Personal Injury

Dangerous Drugs Lawyers and Defective Medical Device Attorneys

Experienced in pharmaceutical drug litigation

Why do you need a dangerous drug attorney? How can a defective medical device lawyer help?

These are questions we often hear at Tracey Fox & Walters. The answer is simple. When these injuries occur, you’re often going up against large corporations or powerful medical institutions. These businesses often have teams of attorneys defending their actions. Why? Because there’s often thousands or even millions of dollars at stake – money you deserve for your medical bills, lost income and other injury-related expenses.

Our defective medical device lawyers and dangerous drug attorneys can help you level the playing field. We know how the legal system works. We know what evidence matters. And we’re not afraid to take bold, decisive action to defend your rights. Whether it’s negotiating a settlement or fighting for a verdict in a courtroom, you can count on Tracey Fox & Walters to be there for you every step of the way.

Understanding your rights

When a doctor prescribes a medication or uses or installs a medical device, we expect that it will help us feel better. Pharmaceutical and device manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe. Our product liability attorneys know that some manufacturers push their products onto the market before the effects are fully understood. This puts tens of thousands of patients at risk and leaves people injured and in pain.

There's no excuse for such serious injuries. If you have suffered painful or life-threatening side effects from a pharmaceutical drug or medical device, we can help. We have a wide range of experience with these cases. We know what legal strategies can help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.

Cases we've handled involve the use of:

Companies that fail to properly research and test medicines can and should be held responsible when their products sicken already vulnerable patients. Side effects from dangerous drugs can cause severe harm to patients, including organ damage, infections, a heightened risk of birth defects and other complications. In some cases, medications meant to treat or cure can end up causing death.

Several medical devices have also been approved over the years to treat a variety of conditions. Some are used in doctors' offices and hospitals as part of routine medical or surgical procedures. Other devices are designed to be surgically implanted to permanently correct a lasting condition. Medical devices that have not been properly researched and tested, or which are discovered to contain a dangerous flaw after they have already been approved for use, can cause serious personal injuries or death. Injuries can be long-lasting and severe enough to damage the patient's overall quality of life.

Our lawyers get results for clients

Our attorneys have been leaders in holding the makers of drugs and medical devices responsible for their negligence. We build strong cases and are ready to fight them in court. Large drug and medical device companies often have a nearly unlimited amount of funds at their disposal for their defense. We have the resources to stay the course and fight for you.

Here are some of our case results:

  • $12,500,000
    Settlement for baby permanently injured by dangerous medication
    Attorneys' Fees & Expenses: $5,569,528.75
  • $6,500,000
    Settlement for child and his family for injuries sustained as a result of a dangerous drug
    Attorney’s Fees & Expenses: $2,188,411.78 
  • $5,500,000
    Settlement for child injured by dangerous medication
    Attorneys’ Fees & Expenses: $2,218,538.87
  • $4,500,000
    Settlement for child harmed by an unreasonable dangerous medication
    Attorneys’ Fees & Expenses: $1,819,859.02
  • $4,000,000
    Child and his family harmed by a dangerous prescription drug
    Attorneys’ Fees & Expenses: $1,630,480.62
  • $4,000,000
    Settlement for child born with serious birth defects as a result of medication
    Attorneys' Fees & Expenses: $1,707,359.44
  • $3,850,000
    Settlement for woman injured by a dangerous drug
    Attorneys' Fees & Expenses: $1,707,359.44
  • $2,750,000
    Settlement for child born with birth defects and developmental disabilities caused by a dangerous medication
    Attorneys’ Fees & Expenses: $1,108,623.10

The value of your case will depend on many different factors. We are committed to helping you get the maximum compensation possible.

Find out what our trusted, Texas attorneys can do for you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with one of our attorneys today. If we take your case, you owe us nothing unless we win.

Power Morcellators

Power morcellators are medical devices designed to remove uterine fibroids in women. The benefit of these devices is that they are less invasive than other types of surgery. The device shreds fibroid tissue into small pieces, which can then be easily suctioned from the body.

