These days, more and more prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, supplements, and medical devices are being fast-tracked through the development, approval, and manufacturing process. And consumers are getting hurt as a result. Unsafe drugs cause serious side effects to consumers, and defective medical devices result in significant injuries to patients.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago product liability attorneys have considerable experience representing clients who have been the victim of medical malpractice or defective drugs and medical devices. We are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the maximum recovery possible, and strive to make the marketplace safer for future consumers.
Unsafe pharmaceuticals and defective medical device claims often give rise to actions involving multiple defendants and complex legal claims. We recently obtained an $11.4 million verdict in a wrongful death case, in which the victim suffered an injury to his cervical cord during surgery. The lawsuit named both the hospital and the medical device manufacturer as defendants and included medical malpractice, product liability, and spoliation claims. Likewise, in a pharmaceutical negligence case, we not only obtained $3.7 million for the victim’s family in a wrongful death action, but we also made sure that the hospital discontinued the use of the dangerous medication.
Like all manufacturers, medical device engineers and manufacturers have an obligation to provide safe medical devices to the public. If a medical device is found to be dangerous or defective, the manufacturer has an obligation to remove the unsafe product from the market and correct any safety issues. The failure to do so could result in product liability.
Certain medical devices have been known to be more likely to cause bodily injury or death, including:
There are a variety of factors that can contribute to the entry of unsafe drugs and defective medical devices into the marketplace, including:
of possible side effects and potential drug interactions
The Chicago medical product liability attorneys at Cogan & Power are dedicated to protecting consumers from unsafe products, including unsafe pharmaceuticals and dangerous medical devices. If you or a family member has been injured, or a loved one has died, as a result of an unsafe drug or a defective medical device, please contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible product liability lawsuit. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.