or sold, or it is addressed by removing it from where it is used or sold.
At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover we are investigating claims where clients report having suffered undue harm or injury as a result of taking a dangerous drug or by using a dangerous medical device. In recent years there have been numerous lawsuits filed against manufacturers of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices; some of the recent lawsuits filed nationwide for such dangerous drugs and devices include the following products:
- Transvaginal Mesh
- DePuy Hip Replacements
- Yasmin/Yaz Birth Control
- Topomax Birth Defects
- Zoloft Birth Defects
- Darvocet & Darvon
Contact a Plantation Product Liability Lawyer
All too often manufacturers release dangerous drugs and medical devices on the consumer market without having enough knowledge and research to prove the safety and efficacy of their product, and these companies due this at the expense of the public's health and at an annual profit of billions of dollars. If you or someone you love has suffered undue harm and injury, or if someone you love lost their life due to a dangerous drug or medical device, we urge you to contact a Plantation personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover right away. The public has every right to pursue compensation when their health, safety and wellbeing have been compromised as a result of negligent conduct on behalf of a manufacturer, and we are here to help you file a justifiable claim for damages in such a case. Please
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