Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough | Drug Injury Lawyers

How Can Drugs that the FDA Approved Cause Serious Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | June 20th, 2018

June 20th, 2018 | Drug injury

When prescription and over-the-counter medications are released to the general public, most people assume they’re safe, because it means they’ve received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After all, the FDA is the governing body for all consumer and medical products in the U.S., and if it gives the green light to… Read More

What Are the Differences between Drug Side Effects and Drug Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | June 12th, 2018

June 12th, 2018 | Drug injury

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are capable of providing great relief to patients who are dealing with illnesses and injuries. But they’re also capable of causing new problems—some of which can be painful, disabling, and even life-threatening. The problems associated with medications can be classified into two categories: side effects and injuries. Although both are unpleasant… Read More

2 Common Drug Injury Mistakes to Avoid

by Staff Blogger | June 5th, 2018

June 5th, 2018 | Drug injury

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers know that prescription medications are life changing and lifesaving for millions of people in the U.S. every year. But we also know that drugs aren’t always properly researched, developed, and tested before they’re released to the market—and that means countless people are at risk of being… Read More

What Are Common Complications of Defective Medical Device Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | May 29th, 2018

May 29th, 2018 | Defective medical device

Medical devices are designed to help patients better manage their health. These devices range from joint replacements to birth control implants to meshes designed to hold organs and tissue in place. But any time a foreign object is surgically implanted inside the body, there’s a risk of complications. Unfortunately, some medical devices aren’t dangerous just… Read More

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Have Fatal Complications

by Staff Blogger | May 22nd, 2018

May 22nd, 2018 | Drug injury

After the age of 30, men begin to experience small declines in their testosterone levels every year. Over time, the levels can drop significantly, resulting in physical and cognitive problems, including reduced muscle mass, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Recent studies show that around one in four men over the age of 30 suffers from low… Read More

Keyless Ignition Systems Could Lead to Fatal Carbon Monoxide Buildup

by Staff Blogger | May 15th, 2018

May 15th, 2018 | Defective product

Being able to start or stop your vehicle with the touch of a button is both convenient and practical. However, the safety of that feature depends on its reliability, and recent reports suggest that not all vehicles shut off when drivers or passengers exit them with keys in hand. Per a report by the New… Read More

3 Reasons to Call Us for Your Drug or Medical Device Injury Claim

by Staff Blogger | May 8th, 2018

May 8th, 2018 | Drug injury

Prescription drugs and medical devices are supposed to make people suffering from illnesses and injuries feel better. But negligence on the part of healthcare providers and the companies that manufacture those devices can result in vulnerable patients developing serious complications—some of which can be life-threatening. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know all too well… Read More

Don’t Delay if You Suspect a Defective Medical Device Injury

by Staff Blogger | May 1st, 2018

May 1st, 2018 | Defective medical device

Medical devices, such as joint replacements, pacemakers, and surgical implants, are supposed to make patients’ lives healthier and easier. But negligent designs, manufacturing processes, and material choices cause many patients who receive medical devices to suffer disabling complications in the weeks, months, or years after they’re implanted in their bodies. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough,… Read More

Be Cautious If You’re Taking a Newly Released Medication

by Staff Blogger | April 24th, 2018

April 24th, 2018 | Drug injury

In most years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves dozens of new medications to treat a variety of illnesses and health problems. And while all of those medications are subject to testing and approval processes, they’re not always safe for patients to take—but that fact may not be discovered until a medication has… Read More

FDA Announces Restrictions, Increased Guidelines for Popular Birth Control Implant

by Staff Blogger | April 17th, 2018

April 17th, 2018 | Drug injury

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers are here to help women who were harmed by Essure® birth control implants. The implants are linked to a variety of health problems and conditions, including: Intracranial hypertension Uterine and fallopian tube punctures Movement and breakage inside the body Allergic reactions Development of lupus and other… Read More