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Iowa Drug and Medical Device Recall Lawsuits & Attorneys

Resource Links for Iowa Drug Recalls and Medical Device Lawsuits:

Iowa Bad Drug Lawsuits & Iowa Defective Medical Device Cases

Iowa Bad Drug Lawsuits & Iowa Defective Medical Device Cases

Information released by the United States Department of Health and Human Services shows that four out of every 10 Americans consume at least one prescription medication every month, and some of those take up to five pills or more. In the last few decades, there has been a significant rise in the number of knee and hip joint replacement surgeries. Unfortunately, many pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers have been more focused on making profits that ensuring that the consumer’s health and well-being remain safe when using their products.

Studies by the Journal of American Medical Association reveal that nearly 100,000 Americans will die this year due to an adverse reaction to a bad drug. An additional 2 million citizens will experience a nonfatal reaction to prescription medications. In 2008 alone, approximately 2500 medical devices were found to be defective and were either recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer or by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The number of defective devices rose significantly from the year before.

Every consumer of a prescription medication or medical device places their trust in the manufacturer, doctors, and health facilty (doctor’s office, hospital, nursing home) to ensure their health and maintain their quality of life. Recalls of bad drugs and defective medical devices often shatter that trust.

The resources below can help the consumer begin the process of filing a financial claim against every party who caused their harm.

State of Iowa Statute of Limitations

Iowa Civil Statute of Limitations Laws — Code Provisions (Section 614.1)

The state legislature of Iowa enacted their statute of limitations code to restrict the amount of time the victim has in filing a claim or lawsuit seeking financial compensation for their injuries. These include:

  • Personal Injury / Negligence – 2 Years
  • Product Liability – 2 Years “regardless of the age of the injured party”
  • Wrongful Death – 2 Years
  • Medical Malpractice – 2 Years “years with maximum discovery rule of 6 years from occurrence. SOL applies to minors 8 and older. A minor under 8 has until 10th birthday to file suit. Mentally ill: 1 year from end of disability.”

Iowa Medical Resources

State of Iowa Legal Resources

  • State Law Library
    1007 E Grand Ave # 214, Des Moines, IA 50319
    Phone:(515) 281-5124

State and County Bar Associations

Legal Services for Iowa Communities

Nearly every case involving Iowa defective medical devices, medical malpractice, and Iowa bad drug lawsuits is handled by a competent personal injury legal team. There legal services are available in every Iowa urban center and rural area including:

  • Des Moines
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Davenport
  • Sioux City
  • Waterloo
  • Iowa City
  • Council Bluffs
  • Dubuque
  • Ames
  • West Des Moines
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