Almost half of Americans take at least one prescription and 1 in 5 take three or more prescription medications for everything from acne and arthritis to cancer and cholesterol, according to the CDC.
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.
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
A 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. The FDA reported that over 3,200 medical devices were recalled in 2017, which climbed from 2,303 in 2013. 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 over 50 years, Elk & Elk has faithfully served the citizens of Ohio, helping thousands of victims of recalled drugs and medical devices seek justice. Our lawyers have won multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, and altogether, have recovered more than $1 Billion. Our dedicated staff of doctors, nurses, investigators and pharmacists aggressively pursues each case and works to help our clients receive maximum compensation.
Drug and medical device claims we handle
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation today
If you, a loved one has been harmed by a recalled drug or defective medical device, you need the help of an experienced law firm with the resources to prove your case. We offer free, no-obligation consultations at 1-800-ELK-OHIO and online.