Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Protecting The Victims of Defective Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products
When you entrust your well being to a health care professional, you rely on his or her expert opinion about medicines, procedures, and medical devices. However, no matter how experienced and competent your physician or specialist is, they aren’t the ones who manufacture and test the pharmaceuticals or medical devices that they prescribe. Doctors will often prescribe medicine in good faith because they are unaware that the pharmaceutical company didn’t perform comprehensive tests or they failed to fully report their findings to the Food and Drug Administration. If you or a loved one has been the victim of defective medical products, the Corbin, KY personal injury firm of Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law can represent you in your pursuit of justice.
The Liability of Drug and Medical Device Manufacturers
Before a company is allowed to introduce a new medicine or device into the U.S. market, it must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The pharmaceutical company must perform a number of studies and then disclose the results to the FDA. The FDA will then determine whether the product will be approved and what warnings must accompany it. Most pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers know that too many warnings can destroy the potential market for their product. In some instances, the makers of drugs and surgical devices have downplayed the side effects or dangers of one of their products. When this occurs, it’s the patient who suffers an injury or wrongful death as a result of the manufacturer’s duplicity.
Knox, Whitley, and Laurel County Personal Injury Lawyers
Oftentimes, when a drug manufacturer introduces a defective product or fails to properly warn of potential complications, more than one person is affected. Consequently these types of product liability cases will often become included in class action lawsuits or multi-district litigation suits. Whether your medical product liability case is tried in Kentucky, or it becomes part of a class action or MDL suit in another region, the attorneys of Freeman, Childers & Howard can represent you in your claim.
Seeking Justice for Those Injured by Big Pharma
The personal injury attorneys of the Corbin, KY law firm of Freeman, Childers & Howard represent those who have been injured or killed due to:
- Inaccurate clinical tests submitted to the FDA
- Failure to disclose complications
- Failure to disclose interactions with other medications
- Marketing a medical product for uses other than the intended purpose
- Manufacturer defects in product runs
Victims of Dangerous Medical Devices, Products and Pharmaceuticals
To schedule an appointment with a veteran product liability and personal injury attorney, call Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law at our Corbin office. Our number is 606-503-0521.