Dangerous & Defective Medical Products
Philadelphia Toxic Torts Lawyers
You may have heard the phrase toxic tort from your attorney, a friend or the media. But what does it really mean?
When you buy medication or are told you need a medical device to correct a medical problem, you trust that it will make you feel better. In an attempt to sell their product, however, pharmaceutical and medical supply companies may stretch the truth about the actual results of their product. They may eliminate harmful side effects and known issues from their advertising. For many consumers, this deceit leads to devastating consequences. Injuries resulting from this type of behavior can lead to a type of lawsuit known as a toxic tort.
Did you suffer harm because of a medication error? Do you believe a defective drug caused the wrongful death of a loved one? Was your medical device recalled? Please contact the Philadelphia toxic tort attorneys at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What Is a Toxic Tort?
In short, a toxic tort is a lawsuit claiming that a defective drug or other product caused illness and suffering. Reactions to the defective product could include burns, blood clots, and lacerations. They may even result in wrongful death. To have a valid toxic tort claim, your injury must be a direct result of the harmful effects of the drug. See our “Do I have case?” page to evaluate your claim.
You’re Not Alone
If a drug truly caused your ailments, other people probably suffered the same reaction. Often, victims of defective drugs will file their claim as part of a class action lawsuit so they can present a stronger force against the pharmaceutical company.
Defective medical products also warrant class action tort claims against the manufacturer. Products such as the DePuy hip implant and Triad alcohol swab may require further medical attention due to their defects.
The personal injury lawyers at MyPhillyLawyer handle class action lawsuits for victims of defective drugs and medical devices throughout Pennsylvania. We work closely with the attorneys of Silverman & Fodera to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their claims and the damage caused by distributing a dangerous drug.
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Blood clots and strokes caused by Yaz birth control, fatigue and hearing loss caused by DePuy hip replacement, heart attacks caused by Nuvaring, cancer caused by Raptiva – all these are potential toxic tort lawsuits.
If you believe you may have a defective drug or medical product claim, we encourage you to contact our Philadelphia toxic tort law office today. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation to determine whether it is in your best interest to move forward with legal action. If you do pursue a lawsuit, you can count on us to aggressively assert your interests throughout the legal process.