Fort Bend Defective Drugs & Medical Devices Attorneys Located In Richmond, Texas
Doctors are among the most trusted professionals, and you usually assume that if a doctor gives you a medication or a medical device that it’s going to make you better or at least not cause any harm. Unfortunately, there are many cases each year where patients have their conditions worsened or suffer serious injury or illness because a drug or medical device didn’t fulfill its intended purpose. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for your additional medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income, and any other losses you suffered.
How Defective Drugs and Medical Devices Cause Injury
Drugs and medical devices are designed and manufactured under tight government observation and regulation, but the process isn’t perfect. There have been many cases where the manufacturing process was inadvertently changed when mass production began, a malfunction in manufacturing equipment caused a defect, or a serious side effect wasn’t discovered during the testing phase. Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to take reasonable steps to avoid these types of harms, and when they fail to avoid them, are liable to compensate anyone who was harmed.
Making a Defective Drug and Medical Device Claim
In medicine, there are never complete guarantees that you will be made better or avoid all side effects. In order to succeed in a defective drug or medical device claim, you must prove that it did not work as intended and that the harm suffered wasn’t reasonable given the typical risks in treating your condition. The Estes Law Firm, P.C. works with patients in the Fort Bend, Houston, Rosenberg, or nearby areas to present the complex medical evidence needed to succeed in these claims. If you were harmed by a defective drug or medical device, call us today to schedule a free consultation.