Defective Products and Recalls
Any manufactured product which is defective and causes injury may entitle the victim to a money recovery. Product defects can be the result of a number of factors and conditions including:
Toronto and York Region Product Defect Law
Ontario law provides a basis for recovery if you or a loved one are injured as a result of a defective product. The law is complex and proof involves a complete review of the product design, development, manufacture and labeling requirements.
Ontario Pharmaceutical Litigation Lawyer
When your doctor prescribes a drug to help you manage or overcome a health problem, you trust that it will be safe and effective. Unfortunately, some prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, and herbal health supplements can have dangerous, and even life-threatening, side effects, including kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and even wrongful death.
Drugs In the News:
Accutane: Acne treatment; side effects include: birth defects, depression, suicide and more.
Avandia Linked to congestive heart failure and myocardial ischemia
Bextra: Treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and dysmenorrhea. Linked to high incidences of heart attacks, strokes and potentially fatal skin conditions.
DePuy Hip Implant: Metal debris causes inflammation, and can lead to damaged muscles and soft tissue.
Digitek: Tablets may contain twice the approved level of active ingredient.
Fosamax: Bisphosphonate medication used for bone loss; linked to jaw bone death.
Gadolinium: MRI/MRA Contrast Agent and Association with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD).
Ketek: Or telithromycin;& antibiotic treatment for respiratory infections. Linked to cases of liver toxicity.
Kugel Mesh Patch Recall: Used for ventral or incisional hernias; device ("memory recoil ring") is prone to breakage.
Ortho Evra: Birth control patch - exposes 60 percent more estrogen. Greater risk for blood clots and strokes.
Paxil: (SSRIs) - prescribed anxiety disorder, OCD, depression and more. Linked to extreme acts of violent behavior.
Prisma Dialysis Recall: Kidney dialysis system, alerts caregiver of fluid imbalance. Linked to serious injury or death if not monitored properly.
Reglan: Can cause Tardive Dyskinesia.
ReNu Recall: ReNu with MoistureLoc potentially linked to blinding eye infection, Fusarium keratitis.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Often caused by an allergic reaction to a drug or medication. SJS side effects: painful blistering skin rash, peeling skin, and blistering sores.
Tequin: Or gatifloxacin. Antibiotic associated with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Trasylol: Drug, prevents bleeding during heart surgery. Risk of kidney failure, increase of heart attack, heart failure and stroke.
Viagra: Drugs increase blood flow; relief for erectile dysfunction. Linked to blindness.
Vioxx: Rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Side effects include heart attack, stroke, even death.
Yaz: Drugs linked to heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism.
Zelnorm: IBS drug linked to cardiovascular events of stroke and heart attack.
Zoloft: Drug used to treat depression. Linked to birth defects in children where mother took Zoloft during pregnancy.