San Francisco Defective Medical Devices And Drugs Lawyer

Our California-based defective medical device lawyers have the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and prosecute injuries and disabilities claims that arise from the use of defective and dangerous prescription and nonprescription drugs, supplements, over-the-counter remedies, and medical prostheses and devices.

Courts often give great deference to Food and Drug Administration approval, but recent history tells us that approval by the FDA means little, if anything, about the safety of pharmaceuticals.

By the time a drug or device is recalled by the manufacturer or the U.S. government, many people may have already been killed or injured. Our attorneys have handled cases involving ASR hips, Stryker hips, Sulzer hips, INFUSE Bone Grafts, OB tape, vaginal mesh, contaminated heparin, Actos, Vioxx, Bextra, Rezulin, silicone breast implants, Fen-Phen, L-Tryptophan, defective IUD birth control devices and a host of other drugs and devices.

With a full-time physician/attorney on our staff, our legal team is set apart from other personal injury law firms by our ability to provide our clients with resources for investigating dangerous drug and device cases. Our lawyers have served as lead counsel in major pharmaceutical cases against Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics, Medtronic, A.H. Robbins and a host of other major international pharma companies.

Experienced Bay Area Injury Attorneys

When, in the relentless pursuit of profit, drug companies cause needless death by ignoring potentially disabling and fatal side effects, you need attorneys who have done battle with these corporate giants and won.

Each year, numerous defective or poorly designed medical devices cause deaths and severe injuries. Some of these devices are immediately recalled, while others are allowed to linger on the market.

Our product liability group represents the survivors of deceased patients whose deaths were the result of defective medical products. Successful claims against the makers of medical instruments, prosthetic devices and implants involve multiple findings, working with experts in many fields, exhaustive investigation and significant financial resources.

At Walkup, our pharmaceutical liability attorneys have the experience, resources and network of medical experts and investigators to successfully pursue such claims, whether on behalf of an individual client or a group (or a class) of plaintiffs injured by the same device.

We are working on or have worked on claims against the makers of potentially dangerous drugs, medical instruments and devices, including:

  • Actos
  • Accutane
  • Arrow Sheath Introducers
  • Baxter dialysis filters
  • Biomet hip replacements
  • Boston Scientific infusion ports
  • Children’s Motrin
  • Cordis Precise RX stents
  • DePuy ASR hip implants
  • Guidant Multi-Link Vision stents
  • Guidant pacemakers
  • Lipitor
  • Medtronic defibrillators
  • Medtronic insulin pumps
  • Merida
  • OB tape
  • Pradaxa
  • Paxil
  • Stryker Rejuvenate hips
  • SSRIs
  • Transvaginal mesh

If a defective medical device caused a family member injury or death, it is critical that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Because cases involving defective medical devices are complex and expensive and issues of federal safety and FDA approval may pre-empt state law, you need an experienced and competent team of wrongful death medical device specialists.

Examples Of Successful Representation In Defective Medical Devices And Drugs Cases

Kransky Vs. DePuy-ASR — $8.35 Million Jury Verdict

Dangerous Surgical Instrument — $5,125,000 Settlement

Defective Heart Stent — Major Confidential Settlement

Dangerous Diabetes Drug — $2.5 Million Settlement

Dangerous And Defective Urological Surgical Instrument — $1.4 Million Settlement

L-Tryptophan — Multimillion-Dollar Settlements

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Get Experienced Legal Help

The California medical product liability law firm of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is prepared to help. We are prepared to determine whether the device, prosthesis, instrument or implant was properly designed and manufactured, whether appropriate and adequate warnings and instructions were provided, whether sufficient testing was done prior to placing the product on the market, and whether the manufacturer, in the hope of making substantial profit, overpromoted the safety, effectiveness or benefits of the device.

Because of strict timelines that govern the prosecution of product liability claims both in California and Nevada, it is imperative that you meet with one of our California attorneys as soon as possible to preserve your claim.

For a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at (415) 889-2919 or contact our firm online.