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What to Do If You Have Been Injured by a Dangerous Drug in Phoenix.
Are dangerous drugs likely to be prescribed for you?
Unfortunately, the following scenario is not out of the question. Doctors prescribe a drug. Patients take it and die. Vioxx is a prime example and one of the most shocking. It’s not the first prescription drug found to be a killer after the fact. It may well not be the last.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vioxx in 1999. It was an anti-inflammatory medication for the acute pain of arthritis and menstrual-related symptoms. Merck, its manufacturer, made $2.5 billion from sales of Vioxx worldwide. When the truth about the drug finally emerged, the public learned that between 1999 and 2003, Vioxx caused 27,000 heart attacks, strokes and cardiac deaths before Merck recalled it in 2004.
An investigative story in The New York Times that year revealed Merck had known since 2000 that Vioxx was dangerous but hid the information. After victims and their families filed numerous lawsuits, the drug company set up a $4.85 million settlement fund for its victims and paid a criminal fine of $321 million dollars to the U. S. Justice Department.
What’s wrong with the FDA’s approval processes?
Major “watchdog” agencies and news outlets have faulted the FDA approval processes for years, including Consumer Reports, Public Citizen, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Yale University and CBS News, among a host of others.
Essure is a recent example of what they charge is another FDA failure. The federal agency approved Essure in 2002 but only issued a Black Box warning for the implantable contraceptive device in 2016, after it apparently caused 303 fetal deaths. In the intervening years more than 5,000 women had filed grievances with the FDA about Essure, charging it with causing unintended pregnancies, miscarriages, stillbirths and severe pain and bleeding.
Hip replacement devices approved by the FDA have caused significant pain and misery for thousands of Americans by failing soon after they were implanted. As The New York Times reported in 2015, “many high risk medical devices today are approved on the basis of just one clinical trial.” A 2015 Reuters report echoed the same complaint. It specifically cited metal-on-metal hip implants for the damage they can do to bones and tissue over time. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in hip replacement cases. One plaintiff was awarded $8.3 million.
Filing a law suit: the best remedy for victims
For more than 40 years, Wayne Wright has been successfully representing those victimized by irresponsible medical companies that take advantage of the FDA’s lax approval processes. Wayne Wright is one of America’s top trial lawyers. His legal awards demonstrate his ability to win cases on behalf of his clients. You only pay fees, agreed upon in advance, when Wayne Wright wins your case. Calls and evaluations are free.
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