No matter how careful you are, how carefully you read and follow directions or how closely you follow your doctor’s orders, when a dangerous or defective product is involved it can be impossible to anticipate the risk or avoid injury. The Mississippi product liability attorneys of Reeves & Mestayer have extensive experience and a track record of success in helping victims of dangerous products throughout the US recover substantial compensation for their injuries. We are ready to fight for justice for you.
There are other dangers, like tobacco use, Fleet Phospho-soda defects, defective implants (hips, knees, and others), pain pumps, defective defibrillators, defective vaginal mesh and bladder slings, illnesses related to welding rods, and other hazardous products.
Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to warn consumers and doctors of the potential side effects their drugs can cause. When they fail to warn of the risks associated with a drug, or hide the dangers, and that drug causes injury or death, the drug maker can be held financially responsible through a product liability lawsuit.
A few examples of drugs that have been found to be defective include:
Defective prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can cause irreversible injuries, permanent impairment, and death. Pharmaceutical companies are notorious for putting profits above human lives. In most cases, the only real motivation to take a dangerous drug off the market is the cost of going to court and paying compensation to victims like you.
Defective Medical Devices
Today’s medical devices give us capabilities that, not too long ago, were the stuff of science fiction. Unfortunately, many of these devices are rushed through the clearance process with very little testing so that device makers can start selling and making money as quickly as possible.
The type of harm that a defective medical device can cause depends on the type of device and the nature of the defect. Examples of types of devices that are often defective include:
- Hip and knee replacement implants
- IVC Filters
- Transvaginal mesh/bladder sling
- Implanted defibrillators
- Implanted pain pump
- Drug eluding stents
- Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs)
When a manufacturer breaches its duty to make a safe product, they may be held legally accountable. Defective Consumer Products cases require substantial time and resources to pursue. The experienced products liability attorneys at Reeves & Mestayer have the imagination and perseverance required to engage in this type of litigation.
Recall or No Recall
If the drug or medical device that caused your injuries has been recalled, that can work in your favor in a product liability lawsuit. However, you may be able to recover substantial compensation even if no recall has been issued. Even when a device or medication is found to be dangerous, it may not be pulled from the market. When a recall does occur, very often it is only after many people have been injured or killed and in some cases after the manufacturer realizes that litigation has or will become so expensive that it outweighs the potential profit of keeping the dangerous product on the market.
At Reeves & Mestayer, we are recognized as ethical and aggressive, both in our region and throughout the US where we have been awarded leadership roles in some significant lawsuits. If you believe that your injuries were caused by a dangerous medication or a defective medical device, please call our Mississippi product liability lawyers right away, even if the product has not been recalled. We can help you determine if you have a case.
To learn more about your fights and potential compensation for your injuries or the death of a loved one caused by a defective product, please call the Mississippi product liability attorneys at Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC today at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.