Millions of Americans use prescription drugs or medical devices each day to help with illness, disease, or serious medical conditions every day. As someone who needs this medical help, you trust that the medicine or treatment you receive will help you. Unfortunately, often times prescription drugs and medical devices can cause more harm. When that happens, our attorneys are here for you.
At the Hickey Law Firm, we’ll use our decades of experience to fight for your rights. We have handled numerous cases dealing with prescription drugs, medical malpractice, and defective medical products allowing us to help clients from all around the country.
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous prescription drug or medical device you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Please contact our experienced lawyers today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 305-371-8000 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly help those who live in the Miami, Florida area as well as across the nation.
Harmful Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs are administered to patients in order to address pain, illnesses, and disease. However, there are many harmful prescription drugs that do just the opposite, causing serious injuries and further medical issues.
Defective Medical Devices
Medical devices are used to help patients with various health issues. However, sometimes the medical devices used are defective, leading to serious injury and sometimes even death. Below we list some of the defective medical device cases we handle.
Surgical mesh has been used to repair abdominal surgeries since the 1950s. The mesh has been available in organic and synthetic materials-- either absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of both. The woven material is now used in a variety of surgeries: Starting in the 1970s, hernia mesh products were used to do abdominal repair of prolapse.
Complications such as postoperative hematoma and seroma, foreign body reaction, organ injury, infection, mesh rejection, and fistula are being noted.
We help clients all around the country who've been injured from defective hernia mesh receive the justice they deserve.
As of July 2018, pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced that it would discontinue sales of Essure, a permanent female birth control implant, by the end of the year. The implant has been at the forefront of complaints by medical professionals and thousands of women who have experienced serious injury and side-effects from using the device.
Throughout its history, Essure has been the subject of an estimated 16,000 lawsuits by women who’ve experienced serious injury resulting from using the device, including abdominal and pelvic pain, bleeding, hypersensitivity reactions to other products, perforation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. There have also been numerous deaths, including of a few infants, attributed to the defective medical device.
There are an estimated 750,000 women in the U.S. implanted with the device. According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), there were 5093 injury reports between the years of 2002 and 2015 from women who used the device. If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or worse because of using Essure, contact our experienced attorneys today.
Compensation We Can Pursue
If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by a prescription drug or medical device, you deserve justice and compensation.
Compensation awarded in harmful prescription drug and defective medical devices cases can be used toward expenses, including:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Current and ongoing medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Wrongful death
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today
Sustaining injuries from a dangerous drug or device is serious. Contact us so we can help fight to make sure this doesn't happen again. Nobody deserves to suffer from a defective product. Our lawyers at the Hickey Law Firm will fight for you, so you can focus on your family and your recovery.