We are fortunate to live in a time when advances in medical technology make it possible to treat illness, extend lives and improve patients' quality of life. Yet, that same technology also has vast potential to cause harm.
Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are safe for use. This is especially true for pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Their products are geared toward people with vulnerable physical conditions. Problematic side effects and other dangers can quickly topple their already fragile health.
A National Reputation For Success
Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., is a Minnesota law firm with a national reputation for success in handling pharmaceutical liability cases. Our lawyers have won millions of dollars on behalf of patients who fell victim to irresponsible drug and device manufacturers. We're not afraid to stand up against powerful pharmaceutical companies.
We handle cases on behalf of individuals as well as class action cases involving hundreds or thousands of people who were harmed by defective pharmaceutical products.
Who Is Responsible For Ensuring That Drugs Are Safe?
Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe. Among other obligations, they must:
- Obtain FDA approval before making their drugs or devices available to patients
- Conduct adequate testing to identify potential dangers
- Disclose all side effects and other known risks so that consumers, in consultation with their health care providers, can make informed decisions
- Provide clear instructions on how to use the drug or device
- Market their products only for their intended and approved uses (not for "off-label" uses)
Unfortunately, these companies are far too often blinded by dollar signs. They end up cutting corners or downplaying risks to turn a profit. Our firm is committed to exposing these injustices. We're advocates for the victims who end up paying the price.
Harmed By A Dangerous Drug Or Medical Device?
Important: Please DO NOT stop taking your prescribed medications without consulting a medical doctor.
Call our Twin Cities office at 612-444-5604 or send us an email to arrange a free consultation. You won't have to pay any fees unless we're successful.
If you live in Minnesota, we can meet with you personally. We also represent injury victims nationwide.