Defective Medical Device Attorneys
The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act lists over 1,800 types of medical devices, which include:
- Heart valves
- Hip and knee devices
- Infusion pumps
- Ultrasound equipment
- X-ray machines
Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the sale of medical devices, a manufacturer must ensure its products are safe and effective for public use. Despite the rigorous process of seeking FDA approval, defective medical products injuries still occur with alarming frequency.
While medical devices are designed to help save lives, defective products can do more harm than good. Defects or faults can prevent these products from working as they should. In fact, a defective medical device may worsen whatever condition the patient has.
If you believe the defects or faults in medical devices caused injury to you or your loved ones, speak with the defective medical device attorneys at Liles White PLLC today. We offer effective and experienced legal representation to individuals who have incurred defective medical products injuries.
Defective Medical Product Manufacturer’s Duties
Every year, millions of medical devices are transplanted, attached, or used by patients to enable them to function better, live healthier, and experience an improved quality of life. But if these medical devices are defective in some way, they stand to cause more health problems, leaving patients at risk for more serious, debilitating injuries.
If a medical device is found to be unsafe for public sale, use, or consumption, its manufacturer is required to inform the FDA and the public of its flaws and potential risks. Failure to do this in a timely manner may be deemed as a negligent act on the part of the manufacturer, which could expose the company to liability in the event a person dies or suffers injuries after using the faulty medical device.
The defective medical device attorneys at Liles White have handled nationwide cases in this area, including defective hip implant litigation against manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics.
Launched in 2004, DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular System is a hip replacement system, which was found to have a faulty design that resulted in failure and several patient complaints. Medical experts say it was the hip implant cup’s design that triggered the failures and caused health complications among patients.
It was only in 2010 that DePuy sent notices to doctors regarding the flaws of their device and how its use can increase the risk for defective medical products injuries.
Seeking Legal Representation
Thousands of patients have died or been injured as a result of defective medical devices. If you or your loved ones are among the victims of these faulty products, contact the product liability attorneys at Liles White PLLC and get help seeking the compensation you are entitled to.
Our defective medical device attorneys are currently handling cases of individuals harmed by the use of malfunctioning devices. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to aggressively pursue your case in court and to help get the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call us today for a free case evaluation.