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defective drugs



Leitner Varughese PLLC is a premier New York-based law firm representing people that were seriously injured by defective prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as dangerous medical devices.


A defective drug is a prescription or over-the-counter medication that causes physical, psychological or emotional injuries. These injuries, and potential lawsuits, may result either from a defect in the drug, or because of incomplete labeling or insufficient warnings. Defective drugs can come in the form of either over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs. Unfortunately, consumers often do not learn about the dangers of certain drugs until years after the drug has been sold in the marketplace, and it is often too late for the people who have been injured as a result.


Product liability laws hold the manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors responsible for developing and dispensing defective drugs and medical devices.  A drug may be defective because of design flaws, manufacturing defects and insufficient labels and warnings.  Just because a drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not mean that it is necessarily safe. Leitner Varughese PLLC also represents clients who have suffered injuries involving high profile dangerous medical devices that are listed below. 




Current Defective Drug / Pharmaceutical Litigations that Leitner Varughese, PLLC is handling or is investigating include:


  • Actos Bladder Cancer

  • Depakote

  • Fosamax

  • Lipitor Lawsuit Lawsuit

  • Paxil (and other SSRI's) 

  • Propecia

  • Risperdal Lawsuit

  • Testosteron Ther

  • Topamax

  • Yasmin, Yax or Ocella

  • Zoloft 


Current Medical Devices and Product Related Litigations that Leitner Varughese PLLC is handling or is investigating include:


  • Depuy Hip Replacements

  • Transvaginal Mesh

  • Failed Knee Replacements

  • Da Vinci Surgical Robot

  • Mirena Birth Control


Past Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigations:


  • Avandia

  • Bextra

  • Celebrex

  • Chantix

  • Digitek

  • Duragesic Fentanyl Patch

  • Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Patch

  • Levaquin

  • Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Wires

  • Heparin Sodium Usp

  • Ortho Evra Patch

  • Vioxx

  • Zicam

  • Zyprexa


At Leitner Varughese PLLC, we understand how a defective drug or medical device can harm you and impact the lives of you and your family.  A defective drug or medical device can cause serious physical and emotional pain, unnecessary medical costs and missed work. 


If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective drug or medical device, please contact the product liability attorneys at Leitner Varughese PLLC today.  We serve clients nationally throughout the entire United States.  To learn how we may be able to help you, contact us today at (855) LV LAW NY.




TOLL FREE: 855 LV LAW NY (855-585-2969)

631-240-4390 (LI)

212-671-1110 (NYC)

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