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Results Driven.

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Defective Medical Products And Drugs

Every day in this country we rely on medications and other health products to make us feel better and improve the quality of our lives. Medicines can fight infections, provide relief from pain and discomfort, and keep chronic medical issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes well managed. Medical devices, which range from simple tools such as bandages and tongue depressors, to complex life-saving equipment such as pacemakers and MRI machines, can also cause unwanted reactions, side-effects and other unexpected issues. Some examples of cases we have investigated include:

  • manufacturing defects;
  • design flaws;
  • packaging errors;
  • off-label promotion;
  • metal-on-metal hip implants;
  • faulty syringes.

Although medical devices are regulated by the US Food & Drug Administration, it is impossible for the FDA to identify every single defect ahead of time. The reality is once a product hits the market for widespread use, unexpected issues can and do arise. Unfortunately, companies are not always quick to recall a product from the market even after a problem is identified. And while the FDA is responsible for communicating information about defective products to affected customers, it has no ability to help them after they have been harmed.

At Cooper Sevillano, we have extensive experience handling defective drug and medical device cases. We have successfully handled such cases in state court, federal court and in federal courts of multi-district litigation. And we have defeated a number of motions from some of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world seeking to dismiss our clients’ cases before trial.