I’m sorry to hear about your injuries. Unfortunately, many medical device manufacturers are anxious to reap the financial benefits of selling new devices, which can result in some dangerous medical devices entering the market before they have been properly tested. If you have been harmed by a defective medical device, you should speak with an attorney.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration tries to screen many drugs and medical devices. However, they often rely on testing data which is supplied by medical device manufacturers in their screening processes, which can be biased and incorrect. In addition, several decades ago the FDA adopted a process which allows for quicker approval of medical devices that are similar to existing products already available without the normal testing that is required. As a result, some defective medical devices enter the market that are unsafe and lack any long-term testing.
If you have been harmed by a defective medical device, you have the legal right to take action against the device manufacturer. In order for a case to be successful, typically you must be able to prove that the manufacturer either failed to warn of a device’s dangers, failed to recall a defective medical device, or sold a device with design flaws. You may be entitled to compensation from the device manufacturer, including compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles defective medical device attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.