Drugs and Medical Devices

At Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., our attorneys have successfully litigated many personal injury and wrongful death claims involving unsafe drugs and medical devices. In our thirty years of service to clients in Kentucky, West Virginia, and many other states, we have seen individuals suffer serious illness, long-lasting side effects and death because of the negligence of drug and medical device manufacturers. We believe that innocent victims are entitled to justice to help rectify the wrong done to them.

If you have been injured by a prescription drug or medical device, you'll need an attorney with the skill and resources to battle the powerful pharmaceutical companies and bureaucratic insurance adjustors. Choosing a law firm with solid personal injury experience and committed resources is critical to helping you receive the maximum compensation available. Financial compensation can mean the difference between a quality of life or a life of economic hardship.

Medical devices, implants and pharmaceutical drugs are used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease, injury and other conditions. While medicine has eased pain and sustained many lives, many Americans have been injured or died because of dangerous drugs and unsafe medical products. According to the Journal of the American Association, adverse drug reactions resulting from correctly administered Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved prescription drugs is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. There are an estimated 2.2 million reactions, and millions of complications and disabilities related to the unexpected effects of medical products and drugs.

Manufacturers and their agents are obligated to provide consumers with products that are safe when used in a reasonable manner and to responsibly market their product. This includes drugs that are safe when used for a specific purpose, but prove hazardous if used off label. Medical device manufacturers, drug makers and/or health care providers and suppliers can be held for responsible negligence that includes:

  • Device defects that are mechanical, electrical or software-related or related to a product’s design, development, or material flaws,
  • User difficulties due to inadequate/misleading labeling, confusing instructions, inadequate packaging, design problems or inadequate training,
  • Clinical problems that occur when a patient is sensitive or allergic to the device, or have a preexisting condition that increases inherent risk, and
  • Improper implantation of a device.

Proving negligence in medical device or drug claims is complex and requires a substantial investment of time and resources. Drug companies have experienced attorneys whose goal is to defeat product liability claims and insurance companies depend on a limitless supply of financial resources and claims adjustors to defend their profits. Shouldn't you have a personal injury lawyer with the credentials and resources to protect your interests in these high stakes claims?

At Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., we are the personal injury law firm that provides the personal service and the results that you deserve. For 40 years, we have been serving clients who have suffered injuries as the result of another's negligence. Our personal injury attorneys provide tough and aggressive representation aimed at moving your case forward and obtaining full compensation for your injuries.

If you feel that your injury or the death of loved one is due to a faulty medical device or prescription drug, you may be entitled to file a personal injury, product liability or wrongful death claim. There are mandatory time limits in which lawsuits must be filed or you may forever lose your right to make a claim.

Call the offices of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. today at 1.866.606.4316 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your rights under the law. We will vigorously pursue the maximum allowable compensation. You can count on our honest evaluation of your claim, the law, and our experience with personal injury cases. Call us today or contact us via our contact form.