Defective Drugs


Every day, we rely on prescription and over-the-counter drugs to treat illness and injury and to improve our quality of life.

Unfortunately, drug companies may place a drug on the market without sufficient research and monitoring procedures, and fail to properly inform and warn patients and health care providers about all of the serious risks and side effects associated with their drugs.

When pharmaceutical companies try to cover-up potential dangerous side effects or fail to warn, patients like you suffer. If you have been harmed by a prescription or over-the-counter drug, let us help you work to hold the drug manufacturers accountable.

Potentially Dangerous Drugs

Our medical attorneys have extensive experience with prescription and over-the-counter drug litigation and have held many leadership roles in these types of cases. We understand the complex legal and scientific aspects of medical litigation, and work to uncover aggressive product development and marketing practices that may have caused you or a loved one harm. Our attorneys handle all aspects of discovery and trial in medical lawsuits, including product identification, medical causation, compliance with FDA regulations, adequacy of warnings, allegations of product defects, and coordination of witnesses and experts.

Our medical attorneys dig deep to follow the trail of inadequate research, corporate wrongdoing or hasty marketing of a medical drug to bring justice for our clients.

We are currently reviewing the following potential prescription and over-the-counter drug lawsuits:

  • Accutane®
  • Actos®
  • Effexor®
  • Januvia®, Victoza®, Janumet® & Byetta®
  • Lipitor®
  • Mirena® IUD
  • Pradaxa®
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Associated Drugs Talcum Powder Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Tylenol®
  • Viagra® & Revatio®
  • Xarelto®
  • Xylocaine®
  • Zofran®
  • Zoloft®

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Let Our Medical Attorneys Help You

If you or someone you know may have experienced injury or death following the use of a pharmaceutical or over-the-counter drug, contact our medical attorney team today.

We understand the potential pain and serious side effects these drugs can have on you. When you are harmed, so is your family. We approach each case differently and will work with you to help you understand the often complex legal and scientific aspects involved in medical litigation.

As the business and science behind medical industries grow increasingly complex, we are dedicated advocates for people suffering from these potentially dangerous drugs and work to bring about change to the pharmaceutical industry.

Medical Drugs Cases

Birth Defects and Prescription Drugs

A number of drugs, including antidepressants, have been linked to a risk of birth defects when taken during pregnancy.

Potential Dangers with Birth Control
The use of some birth control products has been associated with serious side effects, some of which may be fatal.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy for men, whether administered as a gel, patch or injection, has been linked to an increased risk for blood clots, stroke and death.

The use of the antidepressant medication Effexor® by women during pregnancy may cause serious and potentially deadly birth defects.

The use of antidepressant medication Zoloft® may be linked to serious and potentially fatal birth defects when taken during pregnancy.

Drugs Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Several prescription and common over-the-counter drugs including Advil® and Motrin® have been associated with a severe and potentially fatal skin disease known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

The use of anticoagulant Pradaxa by those suffering from afib has been linked to serious side effects and even fatal bleeding.

The use of acne medication Accutane has been linked to a number of severe side effects, including gastrointestinal issues, birth defects and suicidal depression.

Viagra and Revatio
Sildenafil, the generic name for Viagra® and Revatio®, has been linked to a significant increase in the risk for developing skin cancer.

Talcum Powder
The use of talcum powder by women in the perineal, or genital, area has been associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

Zofran may cause serious birth defects when prescribed off-label to treat morning sickness.

Xylocaine®, a topical anesthetic, has been linked to serious side effects in infants and children when used off-label to treat teething symptoms.

Call McDermott & Hickey, LLC today for a consultation at (877) 303-6379.