You go in. You get the medication prescription, or the procedure your doctor
described. Everything is going well. Then, the FDA announces that they
are recalling the medication or the procedure. Oh no. What can you do?
Well, everyone has heard of the various litigation suits that are going
on with various pharmaceutical companies. Some of these medication suits
include the litigation against Risperdal. Accutane, Zoloft and Zofran.
As for litigation against procedures, they include the Power Morcellator,
vaginal mesh, and the Depuy hip replacement lawsuit.
When a product is recalled by the FDA, there is usually something that
has slipped through the testing nets. Medicinal products are vetted heavily
by the FDA. They must go through rounds of testing in the lab, testing
on animals (though that is beginning to be heavily looked down upon),
and blind clinical test trials to gather evidence of what side effects
the medicine has. Money can be handed out in exchange for longer trial
runs, funding, or even to make sure that there are people to trial the
medicine. For procedures, the vetting process is different, but still
Common manufacturers that you may hear about in the news include:
- Pfizer Company
- AbbVie & Abbot
- Boston Scientific
- C.R. Bard
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Merck & Co.
- Bayer Healthcare
- Endo International
- Johnson & Johnson
- Cook Medical Company
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals
- GlaxoSmithKline Company
- Stryker Corp.
- Daiichi Sankyo
There are also plenty of different FDA recalls to look into. They include:
- Biomet Hip Replacement
- Depuy Hip Replacement
When a lawsuit like those above - and the countless others that have been
started - is initiated, the company will often begin looking for ways
to extract information from the injured party that will help reduce the
amount of money the company will have to pay out. If the company is successful,
the settlement offered to the injured party is not truly reflective of
the entirety of the damage.
This is where it is imperative that anyone involved in a personal injury
case gets help. If they take the lower settlement, it is possible that
the ability to get more money for further medical treatments is lost.
After all, insurance companies are profit-oriented, just like any other
business out there. The less money they pay out per claim, the more money
their shareholders get. This simple logic drives some companies harder
than others, but to some degree, every company tries to lower the claims
they pay out.
You have the right to fight for a realistic settlement. There are thousands
of political reasons a drug or device is accepted by the FDA before the
true side effects are known. Women are constantly left berated and under
informed about what the drug can do to them. Men are often more informed
because the clinical trials are skewed to look more at men than women
- even when women are present in those trials.
Manufacturers are partly to blame for this. That's where
the Doan Law Firm comes in. We will sue the manufacturers. As a whole, drug manufacturing
companies are genuinely interested in the health of their customers. However,
due to a lack of oversight from the federal government, these companies
have learned that they can get away with knowing the harmful side effects
- even if they are simply conjectures at that point - and never letting
the cat out of the bag unless it gets out itself. We are here to make
the drug manufacturers pay for the mistake of internalizing that behavior
much too quickly.
Call us anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, your call will always be answered.
When it comes to your safety, you shouldn't know after the fact that
you have been exposed to a dangerous drug or product that the FDA and
drug manufacturers let onto the market. Everyone deserves good quality
healthcare, and it should not be compromised for any reason.