Defective Products and Dangerous Drugs
Although the manufacturing and marketing of prescription drugs and other products are regulated, there are still some on the market that cause more harm than good, and sadly, the injuries caused by these drugs and products can be permanent, if not life-threatening. Suffering an injury as a result of faulty drugs and products should never happen–but it does.
At Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, our Las Vegas defective product lawyers work hard to make sure our clients are treated fairly when they’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Talcum powder used as a feminine-hygiene product by approximately 40% of women in the U.S. as an after bath/shower treatment to absorb moisture. This direct perineal dusting may introduce the talc particles into a woman’s vagina, and from there to into the fallopian tubes and to the ovaries.
The retrievable IVC filter was developed in early 2000 with the idea of easy removal upon the medical condition improving. Unfortunately, the longer the filter is in place the more complex the removal becomes. Both permanent and retrievable filters are a potential risk.
The product Zofran was developed and distributed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991, only for treatment of nausea due to chemotherapy, or surgery.
Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in homes and farms throughout the world. However, exposure to the weed killer’s primary ingredient, glyphosate, has been linked to deadly forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
A variety of whirlpool/Jacuzzi-style tub manufacturers aggressively market their expensive products to the elderly, citing increased safety and other health benefits. Unfortunately for older Americans and their adult children, scientific research fails to back up these claims. Instead, statistics show that more and more elderly people are suffering severe or fatal injuries after falling in poorly designed tubs they cannot escape from.
There are over 100,000 implantations of hernia mesh in the United States each year. It is a very common procedure, in which the mesh is used to cover the weakened muscle wall and to strengthen the surrounding tissue and hold the internal organs in place.
Onglyza aids in the maintenance of type 2 diabetes. Patients often use Onglyza as a part of a complete treatment program including diet, exercise and weight management. Onglyza helps control high blood sugar and regulates the levels of insulin the body produces.
Talcum powder is seemingly as innocuous a product as can be imagined. The product has been in households in one form or another, since before most of us were born. We may have been exposed to it as infants in baby powder, it’s most common form.
Since the introduction of the IVC filter in 2005, the FDA has received roughly one thousand reports about these filters. The reports show that the IVC filters fragment and embolize in the patient’s body.
During this first year period, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a pharmaceutical industry watchdog organization, and publisher of the pharmaceutical industry review Quarterwatch, found 457 “serious adverse events” reported.
E-cigarettes and vaporizers are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional smoking. But the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices can explode and catch fire, leading to an increasing number of severe injuries.