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As science has advanced, companies have developed many medications and medical devices to treat all kinds of physical and even mental conditions. Many of these products enhance the quality of life of patients and some even save lives; As members of the general public, we would like to believe that these companies hold the safety and well-being of consumers as their top priority. Sadly, history has shown otherwise.
Patient safety often takes a backseat to corporate greed and company profits. Products have been rushed into the market without adequate testing and research to ensure that their risks do not outweigh their benefits to consumers. In some cases, evidence has even shown that powerful and wealthy corporations have actually known of the potentially fatal risks associated with taking certain medications, but hid information from the public so that they could continue making large profits. As a result, the unsuspecting consumer is often left in a far worse condition for having taken the medication.
Ms. Johnson has represented many individuals who have been injured by medications or medical devices. For example, she represented hundreds of people who were diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension - a fatal lung disease - or valvular heart disease as a result of having taken Fen-Phen or Redux. Fen-Phen was a combination of the medications fenfluramine and phentermine; dexfenfluramine, or Redux, was the chemical cousin of fenfluramine.
Evidence in the Fen-Phen cases showed that the manufacturer of the fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine, American Home Products (later renamed Wyeth), knew that the medications were harmful and potentially fatal long before the public was made aware of these facts. Ms. Johnson was relentless in her pursuit of American Home Products, obtaining substantial settlements for people injured by their products.
Vioxx, a medication for arthritis was withdrawn from the market in 2005 due to its association with causing heart attacks and strokes. Ms. Johnson handled the settlement of cases for a number of individuals who had taken Vioxx and suffered heart attacks and strokes as a result.
In addition, Ms. Johnson has worked on a number of similar litigations involving both medications that were taken off the market by the Federal Drug Administration and some that were not.
Currently, The Law Firm of Jennifer R. Johnson is taking cases related to the following medications and medical devices:
If you believe you may have been injured by a medication or medical device, whether on this list or not, contact The Law Office of Jennifer R. Johnson and the firm will provide a complimentary consultation.