Defective Medical Devices
Defective medical devices can place the recipient in tremendous danger, often threatening the patient's life. While our world has certainly evolved in terms of life-saving devices and technology, devices which are designed to improve the quality of life and give patients hope can be defective, just as any other product can. Some manufacturers get in such a rush to market their devices that they fail to properly test for effectiveness and safety. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles defective medical devices lawyers are dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients and recovering the full compensation you deserve for costs associated with your injuries.
Examples of medical devices which may be faulty or defective include cosmetic and breast implants, plates and metal screws, defibrillators, pacemakers, artificial knees or hips, mesh or other intrauterine devices, heart valve implants, insulin pumps, and devices that are not properly sterilized. Sadly, the devices patients depend on to make their lives better often do just the opposite. Serious injuries affect not only the patient, but the family as well. Every aspect of your life may be affected, including your career.Orange County Personal Injury Attorneys Fighting for Victims of Negligence
When a pacemaker fails to maintain proper heart rhythm or completely stops, it can threaten the patient's life. Fibromyalgia has developed in some women whose breast implants have ruptured. IUDs (intrauterine devices) have caused pelvic disease. As concerned lawyers fighting on behalf of victims of defective medical devices, we feel strongly that manufacturers must be held accountable for faulty devices, and the public made aware of these harmful products.
Medical manufacturers reap huge profits from devices that are successful, however they must take responsibility for ensuring these products are safe for consumers before bringing them to market. When a medical device is defective, the manufacturer or even those involved in its design may be found liable for damages. As a consumer, you may have seen news regarding the following products on television:
- Depuy Hip or Knee Replacements
- Transvaginal Mesh Implants
- Bladder Slings
- Medtronic Infuse
It is critical that patients who have been injured because of a medical device contact an LA defective medical devices attorney at once, as there are often time limits in which a claim may be filed. You may be eligible for compensation including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, even future income and medical costs in some cases. Without recovering damages, you could face substantial financial problems in the future.Contact The Justice Firm now
At The Justice Firm, we fight aggressively to protect our clients' legal rights and secure the justice you deserve. Insurance companies will do everything in their power to limit or deny injury victims' claims, so do not settle for less than you deserve. Before you talk to the insurance company, be sure to contact our skilled negotiators. Contact us now at 310-914-2444.