The more advanced medicine becomes the more danger there is of being injured or killed due to a defective medical device. In the United States all new pharmaceuticals and medical devices undergo testing by the FDA. As it is such a lucrative industry there is pressure to release these drugs and devices before thorough testing can be done. The FDA does not do much probing and only seems to take the word of the manufacturer regarding the safety of their new product. Many flawed medical appliances and surgical tools are cleared for sales before they’re truly ready. These products, when not tested extensively enough, inevitably lead to injury and sometimes death. When you depend on a piece of medical equipment to support or sustain you and it fails, the results can be both frustrating and dangerous. If you have been the victim of an injury due to a defective medical product, or you lost a loved one due to a defective device you have rights and they need to be protected. One of those rights is the right to seek benefits and financial compensation from the liable party, or parties. Please contact our Maryland product liability attorneys handling defective medical device injury lawsuits in Maryland and Washington D.C. Susan R. Green, founding attorney of @hardballlaw, provides free case evals and charges nothing if she cannot obtain compensation for you.
With an office in Towson she serves all of DC & MD including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Wicomico & Worcester Counties.
How Do Defective Medical Device Injuries Happen?
Most medical products are made correctly and only a few are defective. In other cases they are all flawed and dangerous and these usually end up being recalled by the manufacturer after pressure from the FDA. Medical products that have been named in mass tort and or class action lawsuits in recent years include, but are not limited to:
- Joint implants
- Breast implants
- Hospital supplies and surgical tools
- Hearing aids
- Hip implants
- Transvaginal mesh products
- Knee implants
- Power morcellators
- Heart valve implants
- Infusion pumps
- Robotic surgical systems
If you depend on any medical device, and the manufacturer released a flawed, defective or dangerous product, your health, livelihood and life may be in danger. You may have grounds for a medical device injury claim if the manufacturer’s product resulted in injury, illness or wrongful death either to you or a loved one. Please connect with our defective product injury attorneys for a free case evaluation.
If medical device companies neglect to properly and thoroughly test their new products, it can result in dire health consequences for the unsuspecting consumer. In many cases, the repercussions may be so extreme that manufacturers ultimately recall their dangerous products and remove them from the market. These recalls are too little too late as they only happen after many people get sicker, injured or killed by the flawed device. For a list of all recalled products, including drugs, medical devices, toys, products for the home, office, vehicles, etc. please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall site.
Contact Our Accident Lawyers Handling Medical Device Injury Lawsuits
Have you, or a loved one, used, or were surgically implanted with, any of medical devices mentioned? Or perhaps one that was not mentioned? You may not even notice your injuries right away as they can take years to manifest in many cases. The second you hear of a product being investigated or recalled please seek medical attention even if you are not in pain, have no symptoms, etc. In many cases the device or product needs to be removed regardless. From there consult with our medical device injury attorneys right away. Begin pursuing a defective medical device settlement with the help of the Baltimore, Maryland injury attorneys @hardballlaw handling medical device injury lawsuits in Maryland & Washington DC.