Dangerous Drugs & Devices
Pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices are supposed to help you; sometimes, they can even save your life. But too often they may do the opposite, possibly hurting rather than curing you in your time of need.
No reasonable person can deny the benefit of safe, well-designed and innovative drugs and medical devices. Every year there are stories of lifesaving, miraculous new drugs, medical devices and treatments — the kinds of pharmaceutical miracles that have made possible a new age of longer, healthier lives.
But then there’s the other side.
There are the harrowing and yet all-too-real stories of drug and medical device manufacturers slipping dangerous products past an overwhelmed FDA, of multi-billion dollar companies hiding research that reveals debilitating or even life-threatening side effects that may hurt sales, of drugs wrongly marketed for irresponsible, unsafe and unapproved uses; of pharmaceutical sales pitches designed to target the most vulnerable patient communities; of massive fraud committed against Medicare and consumers; and more.
The story of dangerous drugs and medical devices repeats time and time again: The drive for profit trumps everything else, including ethical business practices and patient safety.
When major drug and device companies behave irresponsibly, no one is safe. From patients to friends and family members, no single person is immune from recklessly sold and marketed defective drugs or medical devices.
Hurt by a pharmaceutical drug or medical device? You can do something about it.
If you’ve been hurt by an unsafe drug or medical device, the chances are that you’re not the only one. It’s more likely that there’s a long history of mistake after mistake on the part of the pharmaceutical company that made or marketed your drug – mistakes that ultimately may have contributed to your health complication or injury.
By working with the lawyers at Robins Cloud to fight unsafe drugs and unsafe medical devices, you can make sure that your voice is heard.
Our pharmaceutical lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means we are only paid when and if you are.
We’re one of a handful of law firms in the country with a robust practice in unsafe drug and medical device litigation. We represent patients and their families across the country who deserved so much more from the pharmaceutical company they trusted.
We’re currently working with individuals hurt by these unsafe drugs and medial devices:
Essure Birth Control – Essure is a form of birth control that many women have had implanted as a permanent solution to birth control. Sadly, many women have reported suffering serious health problems after having the device implanted, ranging from severe pain, bleeding, movement of the device to a different location of the body and even pregnancy. Many women have been forced to have the device removed or to have a partial or complete hysterectomy to help with the issue.
Risperdal — An antipsychotic drug that was wrongly marketed for some children and adolescents before it was approved for such ages and or treatment groups, causing many young men already suffering from behavioral problems to develop female-like breasts so large that they required surgery.
Fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox) – These drugs are the most frequently prescribed antibiotics in the United States. Despite the fact that Fluoroquinolones were intended for use in urgent care situations, where other first-line antibiotics were inadequate, heavy marketing of the antibiotics resulted in over-prescribing for routine infections such as sinus infections and urinary tract infections. Many healthy people have developed Peripheral Neuropathy, a permanent and debilitating illness, as a result of Fluroqunolone use.
Transvaginal mesh — A medical device that was released under the FDA’s fast-track approval process, meaning it was never actually tested before it was brought to market. Transvaginal mesh devices may cause life-altering, immobilizing pain and cannot always be completely removed once they are implanted.
Low-T — Testosterone supplements became a TV commercial staple and a supposed medical cure-all for a certain age group. The only catch? Low-T may not be an actual medical problem at all — and certainly not for the countless men who started lifelong supplementation without even having their testosterone levels checked. Now, many of these men are suffering from life-threatening cardiac events.
Robins Cloud has an established history of handling record-breaking cases. We fight for our patients and their families every day. One day, together, we’ll help to make pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices truly safer for us all.