People trust that when they take a pharmaceutical drug or use a medical device, it will help them feel better, not worse. Yet, thousands of people in this country are harmed by dangerous drugs and medical devices. If you were injured by using a prescription drug or defective medical device, the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at The Krause Law Firm will be able to provide the legal assistance you need.

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices Litigation in Atlanta

Sometimes pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers are more concerned about profits than the potential effects their products will have on patients. Certain products enter the market without being thoroughly tested or reviewed to assess if they are actually safe to use. If test results indicate that drugs pose a high risk of illness or will exacerbate health issues, the drug companies and manufacturers may disregard those findings if it will impede their ability to start selling the products.

Injuries and Health Problems Caused by Dangerous Drugs

Many people start taking prescription drugs to help with a health problem they are already dealing with. When those prescription drugs cause more health problems or increase the likelihood of life-threatening illnesses appearing, the pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers should be held accountable. Some of the medical complications that show up in patients when they use dangerous drugs include:

  • Liver failure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Kidney failure
  • Respiratory issues
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ulcers

Defective Medical Devices

Not only do defective medical devices endanger the health of patients, trying to rectify the health problems caused by these products is costly and time consuming as well. Some of the medical devices and products that have been subjected to a recall or legal claims are:

  • Orthopedic implants
  • Ortho Evra birth control patch
  • Defibrillators
  • Pacemakers

Prescription Drugs and Lawsuits

The safety of a number of drugs is being litigated due to the well-documented health issues many patients have had. Drugs currently under scrutiny include:

  • Vioxx
  • Crestor
  • Accutane
  • Zyprexa
  • Celebrex
  • Zoloft

Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured or experienced health problems as a result of using pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices, contact us at 404.835.8080. You can speak candidly with one of our experienced attorneys during a free initial consultation. The Krause Law Firm is conveniently located in the center of Atlanta. We work closely with medical experts and perform detailed research whenever we litigate a dangerous drug or defective medical device case. We do everything we can to help you get financial compensation for your pain and suffering.