What you Should Know about Defective Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits
Massive Companies will Put up an Aggressive Fight so your Attorney must be Formidable
In 2008, pharmaceutical drug maker Eli Lilly had revenue of $20 billion. Stryker medical device company had sales over $6 billion in that same year. DePuy Orthopaedics—a Johnson & Johnson Company—operates inChina, theUnited Kingdom,Japan, andAustralia. Their earnings alone are estimated to be in the billions of dollars while their parent company greatly exceeds that number. The Swiss drug company Roche Pharmaceuticals reported revenues of approximately $42 billion in 2011.
If you have been injured by a product made by one of these or other similar companies, you should know this: they have massive resources to fight lawsuits. However, they also have an economic incentive to release products that are safe. That economic incentive, however, is tempered with the need to release new products and reap profits. We all hope that the FDA is our watchdog that will not allow unsafe products to be released, but…
Just because a drug has been approved by the FDA does not mean that it is safe. The FDA approval means only that the drug has passed a bare minimum standard and is allowed to enter the market. The real problem is what comes later. What often happens is that problems with the drug are suppressed or do not become known until years after the drug has already been on the market. Many times a corporation makes so much money on their product that they are prepared for some of their products to fail or cause some damage to some members of the public. This is unjust but it is financially lucrative. When lawsuits arrive, these companies often utilize tactics to discredit victims, deny responsibility, and defend their profits. To become familiar with some of their tactics, see “6 Ways that Drug Companies Try to Fool You.” Many of these defense strategies are also employed by medical device manufacturers.
Exceptional Attorneys and Legal Teams Must be Called to Challenge these Companies
If you have been the victim of a drug company’s defective product or a medical device manufacturer’s failed implant or machine, you need an attorney who has stood up to these companies and knows how best to leverage power against them. Call 800-490-2222 to speak with Attorney Ronald B. Laba. Mr. Laba has represented clients in cases that involved the following
- Ortho Evra
- Guidant and Medtronic
- DePuy hip
- Zimmer hip and knees
- Many other defective drugs and medical devices
In his three decades as a lawyer, Mr. Laba’s clients have won hundreds of millions of dollars. He may be able to help you. Call 800-490-2222. If you do not call us, make sure that you do select the right attorney. Visit How to Choose a Law Firm for tips on selecting the right attorney for you.