Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers invest billions of dollars into researching and developing new medicines and medical products. In an effort to recoup that investment, some questionable--and dangerous--products make it to market, ultimately injuring or even killing the patients who turned to these medicines and devices for medical relief. If you've been injured by a defective drug or medical device, talk to a personal injury attorney or law firm with experience representing defective drug victims. Under your state's personal injury and products liability laws, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. Your lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf, try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the responsible party, and fight on your behalf in court to ensure you receive the money you deserve.