The advent of modern medicine has meant access to life-saving drugs for millions of people around the world. The rush for a new drug to make it to market has unfortunately led to negligent actions by many pharmaceutical companies as they attempt to cut costs and cut corners in their hurry. This haste has resulted in the endangerment of thousands of lives as drugs have hit the market which have dangerous side effects. If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligent actions of a doctor or pharmaceutical company, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
IVC Filter Injuries
Inferior vena cava filters (“IVC Filters”) were created for individuals who were unable to take blood thinners and were put into place to prevent blood clots from occurring in the lungs. Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) discovered the adverse effects stemming from the implantation of IVC filters including punctured organs, blood vessels, and filter migration to different parts of the body, and issued a warning in 2010 regarding the use of IVC filters. The lasting results of these injuries are often severe and life-threatening for many. Manufacturer reports have revealed that IVC manufacturers knew about the migration and fracture issues in the early versions of the IVC filters.
Talcum Powder Injuries
Talcum powder, more commonly known as baby powder, is a staple in pharmacies and grocery stores throughout the country. It is primarily composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and is often used to alleviate diaper rash in babies. Unfortunately, in recent years, the use of talcum powder has been found to increase the risk of ovarian cancer. The first research into the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder was conducted in 1971, when scientists discovered particles of talc embedded in ovarian and cervical tumors.
However, many manufacturers of talcum powder products continue to neglect to warn women of this heightened risk of cancer if talcum powder enters the ovaries through being applied to the genital area.
Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
Transvaginal mesh was first used by surgeons in the 1970s to repair pelvic organ prolapse and treat stress urinary incontinence. Since this time, transvaginal mesh has become a more common recommendation for doctors, as medical device manufacturers streamlined the production. Unfortunately, along with the increased use of transvaginal mesh comes with an increased risk of injury. Mesh often comes in a “kit” from the manufacturer with instructions on how to implant the mesh. The implantation technique suggested by the manufacturers has often led to serious complications such as infection, erosion of the vaginal tissue, and organ perforation.
As a result, serious complications have emerged from the improper implantation of the mesh by the doctor, due to the negligent manufacturing instructions.
Malley Law Firm | Texas Medical Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in a dangerous drug that was prescribed to you by your doctor, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting his clients with claims stemming from the use of dangerous drugs manufactured by negligent pharmaceutical companies and prescribed by doctors well after the dangerous side effects were revealed. Contact our Beaumont or Houston offices today for your initial free consultation.