Philadelphia Dangerous Drugs & Devices Lawyers

Dangerous Drugs & Devices Attorneys in PA

Products created by pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies treat diseases and injuries in much of the world’s population. However, the push for shareholder profits sometimes causes them to mislead doctors and patients, hide potential side effects, and continue selling the drugs and devices well after they know that they are unsafe for a certain percentage of patients.

In other cases, drug and device manufacturers ignore evidence about the dangers of their products following FDA approval. This head-in-the-sand approach leaves patients at risk and unable to make informed decisions about using these products.

Our attorneys represent victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices nationwide. Oftentimes legal investigations and lawsuits are the only way to curb the unsafe marketing and prescription of drugs and devices that cause demonstrated harm, as well as obtain a measure of justice for those hurt by such unconscientious caregiving.

Our Expertise


Breast Implant Lawsuits

If you or someone you loved was harmed due to a faulty breast implant, a lawsuit may be filed against the manufacturer – or less often, against the plastic surgeon.


Injectafer Lawsuits

IDA is caused by a shortage of iron and red blood cells in the bloodstream, which inhibits the body’s ability to transport oxygen to the body’s tissues.


Invokana Lawsuits

Drug used to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. The lawsuits against the drug’s maker claim that manufacturers failed to warn patients and their doctors of serious risks linked to the drug.


Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Injury

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a skin condition that can mirror third-degree burn symptoms, usually brought on by adverse drug reactions.


Subsys Lawsuits

Used to treat breakthrough cancer pain in adults – meant to provide quick relief for significant pain that occurs between doses of other opioid pain medications. Yet only 1% of Subsys prescriptions are written by oncologists.


Zofran Lawsuit

Zofran has been hailed as the most-prescribed pharmaceutical treatment for morning sickness. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration never approved the drug for that use.


Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit

The shingles vaccine Zostavax may cause serious injuries, including shingles, blindness, and even death. Injured patients are filing lawsuits for failing to warn about the potential side effects.

Defective Medical Device Cases We Take On

Dangerous medical devices pose many of the same risks as unsafe drugs — with the added wrinkle that they are often implanted in their users, causing continuous ongoing exposure with risks that sometimes only become clear after a long period of use. 

There are more of these defective devices released every year, but the following dangerous devices bear special consideration as they come with a long track record of harm.

Breast Implant Lawsuit

McEldrew Purtell is currently accepting breast implant-caused injury claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free consultation of your case.

Birth Control Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) Lawsuit

If you were diagnosed with PTC after using birth control, you should contact us today. We are currently investigating a potential connection between birth control and vision loss caused by PTC. Our current investigation encompasses various forms of birth control, including IUDs, pills, implants and shots.

ERCP Duodenoscope – Superbug Infection Lawsuit

Our personal injury lawyers are investigating the CRE superbug infections at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia and other hospitals around the country. Our law firm handles cases involving medical malpractice and defective medical devices. If you or a member of your family have been infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria following a medical procedure with a duodenoscope, please contact us immediately for a free consultation concerning your legal rights.

Essure Birth Control Lawsuit

Women are suing Bayer due to the many complications they have experienced after receiving an Essure sterilization device. Complaints range from problems caused by broken devices, device migration, and even expulsion of the birth control implant in some cases. If you or someone you know is using Essure and have suffered severe complications, you should contact one of our lawyers today.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

While hernia mesh has been a popular surgical solution for many years, the safety of a variety of these implants have been called into question on numerous occasions after patients faced serious complications. If you or a loved one underwent a painful secondary surgery due to a defective hernia mesh, contact our lawyers today.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Lawsuit

IVC filters were designed to prevent life-threatening blood clots in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolisms. Since 2005, however, hundreds of reports of severe IVC filter complications have led to many lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of these devices. If this pertains to you or someone you know, contact one of our lawyers today.

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit

Hip implants are designed to replace the ball-and-socket joint of the hip. While metal hip replacements were designed to be more durable than their ceramic and plastic counterparts, they have been linked to a number of serious health complications.

NuVasive Magec System Lawsuit

The NuVasive Magec System is a magnetically-controlled growing rod system that is used to treat scoliosis and to prevent a condition that occurs as a result of the disease. Recent peer-reviewed studies have shown that the system is one of nine magnetically-controlled growing rod systems that have been linked to defects and the need for revisionary surgical procedures. The time you have to pursue a claim is limited, so contact one of our lawyers today.

Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Lawsuit

If you had a transvaginal mesh (TVM) implant, also known as a pelvic mesh implant or bladder sling, and are suffering from painful, serious side effects after one or more revision surgeries, you are not alone and we can help.

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When to Consult with an Experienced Product Liability Attorney

It’s often hard to determine whether your injuries or post-surgical complications are due to your body’s ability to heal, the severity of your surgical procedure, or just standard symptoms of your surgery. Many hazardous medical and pharmaceutical products can cause damage years after a victim has received a medical procedure or been prescribed certain medications. The best way to know for sure is to call our team of experienced product liability attorneys and learn about what our team can do to get you the justice you deserve.

At McEldrew Purtell, we have over 30 years of experience in litigating dangerous drug and device cases. We take all claims on a contingency basis, and will only charge you attorney fees if we are able to obtain financial compensation for your losses.

McEldrew Purtell welcomes clients local to our Philadelphia offices and those from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and further afield. To schedule a meeting for a free consultation, fill out our form or call us directly at (215) 545-8800.