Defective Medical Device Lawyers
Medical devices must be safe and should work as promised. To ensure their safety, medical devices should undergo extensive lab testing, clinical trials, and be approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately, many faulty medical devices have been sold and implanted in peoples’ bodies, resulting in unexpected side effects, injury and death. Often times, the device defects arise from a manufacturing or design deficiency, or the products were inappropriately marketed and the patients were not properly advised of the potential risks involved in the product’s use. Manufacturers of defective medical devices should be held accountable for the injuries caused by their defective products. Similarly, a medical professional who knows of risks but fails to convey them to a patient should also be liable for medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical product, whether it was implanted or used during a treatment process, you may have a claim against the manufacturer, material supplier, assembler, wholesaler, retailer, medical professional, or others for compensation. Let our experienced attorneys ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us today by calling (561) 444-7980 to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting to discuss the claim and your legal options.
What are Some Common Types of Defective Medical Devices?
Some common types of medical device defect claims involve the following:
- Drug eluting stents
- Heart defibrillators
- Heart valve rings
- Hernia mesh
- Hip implants
- Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs)
- Knee replacements
- Pain pumps
- Surgical mesh
- Surgical robots
- Transvaginal mesh
How are Defective Medical Device Injury Cases Evaluated?
Medical device liability cases are complex and require a highly qualified team of experts. Medical device product liability experts are often knowledgeable with the various stages involved with the medical device process, including clinical trials, clinical research, laboratory research and development, laboratory testing, product risk management, complaint investigations, 510(k) submissions, reviews, appeals, quality control, product design, and marketing aspects. Retention and development of well-qualified, credible Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Medical Device, and regulatory experts is essential to a successful claim.
What Type of Compensation is Available in Medical Device Injury Cases?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical product, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages, including loss of companionship, funeral costs and lost financial support
- Punitive damages
- Any other damages deemed fair and just by the Court
Consult with Defective Medical Device Attorney
If you think you or a loved one has been injured or experienced complications from a medical device, it’s important to seek legal assistance. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking damages. It is also possible that your case may already be a part of an existing class action, lawsuit or MDL. Since your rights could be impacted by a statute of limitation, it is important to consult with an attorney promptly. Contact the lawyers at Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. to discuss your claim, legal rights and options. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, contact us today at (561) 444-7980 or fill out our online form.
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