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Medicine & Medical Devices


The Risk of Dangerous Medicine

There is no doubt that medicines and medical devices play an important role in the treatment and prevention of disease and illness. Some drugs and devices, however, carry side effects and risks that outweigh their potential benefits and render them unsafe. Occasionally, risks and side effects are not disclosed by the manufacturer. Why would a pharmaceutical manufacturer do this?

The drug industry is big business with billions of dollars at stake. When many drug makers spend more money on marketing and advertising than they do on safety research, patients and consumers can pay the price.


Defective Medical Devices

Medical device manufacturers have similar motives to get devices approved and to market, often before long term risks and failure rates of their devices have not been fully studied, or in worst cases, overlooked or hidden.


Medication Errors

Medicines can also be unsafe if not dispensed properly by the pharmacy, or if administered improperly by a nurse or other healthcare provider. Pharmacists have duties to fill prescriptions accurately and to check to drug interactions with other medications. Nurses administering medication in a hospital, for example, have a responsibility (among others) to make sure it is the Right Patient, Right Medication, Right Dose, for the Right Reason, and that the patient shows the Right Response.


Experienced Product Liability Lawyers

At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, our team or product liability lawyers have experience handling cases involving unsafe medications. Our firm also work closely with other firms in co-counsel arrangements on cases involving defective drugs and medical devices.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a dangerous drug or unsafe medication practices, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options and get the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 704-376-1911 or 800-977-3077, or contact us online.

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