If a medical device has hurt you, you may be entitled to recover damages. The rules for filing your case vary from state to state, so you need to talk to an experienced attorney now. Isaacs & Isaacs Defective Medical Device Attorneys have recovered maximum damages for people in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.
Common Medical Device Lawsuits
What is a Defective Medical Device?
Medical Devices such as transvaginal mesh and surgical robots are supposed to help people, not hurt people. Manufacturers of medical devices have a legal duty to make their product as safe as possible and to warn of any possible injury to patients. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates testing of medical devices to assure they are safe for most people and to regulate how they are used. Manufacturers aren’t allowed to market medical devices without FDA approval.
Sometimes the devices are defective even though the manufacturer used reasonable care for the safety of patients when testing, manufacturing, and marketing the product. Unforeseen defects can emerge when the product is used by thousands or millions of patients over a longer period, even after a product receives FDA approval. In these cases, an FDA recall will be issued on the device. Patients who have been injured by these defective medical devices are entitled to recover damages in many cases even if the company complied with FDA standards.
Sometimes a product is released without sufficient warning about possible side effects or danger to users. Companies manipulate the testing process or hide evidence of defects from the FDA and the American Medical Association (AMA) community. A Senate investigation of Medtronic revealed the company paid researchers and others hundreds of millions of dollars, allegedly to suppress test results which showed its hip implant was defective and unreasonably dangerous to patients. Another scenario is when the FDA approves a device for certain uses, then the manufacturer encourages or even bribes doctors to use the device for unapproved uses (mislabeling).
Our Defective Medical Device Law Firm Identifies Wrongdoing
Defective Medical Devices have:
- spread cancer;
- injured organs, muscles, and surrounding tissue;
- poisoned recipients;
- wounded recipients;
- crippled patients;
- caused internal bleeding;
- caused incontinence;
- caused infection;
- led to chronic pain;
- caused permanent disability;
- caused death.
Click on the links to learn more about specific medical devices and how they have hurt patients.
If a defective medical device has hurt you or somebody you love, you may be entitled to recover damages. You should talk to an experienced Defective Medical Device Lawyer immediately. There’s a statute of limitations to file your case which varies from state to state.
Call 800-800-8888 for a free case evaluation. Our experienced Defective Medical Device Attorneys are here for you 24/7.