Defective Medicines Medical Products
Leading Fort Worth Attorney Assists Victims of Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
Securing compensation for injured clients
People have a reasonable expectation that the medicines they take and medical devices they use are going to help them, not harm them. We trust doctors, pharmacists and drug and product manufacturers with our health and often our very lives. When these drugs and devices harm rather than heal, an unsuspecting public is put at great risk. If a drug or medical device used as intended has caused you harm, the Beasley Law Firm may help.
Most of us who are prescribed medicines or use medical devices have no idea what these products are actually made of or how they’ll affect us when we use them. Shockingly, oftentimes the prescribing doctor may not be aware of the danger because the manufacturer hid or withheld the extent of the danger from the physician. When these products are defective, they fail to provide the user with the promised treatment. What’s worse, however, is that they cause harm that didn’t even exist before their use. One example of a product that was supposed to improve surgical procedures for women but has been found to cause harm is transvaginal mesh.
This synthetic medical device was developed in the 1990s to be surgically implanted through the vagina to treat women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In wide use for years, transvaginal mesh was found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 to result in rare but serious complications. After reviewing more data, in 2011, the FDA revised its earlier assessment, stating that the medical complications of transvaginal mesh are not rare and can be debilitating. However, despite this, the FDA has not pulled this product from the market.
Some common complications of transvaginal mesh are:
- Mesh erosion — The mesh sometimes falls apart within the body and often requires a number of surgeries to remove its pieces.
- Vaginal scarring and perforation — As it deteriorates, or if it’s improperly used, it can cut holes and leave permanent scars.
- Infection. The cuts it causes in body tissue can become infected, causing severe medical problems.
- Bleeding — Cuts caused by the mesh can cause persistent bleeding.
- Pain during sex —A defectively fitted or eroding mesh can make it too painful to have sex.
If you put your trust in the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh and are now confronted with the need to have it surgically removed, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain, suffering and medical bills.
Getting you what you’ll need
The Beasley Law Firm understands the sense of betrayal and helplessness that a defective medicine or medical device causes its victims to experience. When the medical establishment you’ve trusted causes pain and suffering beyond your original illness or injury, you may not know where to turn. We can help.
We know how to take on the big insurers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. We work tirelessly to determine who is at fault and hold that party responsible for the harm you’ve suffered, no matter how big they might be.
Call our Fort Worth attorney about your defective drug or medical device case
The Beasley Law Firm prides itself on its close and compassionate representation of its clients. We know how difficult your life can be when you’re hurt, so we’ll focus on doing what must be done to get you the help you need and the fullest financial compensation for your injuries. We’re available in downtown Fort Worth on weekdays, during normal business hours, and evenings and weekends by appointment. Call 817.338.1877 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We offer contingency fee arrangements, so you often won’t be billed unless you receive financial compensation. In appropriate cases, we partner, refer to, or joint venture with other counsel in an attempt to seek the just compensation you deserve.