Myrtle Beach Lawyers For Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices

Drugs are supposed to help patients feel better, and there is a level of trust for the doctors who prescribe them and the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them. Unfortunately, profits are put ahead of the health of those who take these drugs. The tragic results are dangerous side effects that can harm and kill, and failure to recall defective or potentially dangerous drugs in a timely manner. Health care professionals may also advise you to take drugs you do not need or may overlook adverse side effects.

Prescription Errors

Pharmacists work under pressure to quickly fill as many prescriptions as possible. Unfortunately, this often results in prescription and medication errors. Improper dosing, dispensing the wrong medication or not identifying harmful drug interactions can lead to severe adverse reactions, organ damage, chronic pain, permanent disability or even death.

Defective Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with regulating the safety of medical products and devices. Manufacturers and providers of medical devices also have a responsibility to ensure that their products are effective and safe for human use. However, as indicated by a recurring surge in defective medical devices, consumers are being injured at an alarming rate. Most of these products can be beneficial and improve quality of life, but if poorly designed or improperly tested, they can do tremendous harm. Examples of such medical devices include:

  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Heart valves and pacemakers
  • Defibrillators
  • Kidney dialysis filters
  • Video bronchoscopes
  • Improperly sterilized gynecological devices

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If you or a loved one were left with a permanent disability or suffered injury, our lawyers can fight for you and get the monetary compensation you are entitled to under South Carolina law. Call 843-353-3449 or complete our contact form for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.