Many citizens are negatively affected by the side effects of medications prescribed by their doctors. Thus, the need for a knowledgeable drug injury lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama has become extremely important. The side effects for numerous medications and medical devices have made news all over the world for the unnecessary harm and dangers they have posed to the many patients who have used them. If you or a loved one have suffered unfairly due to medication or medical devices, contact a qualified drug injury lawyer at Petro Law Firm immediately.
Birmingham, Alabama Drug Injury Lawyer
Most patients assume that if a drug is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there is no chance of any dangerous side effects that could cause serious harm. However, it is becoming more clear that even with FDA approval, many prescribed drugs and medical devices can cause serious side effects.
According to the FDA, there are over three billion medical prescriptions handed out on an annual basis. Some of these medications have serious risks associated with them and have caused over four million people to visit emergency rooms, treatment facilities and other medical offices. Petro Law Firm has the experience to pursue drug injury claims in Birmingham, Alabama based on situations where medications and medical devices have caused severe side effects.
If you need a drug injury lawyer who can aggressively pursue justice on your behalf, Petro Law Firm is here to help.
Common Unintended Side Effects from Medication or Medical Devices
Side effects from medications and medical devices can be life-changing in the worst possible way. Health conditions can worsen to the point of being life-threatening. Mark Petro is a drug injury lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama who can assist you in getting justice for your drug-related injury.
Some of the most common severe side effects we see medication or medical devices causing include:
- Heart attack
- Mental problems
- Failure of major organs
- Issues related to your heart
- Stroke and/or death
- Birth defects
Drug injury lawyer Mark Petro is experienced in cases involving the aforementioned side effects. Mark will fight to help you and your family recover from the trauma that these medications and medical devices have caused.
The Truth About Releasing a Dangerous Drug
Drug manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their drug’s safety before releasing it to the public. Despite dangerous side effects being disclosed during the approval process, many drugs still receive approval and are released to the masses. Sometimes, the side effects of a drug are not fully understood until after the drug has been released to the public. Then, of course, it is the unwitting people for whom the drug is prescribed who are affected.
In addition, the law protects drug companies under certain loopholes. In some cases, a dangerous drug may be released without proper approval include because of these rules. A few examples include:
- 501(k) Loophole – this occurs when a medical device is approved despite not being fully tested for side effects because there is already an existing product released previously that has been approved.
- Disclosing of serious side effects by the drug representatives.
- Poor testing of medications including not testing for long term effects, which can lead to severe issues long after the drug has been approved.
If any of the above situations have occurred to you or a loved one, contact an experienced and aggressive drug injury lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama. Petro Law Firm is equipped to fight on your behalf in cases where medication and medical devices have caused serious harm.
Common Drugs and Devices That Cause Injury
At Petro Law Firm, we see many cases of drug-related injury. Below are some examples of drugs and medical devices that are currently available to consumers and have caused lawsuits:
- Talcum Powder
- Hernia Mesh (Physiomesh, Atrium C Qur, etc.)
- PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, etc)
- Birth control devices (Essure, etc.)
- IVC Filters
- Metal-on-Metal hip implants
- Testosterone replacement therapies
- Xarelto/ Eliquis/ Pradaxa
- Bone Cement
- Knee replacements (Attune, etc.)
Drug injury lawyer Mark Petro can assist if you or a loved one have used any of the above medications, or countless others. If you suspect that a medication or medical instrument has cause you a serious injury, contact Petro Law Firm for a free case evaluation.
Talk to a Drug Injury Lawyer Today
Petro Law Firm has been assisting citizens of Birmingham, Alabama for nearly 30 years. If you are looking for an experienced and accomplished drug injury lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama, talk to Mark at Petro Law Firm today.