Drug Liability Lawyers

Hire Powers Rogers & Smith as your Chicago Injury attorney today. 

Each year, thousands of people die from or are seriously injured by prescription and over-the-counter drugs they believe to be safe.  Similarly, countless people are injured as a result of defective medical devices or medical implants.  Many of these defective drugs and products are inadequately tested or have insufficient warnings on their labels. 

The experienced attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith have handled a multitude of complex defective medical device cases and defective drug cases, including DePuy and Stryker hip replacement cases, as well as the case of K.K. v. American Home Products, 99 L 6794 (Cook County), which involved the defective drug Cordarone.  In that case, despite knowledge that blindness and vision loss could result from use of Cordarone since 1985, Defendants failed to alert the medical community of the risk and in February 1997 K.K. was prescribed Coradone for a heart rhythm disturbance.  After taking the drug for approximately four months, K.K. suffered complete and permanent vision loss and blindness.  This case ultimately settled with the Defendant pharmaceutical company responsible for marketing, distributing and selling the dangerous drug for $10,000,000.00. 

Have you suffered hemorrhaging, stroke, or paralysis after taking Coumadin®?
As a Chicago injury attorney Power Rogers & Smith has won various product liability lawsuits involving Coumadin® (Warfarin sodium). Coumadin® is an anticoagulant drug that initiates certain clotting factors that are formed in the liver. Product liability lawsuits filed by Power Rogers & Smith were based on clients experiencing adverse effects to Coumadin® resulting in hemorrhaging, stroke, paralysis, and other adverse outcomes.

If you, a family member, or someone you know has been seriously and/or permanently injured as a result of taking Coumadin®, please contact the Chicago injury attorney experts knowledgeable in Coumadin® lawsuits, Power Rogers & Smith, by filling out our online contact form.

Todd A. Smith, a founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, has represented victims of defective and dangerous drug products for over 30 years.  He was recently involved in the successful resolution of numerous cases in the Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) litigation involving Wyeth/Pfizer's drug, Prempo, promoted by Wyeth/Pfizer to provide relief for menopausal symptoms without informing of the dangerous side effects of dramatically enhancing the potential for breast cancer.

Todd successfully obtained a $10 million dollar settlement in K.K. v. American Home Products for a 74 year old who lost sight in one eye with diminished vision in the other due to Codarone (Amiodarone) - due to a failure to warn of side effects in its use.  Recently, he obtained for his clients, substantial recoveries in the defective hip device litigation.  He obtained a $17.25 million dollar result for a 17 year old who suffered a brain injury involving the use of the drug Coumadin.

Similarly, Todd handled numerous cases against Pfizer Pharmaceutical on behalf of victims of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which significantly increased the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. 

These types of cases are complex and the expertise from acquired experience is important to being successful.

You can email Todd at tsmith@prslaw.com or call (312) 827-6108 (after hours).

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