Thousands of people every year receive medical devices that are intended to help them improve their functioning and their lives. People may receive these devices after injuries or as the result of disease. Such devices include heart valves, defibrillators, hip implants, and pacemakers. These medical devices and implants are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are supposed to be fully tested before FDA approval and being available to the public.
Even though the FDA approves these devices, some of them include defects or produce severe side effects which cause serious and permanent injuries. Many times, a person who received a defective medical device may need additional surgery to repair or replace the defective device.
Medical devices can cause injury in two common ways — the doctor misused the device by prescribing it incorrectly or the device itself is defective. These are complicated issues and require an experienced team of attorneys and experts in the field.
Litigation and lawsuits related to defective medical devices and procedures currently include:
Bard IVC Filter
Depuy ASR Hip Implant
InFuse Bone Graft Complications
Mirena IUD Side Effects & Complications
Modular-Neck Hip Stems by Stryker Orthopedics
Morcellation – Uterine Cancer Lawsuits
OtisKnee Surgical Knee-Replacements
R3 Acetabular System Hip Replacement
If you you or a loved one has been injured, or even died, after an experience with a medical device, please call us as soon as possible. We are here to help you and will provide a free consultation.