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Defective drugs and medical devices laws often change

Many Tennessee residents use prescription drugs or other procedures that include insertion of various devices that are meant to help improve their health conditions. Although it's impossible to predict a particular outcome, and whether a specific drug or device will help solve a particular problem, patients assume their doctors have their best interests at heart and are acting accordingly. All too often, however, defective drugs and medical devices wreak havoc across the nation when patients suffer severe injuries (or even death) in situations that may have been prevented.

Defective drugs and medical devices: Is marketing a key factor?

Many Tennessee residents may recall the tobacco crisis of the 1990s. That particular decade abounded with lawsuits against tobacco manufacturers and sales distributors who claimed they were fully aware of the health risks associated with tobacco products, but failed to properly inform consumers. Some current problems concerning defective drugs and medical devices appear eerily similar to the tobacco litigation of an earlier era.

Defective drugs and medical devices in Tennessee hospitals

The need for medical care will never go away. Every day, someone in Tennessee calls a doctor, undergoes surgery or otherwise seeks medical attention. Because such care is often crucial to a person's recovery (in fact it may be life-saving) things like defective drugs and medical devices that malfunction should not be present in any medical facility throughout the state.

Defective drugs and medical devices often cause severe injuries

Any licensed manufacturer in Tennessee who makes medical products of any kind is responsible for testing said products, as well as adhering to all federal and state laws that may govern their production before making them available to consumers. Defective drugs and medical devices are often root causes of serious medical injuries, including those that ultimately result in death. Patients and their families have the right to pursue justice against any and all parties identified as possible liable sources when illness or injury has adversely affected them because of a failed product.

Defective drugs and medical devices allegedly caused blindness

Consumers in Tennessee and elsewhere may not be aware of the dangers posed by some items offered for sale online and directly at places such as flea markets. A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of a flea market booth, alleging the contact lenses she purchased caused her to go blind. Contact lenses are medically regulated and not to be sold over-the-counter. Defective drugs and medical devices can lead to severe personal injury.

Is Your Heartburn Medication Hazardous To Your Health?

Heartburn is a common medical condition that affects millions of Americans every year. If, on a regular basis, you experience the nausea, discomfort and chest pain that frequently accompanies heartburn, there are both over-the-counter and prescription medications that can help alleviate these symptoms. Unfortunately, some of these medications have side effects that can have serious and even life threatening consequences.

Defective drugs and medical devices: The failures of IVC filters

When patients in Tennessee and elsewhere undergo surgical procedures, there will always be the danger of blood clots developing. IVC filters were intended to prevent pulmonary embolism from blood clots landing in the lungs, or even death when these clots end up in the brain. However, the devices have led to multiple lawsuits related to defective drugs and medical devices.

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