But these devices have a potentially deadly side effect. They can help spread undetected uterine cancer to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads, it becomes much more difficult to treat. This lowers a woman's long-term chance of survival. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now recommends against the use of these devices in the majority of women.

If you have undergone a surgery involving the use of a power morcellator and were not warned about the risks of your operation, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us to learn more about your legal rights.

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Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh is an implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence in women. For many years, it was a very popular form of treatment.

But it can also cause painful and dangerous side effects, including severe pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, the erosion of vaginal tissue and even a recurrence of POP. A woman may need corrective surgery to remove the mesh. This procedure is costly, painful and time-consuming.

Many women were never warned about the dangers of transvaginal mesh and now suffer serious emotional, physical, and financial distress because of these defective products. The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh failed these women. We hold them responsible.

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs, commonly called "antidepressants," are used to treat depression and other conditions. SSRIs work by influencing and balancing chemicals in the brain, which can improve the patient's mood. Some common SSRI drugs are Celexas, Pexeva, Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro and Zoloft.

But SSRIs can have side effects, sometimes causing lasting complications and damage. If used during pregnancy, they can lead to birth defects. These include blindness, heart defects and developmental delays. Some SSRIs can increase the risk of suicide. Or they may cause violent mood swings, dangerous behavior and aggression.

Managing partner Sean Tracey won the first Paxil birth defect case in the United States. At Tracey Fox & Walters, we hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the harm their medications cause.

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Invokana (canagliflozin) is a prescription medicine that can help lower blood sugar in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes. It is part of a class of diabetes medications called SGLT2 inhibitors. Invokana became a commonly prescribed drug following an aggressive marketing campaign.

But it has been linked to serious side effects that the manufacturer did not warn people about. These include ketoacidosis (a buildup of toxins in the blood), urinary tract infections, kidney failure and the increased risk of amputation. More recently, Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors have been linked to Fournier’s gangrene, a severe and life-threatening form of bacterial infection that attacks the patient’s genitals.

If you or someone you love has been harmed after taking Invokana, you may be able to recover financial compensation. You shouldn't have to suffer for using a drug that you were told was safe to treat your condition.

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Hip Replacements

Hundreds of thousands of people in the country have received "metal-on-metal" hip implants. Manufacturers of these implants claimed they allowed a greater range of motion and were more durable than other types.

But many people who received the implants suffered complications. Little pieces of metal can come off of the implants and cause painful tissue, muscle and organ damage. The implants were also shown to have high failure rates, leaving many people in need of more surgery.

If you've received a metal hip replacement and have suffered injuries from it, you may be able to recover financial compensation. One of our attorneys can go over your options.

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ERCP Duodenoscopes

A duodenoscope is a device used by doctors to examine part of a patient's small intestine. It is a flexible, hollow tube that is inserted into a patient's mouth and sent down into the stomach. It can be a valuable diagnostic tool.

But it can also cause a patient harm. These devices are cleaned after each use. However, the complex design makes it difficult to clean every surface on it. Infection-causing bacteria called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) can remain on the device and spread to the next person it is used on. The result can be an infection that leads to pneumonia, high fever, septic shock, sepsis or a urinary tract infection. Since the bacteria does not respond to antibiotics, it can also lead to death in some cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered an infection after a procedure where an ERCP duodenoscope was used, contact us. You may be eligible to seek financial compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

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Talc is a natural mineral that is the main ingredient in talcum powder. It is used to help keep the skin cool and dry. For many years, talcum powder was also marketed as an effective feminine hygiene product.

In recent years, studies have shown a link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. It is believed that when used near the genitals, talc can travel to the ovaries and remain in ovarian tissue, where it can lead to inflammation and the growth of tumors. Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the most popular talcum powders, did not warn consumers about this link.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talcum powder, contact our law firm. You may be able to file a legal claim for financial compensation - and we can help you do so. Fighting for injury victims' rights drives us to work hard every single day.

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