Drugs & Medical Devices
How We Help Our Clients
At SWMW Law, we’re passionate about helping people harmed by the actions of negligent pharmaceutical companies. Our compassionate approach and extensive experience means we’ll work tirelessly on your behalf, to recover the compensation you deserve. From our decades of experience, we’ve honed our skills and legal arguments to the benefit of our clients..
We’ll do all the work, research and paperwork, so you can focus on your health and your family.
In the name of profit, pharmaceutical companies have rushed drugs or medical devices to the market that cause adverse side effects, injuries and illnesses. We hold these companies accountable and fight to recover compensation for medical bills, expenses and lost income, as well as your pain and suffering. And we’ll get you the money you’re owed as quickly as possible. Because People Matter.
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It costs you nothing to have SWMW Law take on your case. Our consultation is free, and you pay nothing unless we are successful in winning your case. And we’re only compensated from the funds you are awarded, there’s no out-of-pocket. Call us anytime at (877) 205–4250 or contact us online. We’ll get to work on your case right away.
Current Lawsuits for Prescription Drugs & Medical Devices
We’re investigating whether the manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, engaged in illegal practices to boost sales, while hiding the drug’s negative side effects. A former Sanofi-Aventis employee blew the whistle on the company’s marketing practices, which claims they misrepresented the safety and efficacy of the drug and provided kickbacks to doctors who prescribed it. This scheme provided Sanofi-Aventis with an exponential profit, bringing in $1.4 billion in just four years. Their desire for profits was more important than any concern for the patient’s well-being.
SWMW Law’s pharmaceutical team can pursue compensation for people who have suffered injury as a result of the IVC (inferior vena cava) Filter, a device designed to capture blood clots before they reach the lungs. Lawsuits that have been filed claim negligence, failure to sufficiently warn the patient of risks, design defects, manufacturing defects and negligent misrepresentation. Five IVC Filter products by different manufacturers have been identified as a source of problems in recent lawsuits:
- The Bard Recovery filter
- The Bard G2 filter
- The Bard G2 Express filter
- The Cook Gunther Tulip filter
- The Cook Celect filter
IVC Filters are cage-like metal devices implanted in the veins of people for a brief period of time to catch blood clots before they reach the lungs. These filters have been linked to numerous complications like vein and organ perforation, migration to other parts of the body or malfunction that can injure patients.
Truvada (Antiretroviral Drug)
SWMW’s pharmaceutical team is currently accepting cases for people injured by the antiretroviral drug Truvada, and other drugs containing the active ingredient tenofovir. Tenofovir drugs include Viread, Stribild, Atripla, Symfi Lo, AccessPark for HIV PEP Expanded with Kaletra, AccessPark for HIV PEP Expanded with Viracept, Complera, Cimduo and Genvoya. If you or a loved one took Truvada and experienced any of the symptoms below, you may be eligible for compensation:
- Bone fractures
- Bone density loss
- Chronic kidney disease
- Renal failure
- Low kidney function
- Kidney failure
It’s been found that the manufacturer of Truvada, Gilead Scientific, knew about the serious problems and almost immediately crafted a new, safer drug without the known side effects. However, the alternative drug was not released until the patent ran out on this less-safe HIV drug.
If you believe Truvada could be the cause of you or a loved ones diagnosis of the above conditions, we encourage you to speak to one of SWMW Law’s experienced personal injury attorneys. It’s clear this company put profits over patient safety and they should be held accountable.
What to Expect
From the very first time we meet until your case is settled, we’ll make sure you feel comfortable and understand each step of the process. Beyond our legal counsel, we’ll keep you informed as your case progresses, answering your calls, returning your emails and addressing any questions you have. When you choose to trust us with your case, you can expect this from our team:
- We’ll come to you, wherever you are in the U.S. at a time convenient for you.
- You won’t pay for any of our costs, and we’re only paid if we win or settle your case.
- We’ll ask you a lot of questions to learn about your illness or injury, so we can determine who is responsible and how to hold them accountable.
- We’ll investigate your specific case, using the knowledge and skills we’ve obtained in our decades of experience fighting on behalf of families.
- Using the information and resources we’ve gathered from past drug and medical device cases, we’ll build the strongest case we can.
- Our team will get to work immediately to get your case filed, usually within two weeks of our first meeting.
- We’ll provide regular updates on your case, and always answer any questions you have.
- We’ll take the trust you place in us seriously, treating you and your family with compassion and respect.
- We’ll explore the best legal argument to ensure you obtain the just compensation you deserve.