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Helping Victims of Unsafe Drugs and Defective Medical Devices

We Stand Up to Big Pharma and Biotech Companies on Behalf of Victims in Richmond

Dangerous prescription drugs and defective medical devices harm or kill thousands of Americans every year. At Phelan Petty, we represent ordinary people harmed by dangerous drugs and devices that have names you may have heard of before: fen-phen, denture adhesives, Baycol, Zyprexa, and defective hip implants, among others.

Cases involving dangerous drugs and medical devices are highly technical and require attention to detail as well as aggressive litigation strategies. The multibillion-dollar companies that make these drugs and devices have successfully lobbied to limit victim recoveries, and they’ll use their extensive resources against your case.

At Phelan Petty, we have years of experience handling product liability claims related to dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. We have a deep understanding of the legal, technical, and medical issues surrounding defective products. We’re able to go up against big pharma and biotech companies and win for two reasons.

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First, we only take on a limited number of cases so we can devote our full resources and attention to the clients who need our help the most. Second, we work with world-class experts who help us identify design and manufacturing defects, build compelling cases, and calculate our clients’ damages.

We have experience handling cases involving a wide variety of drugs and medical devices, including:


Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Numerous victims across the country have suffered harm after receiving defective metal-on-metal hip systems, which can cause pain, swelling, metal poisoning, and other serious complications. Read more.

IVC Filters

The introduction of a temporary and retrievable IVC filter can create problems if body tissue grows around the device, causing it to break and/or migrate. This can lead to organ damage, injuries, and even death. Read more.



Diabetics who take Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may have a significantly increased risk of bladder cancer. If you take Actos and have blood or a red tint in your urine, an urgent need to urinate, pain while urinating, or pain in your back or lower abdomen, contact your doctor immediately.

Transvaginal Pelvic Mesh

Women who have had a vaginal mesh patch implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are at risk for serious injuries caused by mesh extrusion and scarring.


Low-Testosterone Drugs

Low-T drugs can triple a patient’s risk of heart attack. Blood clots, stroke, and deep vein thrombosis are also linked to Low-T drugs and supplements.



Used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism, Risperdal can cause male patients to grow breasts (gynecomastia).

Not Just Another “Bad Drug” Lawyer

While you’ve probably seen countless ads for drug and medical device lawyers on television and on the internet, many of them only want to process and settle as many cases as possible. These firms rarely fight to get the best possible results for victims, and they often put profits ahead of their clients’ best interests.

At Phelan Petty, we spend time with our clients, getting to know their stories, struggles, and personal preferences. When you choose us to handle your case, our legal team will work closely with you and always keep you updated about your claim’s status. We understand our clients’ struggles, and we know they need high-quality, attentive representation, not impersonal “big box” service.

To get a free, no-risk assessment of your case from an attorney who has experience handling defective medical device and dangerous drug claims in Virginia, contact us today.

To get a free, no-risk assessment of your case from an experienced Virginia injury attorney, please contact us right away.