New York Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices Attorney
Cases involving defective drugs and defective medical devices fall under an area of law called product liability. When you have been harmed by a defective medication, medical device or medical product the pharmaceutical company or device maker can be held financially responsible for your injuries. You need the help of an experienced product liability attorney to win full and fair compensation for your injuries. Please do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C. and learn more about how we can help.
Justice for Injury Victims
When you have been harmed by a defective drug or medical device, or if you have lost a loved one as a result of their injuries, you deserve full and fair compensation. Too often, drug and device makers put profits above lives. They rush new products to market without adequate testing. Many will cover up results that show the harm that their products can cause, for as long as they can get away with it.
Many defective drugs, devices and medical products are never recalled. When they are, it is often after hundreds or thousands of people have been harmed. In many cases, these defects only come to light when injury victims like you take action and demand justice. The drug and device makers have powerful teams of attorneys dedicated to shielding them from the bad publicity that can harm sales as well as the financial and legal consequences. At the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C., we are here to stand with you and demand justice on your behalf.
Product Liability vs Medical Malpractice
When you suffer a drug injury or injury after a medical procedure, it is natural to assume that medical malpractice was involved. You do not have to figure it out on your own. After a thorough evaluation of the facts in your case, we can determine whether your case falls under product liability, medical malpractice or both.
Product liability applies if your injury, or loss of a loved one, was caused by a defective drug or medical device. Medical malpractice applies if your injury was caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the part of a health care professional or facility. For instance, if your drug injury was the result of failure to warn on the part of the pharmaceutical company, your doctor would not be responsible because doctors were not warned either. Your case would fall under product liability. On the other hand, if your doctor makes a mistake while using or implanting a medical device, medical malpractice might apply. If that device was also defective, your case could fall under both.
To learn more about your legal rights after a drug or medical device injury, or the loss of a loved one, please, call the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C., at (877) 21 NY LAW or contact us online today to schedule your free initial consultation.