Defective Medical Devices
Lawsuits Against Defective Medical Device Manufacturers and Doctors
Everyday, people purchase products and services trusting that the individuals who created it made it safe and effective. When products are made incorrectly or negligently, the damage can be minimal or life-threatening. In the industry of medical device manufacturing, the damages associated with defective products can be fatal. If you or someone you love was severely injured after receiving a defective medical device, consult an experienced products liability attorney to learn more about your rights. Call (713) 932-0777 or chat with us below for more information.
Medical Devices Use & the FDA
There are many factors associated with the decision to use a medical device. This process should be carefully decided between you and your medical provider. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the legal authority to regulate medical devices and electronic radiation-emitting products. The FDA has also set into place regulatory controls for medical devices in the United States. Unfortunately, the information provided to the FDA is not always 100% accurate. When information is withheld during the approval process, this can lead to gross misleading of the public and serious irreparable harm.
Defective Medical Device Lawsuits
Thousands of lawsuits have and will continue to be filed against medical device manufacturers with the goal of compensating patients who have been injured using their products. Some manufacturers have class action lawsuits pending against them, and others have been combined into a multidistrict litigation (MDL). Other cases are brought individually against the doctors who had information regarding risks but failed to disclose it to the patient.
At the present time, the medical device cases we are evaluating and assisting with include the following:
- Bair Hugger Warming Blankets
- Cardiac Heater Cooler Devices
- Essure Birth Control Lawsuits
- Hernia Repair Mesh
- IVC Filters
- Stryker Hip Implants
- Transvaginal Mesh
If you have been injured by another medical device, feel free to call and discuss it with us as well.
Devices Under Recall
The FDA will issue press releases on medical device recalls both voluntary and involuntary, when they have determined a product is too dangerous on the market as is. This does not always mean the manufacturer has to stop selling the product, nor that it has caused an injury to you by use, but rather, that the manufacturer must make some sort of changes to the way it is manufactured and/or marketed. If you are using a medical device subject to recall, you should review the FDA recall notice and follow the instructions therein regarding continued use and/or return of the device.
Attorneys for Defective Medical Devices
At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we have been serving personal injury victims in Texas since 1979. We understand the complexities and damages associated with defective medical devices and believe that negligent manufacturers should be held accountable for their actions. If we cannot represent you, we will help you find an attorney who will.
Defective medical devices have the potential to cause life-threatening, and sometimes fatal injuries. No patient suffering injuries due to the negligence of a medical device manufacturer should have to face the situation alone. Call (713) 932-0777 or chat with us below to learn more about your rights.
Defective medical device claims can be very expensive to pursue. In order to maximize your recovery and cost-effectively handle your case, some defective medical devices cases are likely to be referred to other law firms with prior client approval.
Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.