According to the FDA, medication errors cause at least one death and harm over 1.3 million people a year in the United States. Misinterpreted prescriptions, the wrong drug delivered to a patient and poor instructions on how to administer drugs can result in tragedy.
Some drugs are just too dangerous and should not have been available to patients in the first place. Unfortunately, a recall usually takes place after the harmful drugs have already hurt or killed people. For example, a growing number of legal actions stem from the use of power morcellators in hysterectomies and other gynecological surgeries. The FDA warns that the surgical instrument can spread cancer cells in the abdominal cavities of women. Several models of the device have been recalled.
David L. Sheller of the Sheller Law Firm can assist you in seeking to obtain financial compensation in pharmaceutical cases resulting in serious injury or death. This can occur when there are insufficient clinical trials, mislabeling, manufacturing defects and non-disclosure of the risks associated with taking certain drugs.
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