Houston Defective Drug & Medical Devices Attorney

Houston is home to one of the largest medical centers in the United States.    The Texas Medical Center (TMC) has over 9,200 patient beds and receives an average of over 3,300 patients per day and over 8 million patients per year.  Additionally, there are over three-quarter million ER visits in any given year.  With our aging population, there seems to be a burden on our medical system.  Side effects from prescription medications and medical devices can cause serious injury with lasting disabilities.  Whether due to poor testing or rare side effects, Attorney Paul Moody can help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been seriously injured by effects from prescribed medications or medical devices that may have been surgically implanted.

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What to do if you think you are having severe adverse reactions to a prescription drug or medical device

Pursuing a defective or dangerous drug claim requires a deep understanding of the relevant laws and regulations. For a successful case, your attorney will likely need to consult with a qualified medical expert to testify on your behalf. This is why it’s best to choose an experienced attorney to help with your case.

Types of Defective Drug Lawsuits

If a drug is “unreasonably dangerous” even when used properly, the drug is improperly designed. Claims based on an improper design are rare because most unreasonably dangerous drugs aren’t approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Defective Drug and Medical Devices Statistics

Almost half of Americans take at least one prescription medication and nearly a quarter use three or more drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Prescription drug incidents account for 1.6 million injuries annually.  In 2018, the FDA’s public database showed more than 9 million of those reports were classified as serious. Between 2018 and 2019, for example, several drug companies recalled batches of the blood pressure medications valsartan, irbesartan and losartan. The medications contained trace amounts of the cancer-causing chemicals N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).

What injuries can result from taking a bad drug?

There are numerous negative side effects that a person can experience from taking a bad drug. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening and include:

  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Depression or other mental health issues
  • Organ failure
  • Death

If you suspect that a drug is making you worse instead of better, it’s important that you seek immediate medical attention.  It’s also important to document the medical care you receive, as well as your injuries, in order to improve your chances of success with any future lawsuit.

Frequently Asked Defective Drugs and Medical Devices Questions

Paul Is Here To Help You

Although the FDA and drug / medical device manufacturers are heavily regulated and testing is supposed to be rigorous and all encompassing, certain things do slip by in the design, manufacture and marketing of drugs and medical devices.  Sometimes, the serious side effect did not materialize during the three phases of clinical trials.  Determining fault can be very difficult and the fight may be a long one, but Attorney Paul Moody is here to help you navigate the legal issues and represent you to get the most compensation for your case.

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