When products harm people, action is needed.
Injuries caused by products are common. It could be a defect in the design, the materials, or the manufacturing. It could also be due to a failure to warn people about certain risks associated with use of the product. You have the right to hold manufacturers and product distributors liable for defective products.
We can help you determine if you have a valid claim worth pursuing. There are strict deadlines for filing these types of legal claims, and it's important to talk with an experienced attorney soon so there’s time to mount a good case.
Defective and unsafe drugs and medical devices may cause injury and warrant claims. Examples may include: blood or tissue products infected with disease (HIV, hepatitis virus, etc.), breast implants, cervical spacers, heart valves, hip implants, pain pumps and pharmaceutical drugs.
Nationally, there has been an alarming rise in the failure of a particular medical device known as EpiPens. These medical instruments are used during emergencies to inject epinephrine, a hormone and neurotransmitter, into a person experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis. Millions of Americans are prescribed EpiPens every year to treat anaphylaxis caused by food allergies, bee allergies, and medication allergies.
If an EpiPen fails to work, a person suffering from an allergic reaction can become severely ill or die.
A recent investigation from the US Food and Drug Administration found that Mylan, an EpiPen and EpiPen components manufacturer, did not properly test the devices before selling them and did not adequately address numerous complaints of EpiPen failure or malfunction. An FDA inspection was conducted on the Pfizer manufacturing facility in March 2017. The investigation found that the facility was in violation of good manufacturing practices. A letter issued by the FDA to the manufacturer on September 5, 2017 detailed the company’s failure to thoroughly investigate unexplained failures in batches of EpiPens, despite having identified that some units in those batches had a failing component that caused the auto-injector to fire improperly. The FDA also found that the Pfizer facility’s procedure for handling complaints was inadequate. These violations were also found in a previous inspection of the facility in October and November, 2014.
If you believe you or a loved one has been harmed or injured as a result of an EpiPen failure or malfunction, call Forum Law Group for a free consultation to evaluate your case.
Forum Law Group investigates claims against manufacturers and distributors of dietary and nutritional supplements. In some cases, these products are not properly labeled and marketed as drugs even though they might contain untested and unsafe ingredients. Supplements that have been shown to cause injuries include pills for weight loss, sexual performance and athletic performance. If you have suffered a stroke, heart problems or other injuries after taking these products, you are encouraged to contact our firm at the number or email below.
Whether or not you have suffered an injury, you may be eligible for a fraud and false advertising claim simply by purchasing these products.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Although much is now known aboutthe dangers of asbestos, the cases of death and long-term health damage arising from it continue to mount. The cause is typically mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that typically doesn’t occur until many years after exposure to asbestos.
This incurable illness can devastate an entire family. The average life expectancy of someone with mesothelioma or similar lung disease is less than two years. Legal action must be initiated soon after diagnosis. Consult with us to review your options if you wish to pursue compensation from a negligent company or employer. We will investigate the case, collect necessary evidence, and devote all the resources needed to represent you and your family.