Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices, Exposure to Carcinogens2018-04-04T19:54:39-04:00

Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices, Exposure to Carcinogens

When it comes to medical procedures, you trust that the medicine or device recommended by your doctor will help you, not hurt you. You also put trust in the companies that manufacture these products.

Unfortunately, medical device and drug companies often put profit over patient safety.


Dangerous prescription drugs can also cause a wide range of injuries and even death.  Claims arise when a patient is not appropriately warned about the dangerous side effects of a drug, including adverse reactions and addiction. Insufficient lab testing and deceptive marketing tactics also negatively affect patients.

Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars per year at the expense of their users. It is their responsibility to make safe drugs and to adequately warn the doctors prescribing them, and ultimately the patients receiving them, about the risks of these drugs.

Medical Devices

Defective medical devices may cause serious and permanent injuries.  These devices are often manufactured with a defect that warrants their recall. For many patients, the devices have already been implanted before being recalled and the devices must be removed, requiring additional surgery. Additional surgeries to remove a defective device are emotionally draining, lead to unnecessary pain and suffering with additional medical expenses and lost wages, as well as the potential for increased risk of additional failure. Permanent damage is often caused by these devices.


Any substance that causes cancer is known as a carcinogen. But simply because a substance has been designated as a carcinogen does not mean that the substance will necessarily cause cancer. Many factors influence whether a person exposed to a carcinogen will develop cancer, including the amount and duration of the exposure.

Cancers caused by involuntary exposures to environmental carcinogens are most likely to occur for specific exposure, such as workers in certain industries who may be exposed to carcinogens on the job. Products used in household products or insulation are also carcinogens and their exposure over time can lead to a cancer diagnosis.

When medical device, drug companies and producers and sellers of carcinogens allow serious injuries to occur, our firm reacts. You should be able to trust that the medical device or drug used to improve your symptoms is safe. If you believe that you have been injured because of one of these drugs or devices, you need to talk to one of our lawyers right away to learn about your rights. Our attorneys will work hard to hold the manufacturers of these drugs/devices accountable when their products cause individuals harm.

We are leaders in pursuing medical product liability lawsuits involving unsafe drugs and medical devices, and we offer free investigations into these cases for individuals like you. No payment is required until compensation is collected on your behalf. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a dangerous drug or medical device, don’t go it alone–we’re here to help.

Preuss | Foster Law is experienced, innovative and determined to provide brighter futures for those hurt by companies that value profit over safety. Give us a call at 816-307-2788; the road to healing starts today.

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