Defective Medical Device Attorneys
If you’ve been injured or have become disabled from a faulty medical device, we are here to help you.
Medical devices can save lives and improve the health and quality of life of the people that need them. However, defective medical devices can have terrible consequences. Medical device manufacturers have the responsibility of providing safe medical devices. When they sell faulty medical devices, they endanger the health and life of the people that use them.
When a faulty medial device hits the market, it can take a long time to discover a defect in the product. This can result in many people being injured from a defective medical device. The manufacturers are supposed to recall faulty medical devices, but many of them will hide this information or cover up the issue altogether. Eventually, the Food and Drug Administration, also called the FDA, will recall the device. Unfortunately this can take a substantial amount of time. By this time, it can be distributed for a number of years, and to hundreds of thousands of people.
Common Types of Defective Medical Devices
There are many different types of faulty medical devices. They may be defective because they are not properly sterilized, causing infection. They may also be faulty because they have defective parts. These defective medical devices may have parts that break or fall apart, injuring or permanently disabling the patients they are supposed to help. Common types of defective medical devices:
- Breast implants
- Birth control patches
- Artificial hips
- faulty earplugs
- defective hernia mesh implants
- defective surgical staples
- Heart stents
- Pain pumps
- Insulin pumps
- Leaky heart valve implants
- Improperly sterilized gynecological devices
- Knee replacement parts
How do faulty medical devices reach consumers?
Medical device manufacturers do not internationally create or distribute devices that are defective. All medical devices that are mass-produced and distributed to the market are rigorously tested for years. However, even though they are tested, it isn’t perfect process. Sometimes medical devices with defects slip through, or certain defects aren’t discovered until later. The responsibility of the FDA is to protect the public, and make them aware of health issues caused by existing devices. When the FDA discovers a defect, that is when a mass recall is issued. Unfortunately, this is usually too late, and is after many people become injured and have already began filing lawsuits.
Why file a medical device Claim?
If you become injured by a defective medical device, you and your family deserve to be compensated for medical expenses and emotional anguish. However, filing a claim against a neglectful manufacturing company is imperative for holding that company responsible for its actions. Also, if your family member dies as a result of a defective device, payment is critical to cover burial expenses as well as to secure the financial future of your family.
At the Law Office of Betz and Baril, we know how sensitive and difficult wrongful death cases and product liability claims are, when our family members have been victimized.
If you have been hurt by a defective medical device, please contact the defective product attorneys at Betz and Baril at (865) 888-8888, serving clients across the United States.