Andrew Steinberg has been working to promote consumer awareness about dangerous pharmaceutical products for over twenty years. Andrew closely followed the cholesterol medication, Baycol, and its subsequent removal off the market in 2001. Since then, Andrew has written aggressively on dangerous medications and defective medical devices like Benicar, Essure, Invokana, Risperdal, Xarelto, Zofran, Bair Hugger, IVC Filters, Power Morcellators, Talc Powder, Nexium, Prilosec, Depakota, Lipitor, Mirena, Paxil, Pradaxa, Topamax, Yaz, Zoloft, Hip Replacements, and Insulin Pumps among others.
Andrew graduated from the University of Texas with Honors and quickly discovered his love of writing. After realizing how often the pharmaceutical industry puts profits above consumers, and Andrew decided to focus his journalistic efforts on consumer advocacy.
In the United States, a tort refers to a, “body of rights, obligations, and remedies that is applied by courts in civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others.”
An MDL stands for multidistrict litigation and is a special legal procedure conducted in federal court that is designed to quickly conduct the handling of complex cases, which can include dangerous drug and medical device lawsuits.
It means the manufacturer made an error either in the design or the fabrication of a product that causes it to not work as intended. This can be especially dangerous in many cases, such as those of faulty medical devices and prescription drugs.
A defective design in a product is one that is so great, the product cannot be utilized for the purposes intended or is even made hazardous as a result of the defect, imperfection, or design flaw. In the case of medical devices, this can be a deadly mistake.