According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the United States is the largest medical device market in the world. By 2023, sales on medical devices are expected to grow to $28 billion. At the same time, 4.7 billion prescriptions are written in the U.S. every year.
Unfortunately, these drugs and devices are not always safe for the public. Since the pharmaceutical industry has demonstrated that it is more interested in turning a profit than helping people, as shown in the current opioid crisis, hundreds of people are injured each year because of these unsafe products. If an individual receives an injury by a malfunctioning medical device or a dangerous drug, he/she may be eligible for compensation.
At Fellerman & Ciarimboli, our Philadelphia drug and medical device injury lawyers have been helping victims throughout Pennsylvania with their lawsuits against Big Pharma. We will stand up for our clients’ rights both in and out of the courtroom and make sure they receive compensation for their injuries.
The Problem With Drug and Medical Devices
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an estimated 7,000 deaths occur each year because of adverse drug reactions, and approximately 6.7 percent of hospitalized patients have a severe drug reaction with a fatality rate of 0.32 percent.
The dangers of medical devices are just as severe. According to this Associated Press (AP) article, there have been approximately 1.7 million injuries and nearly 83,000 deaths reported to the FDA between 2008 and 2018.
Examples of Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
At Fellerman & Ciarimboli, we’ve been handling drug and medical device injury claims for almost 20 years. We know the resources needed to support your case in the courtroom and will fight for your rights at every step of your lawsuit.
A few examples of drug and medical device injury claims we are currently pursuing include: