Drugs and medical device attorneys
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report shows 40 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug and that one in six is on at least three prescription medications for symptoms related to everything from acne and arthritis to cancer and cholesterol. As far as medical devices go, it's next to impossible to determine how many patients use them. In some cases, especially where new drugs and devices are concerned, patient safety can take a back seat to manufacturers' drive to earn dollars. That's where a hardworking drug and device recall lawyer like those at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., comes in handy.
When profits are more important than people, defective and dangerous products are sold as cures for our ailments. If you or a loved one has used a dangerous or recalled drug or medical device, our injury lawyers can help. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
Medical device recalls are on the rise. Make sure you have an experienced advocate on your side.
One study, released in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows more than 100,000 people die each year in the U.S. from adverse reactions to medications that were properly prescribed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Another 2.2 million Americans suffer nonfatal but serious reactions to prescription drugs. With this many prescription drug-related injuries and deaths, you've got to question how some of these drugs ever get approved.
What's even scarier is the rising number of medical devices recalled annually. In 2008, nearly 2,500 medical devices were recalled, the FDA reported. That was almost double the number from 2007 and a 164 percent increase over the number or devices recalled in 2000. With numbers like these, the medical device scene is a scary one. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective medical device or a recalled drug, you don't have to face the aftermath alone.
Ohio attorneys handling all types of product recalls
When you begin taking prescription drugs or use a medical device, you're trusting that they'll improve your quality of life. But if they're recalled because they're defective or dangerous, that trust can be shattered.
Instead of the help you needed, all you got was more pain and suffering.
That's when you need someone on your side, fighting to restore quality and dignity to your life.
For almost 50 years, the law firm of Elk & Elk has faithfully served the citizens of Ohio, helping thousands of victims of recalled drugs and medical devices seek justice. Our dedicated staff of doctors, nurses, investigators and pharmacists aggressively pursues each case and works to help our clients receive maximum compensation.
Examples of drug and medical device claims we have handled
Our lawyers have handled many types of defective drug and medical device claims, including:
- Actos advisory
- AlloDerm hernia patch
- Antidepressants/birth defects (SSRIs)
- Crestor (rosuvatatin calcium)
- Denture cream warnings
- GranuFlo Recall
- Hip replacement problems
- Knee replacement problems
- NuvaRing advisory
- Plavix advisory
- Propecia advisory
- Risperdal advisory
- Steroid injection recall
- Stryker recall
- Testosterone Treatment advisory
- Transvaginal surgical mesh
Trust Elk & Elk, a firm with more multimillion-dollar settlements than any other Ohio firm in the past 10 years
Drugs and medical devices are recalled nearly every day. If your life has been affected, why not place your trust in the law firm that has won more multimillion-dollar settlements in the past decade than any other injury firm in Ohio?
At Elk & Elk, our dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals, doctors, nurses, economists, accountants, analysts, accident reconstruction specialists and other experts has become well-known for fighting hard to get to the truth and prove the merits of our clients' cases. Our top priority is helping average Americans protect their rights and get their lives back on track. We spare no expense to find the facts and get our clients the compensation they deserve.
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation if you or a loved one has suffered from a dangerous drug or medical device
If you, a loved one or someone you know has been harmed by a recalled drug or defective medical device, you need the help of a proficient, experienced and determined law firm with the experience and resources to prove your case. Give Elk & Elk the opportunity to show you what a difference a law firm with our experience and resources can make in your life. We offer free, no-obligation telephone consultations at 1-800-ELK-OHIO 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We also offer a no-cost, no-obligation online contact form. With the drug recall attorneys at Elk & Elk, there's never a fee unless we have a successful outcome for you, and we're here around the clock.