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New Orleans Defective Drug Attorney
Defective Drug Lawyer in New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Defective Medical Device and Drug Lawsuits
Gibby Andry recognizes that innovative drugs and medical devices produced and marketed by respected pharmaceutical companies have tremendously benefitted millions of people, helping them to lead better and more productive lives. However, defective drugs and medical devices can lead to serious complications. When drug manufacturers improperly test and/or market drugs, they are ultimately responsible for the injuries or illnesses which those drugs cause.
At the law office of Gibby Andry, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured as a result of defective products. We have successfully litigated and recovered compensation for victims of pharmaceutical products and have also recovered compensation for victims of faulty hip replacements, faulty industrial equipment in industrial and oil sites, defective conveyor belts and dangerous farm machinery.
What is Defective Drug Claim?
Drug companies have a legal obligation to properly test each product before seeking FDA approval. In addition, drug labels must fully disclose all relevant and material information about the drug and adequately warn of its side effects. Pharmaceutical companies also have a legal duty to discourage misuse.
A defective drug is one whose potential risks outweigh its intended benefits. Defective drugs are often improperly marketed and information about the side effects of the drugs is rarely properly disclosed to unsuspecting consumers.
How Does Product Liability Law Apply to Defective Drugs and/or Medical Devices?
Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.
Every state’s law varies. However, generally under the law of strict product liability, pharmaceutical manufacturers can be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by their products. This liability is usually predicated upon whether the drug or medical device is unreasonably dangerous for its intended use.
People often assume that if a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is safe to use. This assumption is often incorrect. Drug companies are responsible for providing the research and data the FDA uses to determine the safety and efficacy of the drugs. It is the duty of the pharmaceutical companies to appropriately test and monitor the safety and efficacy of drugs.
If you or a loved one has experienced side effects or injuries from defective drugs or defective medical devices, contact the lawyers at Gibby Andry Law. Our New Orleans law firm’s reputation for successful outcomes is well known. Please visit our Case Studies page for specific examples of cases we have handled and the compensation we obtained for our injured clients.
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Gibby Andry’s law office is available 24 hours a day to take calls from clients and Gibby Andry personally handles your case. We offer free consultations. Contact our New Orleans, LA office at (504) 522-1000 or (855) 88-GIBBY to discuss your product liability case.