New York City Class Action Drug & Defective Medical Device Lawyers
We are at the forefront of cases involving dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices. It has become all too common for drug manufacturers and medical device manufacturers to hide critical information from the FDA when submitting their products for review. As a results thousands of people are injured or killed by defective every year. We’re trying to make a difference and hold manufacturers for the harms the cause. If you have a case, you may contact us using the Helpline in the bottom right of your screen, or call us toll free at (800) 215-1003.
Defective Drugs – New Generation of Blood Thinners
Among the different types of drugs we handle cases involving excessive bleeding that can be caused by blood-thinners such as Eliquis, Xarelto, and Pradaxa. This new generation of blood thinners has no-antidote, so the effects cannot be reversed. If you or someone you know has experienced hemorrhage due to Eliquis, Xarelto or Pradaxa, call us now for free consultation.
Defective Medical Devices – IVC Blood Clot Filters
Our firms is also handling cases on behalf of people injured by defective IVC blood clot filters made by Bard and Cook. These filters were intended to remain in place, and act as an alternative to blood-thinning medication. However, it has recently been discovered that these devices are not only ineffective in preventing blood clots, but they also have a failure rate of over 50% at 5-years after being implanted. If you or someone you know has an IVC blood clot filter manufactured by Cook or Bard, call us now for a free consultation at (800) 215-1003.
Recalled Products – GMC Defective Airbags and Ignition Switch Failure Recall
On September 17, 2015, the U.S. Attorneys General in Manhattan announced Criminal Charges against General Motors Company “GMC” for concealing a known – and deadly – safety defect from Governmental Regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), and the Public. The safety defect consists of the ignition switches used in several models that was designed and manufactured with too-low torque resistance which makes it easy for GMC vehicles to unexpectedly “switch off” while in operation. Obviously, when an automobile is powered-off while being driven, it will disable the car’s airbags, power steering, and power brakes – greatly increasing the risk of death and serious injury for the occupants as well as other drivers and pedestrians who happen to be nearby. After learning that GM has been concealing this known safety defect from the government and public for nearly 15 years, the U.S. Attorneys’ Office filed Criminal Charges against the manufacturer in New York.
For more details about this shocking discovery, read our news article about the GM Ignition Switch Recall. If you know someone who has been injured in a GM car listed on our website, call us to find out what recourse you may have.
Defective Products – Power Morcellator and Stage 4 Cancer Lawsuits
Our firms has been reviewing cases for patients injured by Power Morcellators. A Power Morcellator is used during laparoscopic surgery to cut and mince tissue inside the patient’s body, prior to the tissue or organ being removed from the patient. However, the FDA recently found that the process of mincing tissue inside a patient’s body can spread cancer cells and cause Stage 3 and Stage 4 cancer. There are currently 10 different companies who make these devices and 15-different models being sold – some of which are still being used at certain hospitals.
While Power Morcellators are typically used in women during hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) or myomectomies (removal of uterine fibroids), they have also been used in surgeries with men involving operations on the spleen or liver. Despite the FDA’s denouncement of Power Morcellators, these devices continue to be used in hospitals in New York and other places around the country as of 2015. If you or someone you know has undergone surgery with a Power Morcellator and have suffered from Stage 3 or Stage 4 cancer, call us now for a free consultation at (800) 215-1003.