New York Defective Drugs and Devices Attorney

Raphaelson & Levine personal injury law firm handles product liability cases involving drugs that have been recalled or identified as causes of diseases or severe physical problems that are unrelated to the intended use and benefit of the Drug.

If you have developed a disease or illness that you believe is related to the use of a prescription drug, please contact Raphaelson & Levine at 212-268-3222 for more information. Some of the drugs that are currently involved in litigation include but are not limited to those below:


The drug Actos is taken for diabetes but can cause bladder cancer in some cases.

Hip Implants (Depuy Asr, Zimmer Mmc, Depuy Pinnacle, Biomet, Wright Medical, Stryker)

The criteria for a successful defective product claim is very specific for each manufacturer but the common denominator is that the hip replacement fails due to metal-on-metal or other defects which cause pain from metal debris and require revision surgery.

Testosterone (Most Manufacturers)

The drug testosterone is taken to treat hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH), a condition where the male testes or the female ovaries produce little or no sex hormones. The injury is cardiovascular-related events like myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, and cerebral infarction.

Zimmer Nex-gen Knees

A knee replacement involving metal-on-metal friction that causes device failure and subsequent osteolysis (which involves the bone break down) often requiring revision surgery.

Paxil Birth Defects

The drug Paxil is used as an anti-depressant. If taken by a pregnant woman during her first trimester it could cause cardiovascular birth defects. A New York City Paxil lawyer can help you evaluate your next steps.

Zoloft/ Prozac (Birth Defects)

The drugs Zoloft and Prozac are used as an anti-depressant. If taken by mother during pregnancy it could cause cardiac, neural tube, abdominal wall, and limb birth defects.

Transvaginal Mesh/pelvic Mesh (Avaulta, Gynemesh, Prolift)

Transvaginal mesh is used to surgically treat women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Once implanted the device may lose structural integrity causing infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of the original problem (prolapse/incontinence).

General Motors (GM) Vehicle Ignition

In certain General Motor vehicles, the ignition defect is that the ignition key can be inadvertently jostled from the “on” to the “accessory” position by a driver’s knee or the weight of a keychain causing the car to lose power.

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