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Dangerous drug and medical device case results

We understand all the ways injuries from dangerous drugs and defective medical devices can make your life difficult. Learn how Elk & Elk can get maximum compensation for you.

Each year, dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices cause thousands of injuries and deaths in the United States. Unfortunately, large drug and medical device companies do not always disclose the potential risks of the products they sell. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration attempts to keep the public informed about recalls and risks associated with various medical products that are defectively manufactured, designed, or labeled, but their warnings often come after many people have already been harmed.

At Elk & Elk, we have been helping victims of recalled drugs and medical devices seek justice for 50 years. Our attorneys work tirelessly with our dedicated staff of doctors, nurses, investigators and pharmacists to aggressively pursue each case and help our clients receive maximum compensation.

AMOUNTCASE SUMMARY
$9,400,000Elk & Elk managed Vioxx claims, including those for heart attack and thrombotic stroke, as part of a $4.65 billion multi-district litigation settlement with Merck Pharmaceuticals. The settlement was for 62 plaintiffs.
$1,200,000Our client was given the blood thinner Heparin, which contained a contaminated ingredient, found in the company's supply chain in China. The FDA has found that this chemical can cause breathing difficulty, blood pressure drops, vomiting, and even death.
$878,683The Medtronic Infuse bone graft has been associated with many serious problems such as: difficulty breathing, swallowing or speaking; nerve damage and death. Medtronic allegedly encouraged physicians to use its Infuse bone stimulator off-label in the cervical spine. The settlement was for 145 clients.
$530,000The contact lens solution ReNu with MoistureLoc was found to contain a substance known as Fusarium, which can cause an eye infection called keratitis. Patients with this infection experience pain, discomfort, light sensitivity, and loss of vision. This condition requires expensive antifungal drug therapy and in some cases, surgery to remove any ulcers, lesions, or other unhealthy growths.
$236,000Plaintiffs developed side effects after being administered a gadolinium-based MRI dye contrast agent. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) and other Gadolinium side effects are potentially fatal because they can cause kidney failure, renal disease and other conditions. The settlement was for 2 clients.
$132,991.20Plaintiffs suffered shoulder cartilage damage during a procedure in which a pain pump administered pain medication directly to the shoulder joint. The potential risks of this off-label procedure include surgery to repair or replace damaged cartilage. The settlement was for 3 clients.
$55,290.04Manufacturers of Fleet Phospho-soda laxative promoted a high dose use, two times higher than FDA recommendations prior to intestinal procedures. This double dose was linked to serious injury, including acute phosphate nephropathy, acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, and death. The settlement was for 3 clients.
$51,216.52The use of Trasylol to control bleeding during heart surgeries caused injuries such as kidney failure and fatal heart problems. The settlement was for 3 clients.
$49,120.05Yaz is an oral birth control medication that causes an increased risk of several serious side effects, including blood clots, gall bladder disease, heart attack and stroke.
$13,417.67The Kugel Mesh Patch has been linked to serious injuries including: intestinal perforations; ring migration through the abdominal wall; abscesses; bowel obstruction and sepsis; bowel perforations and chronic enteric fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs). The settlement was for 5 clients.