Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers sometimes sacrifice consumer safety for short-term profits. The result is that many innocent consumers suffer injuries or health complications before the public is fully aware of a given drug’s or medical product’s risks.

If you or a loved one suffered harm due to a dangerous pharmaceutical or defective medical device, the Birmingham attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates are here to help you in this difficult time. Please call us at 205-545-7475 for your consultation with one of our lawyers.

Product Liability Lawsuits and Defective Drugs and Medical Devices

Despite the safeguards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), dangerous medications and medical devices reach consumers every year, resulting in thousands upon thousands of injuries and health complications.

Pharmaceuticals and medical devices that are currently the focus of product liability lawsuits include:

  • Actos
  • All-metal hip implants/artificial hip systems
  • daVinci Surgical Systems
  • Mirena IUD birth control
  • Transvaginal mesh

This, of course, is not an exhaustive list of dangerous medications and faulty medical devices. If you believe you suffered side-effects or injury due to a potentially defective medical product, please call our attorneys to learn more about your legal options.

Factors in Dangerous Drug and Medical Device Cases

Many injuries and other side-effects caused by prescription drugs and medical devices are preventable and are the direct result of negligence. Negligence in defective drug and medical device lawsuits is often attributed to the following factors:

  • A flaw in the design or engineering of a pharmaceutical or medical device
  • A defect in the manufacturing of a drug or medical product
  • Inadequate instructions or insufficient safety warnings
  • Deceptive marketing or exaggerated claims about a product and its effects

If you believe you were harmed or a loved one died due to a defective medication or medical device, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates today. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys welcome clients from throughout the state of Alabama.