You should be able to trust that the medical device used to treat your illness or condition is safe and effective. Sadly, thousands of people each year realize that they have been injured because they trusted that a manufacturer produced a safe, effective medical device when that was not the case. Families lose loved ones because of defective medical equipment each year.
Even though a medical device is approved for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), that does not mean that it cannot cause injury or that it is not defective in some way. Manufacturers often act too quickly to market and sell medical devices. They are more interested in rushing to market to make more money than they are in completing sufficient tests to ensure medical devices are safe. They knowingly release products that may have negative tests or insufficient test results. They need to be held accountable for their actions.
However, it can be a difficult fight. Our defective medical device lawyers help victims hold manufacturers responsible for their negligence and wrongdoing. We stand up for victims and their families when a defective medical device causes injury or death.
Proving A Medical Device is Dangerous or Defective
Proving that a medical device is defective or dangerous is a complex undertaking. Proving that the manufacturer was negligent can be even more complicated. To win, we must prove that the device had a design defect, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect and that the manufacturer knew or should have known about the defect but did nothing to prevent or warn of possible injuries. We employ experts and investigators who have extensive experience in their field to help us review research results and conduct further tests to determine how a product is defective and how that defect caused your injury. We have experience handling defective medical device claims. Our legal team knows what is required to investigate and gather evidence necessary to prove fault and liability.
If you believe a medical device caused your injury or resulted in the death of a loved one, you need to act now. The steps you need to take include:
- Secure the medical device in a safe place.
- Put all information, documentation, and packaging in a safe place, including any instruction booklets and manuals.
- Contact our office immediately for a free consultation with a defective medical device attorney.
- Do not allow the manufacturer or other party to test or inspect the product. Keep the medical device in a secure place until you discuss your case with one of our lawyers.
Contact a Defective Medical Device Attorney for a FREE Case Review
Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm and our other nationwide defective medical device lawyers handle a wide variety of cases involving dangerous medical devices. Some of the cases we are working on right now include claims arising from injuries and deaths related to:
- 3D Max Hernia Mesh
- Atrium C-Qur Mesh
- Bard IVC Filter Complications
- Bair Hugger™ Forced Air Warming Blanket
- Essure Birth Control Device
- Ethicon Physiomesh
- DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Systems
- DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Systems
- Sepramesh Hernia Mesh
- Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder Replacement Device
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of a defective medical device, contact our office by calling (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our defective medical device lawyers.
You need a legal team that has extensive experience handling defective medical product claims. Don’t trust your case to an attorney who does not understand the complex nature of these claims. We have the experience, skills, and resources you want fighting for you and your family.