Defective Medical Device Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a defective medical device, whether it has been recalled or not, our defective medical device attorneys at Douglas & London in New York, NY, can hold the manufacturer or other responsible parties accountable. A patient who has been implanted with a defective medical device is at serious risk for suffering severe injuries or death. Our attorneys represent patients who have suffered injuries from defective medical devices. To date, we have secured more than $75 million for victims of medical device manufacturer negligence. We will work diligently to ensure the negligent party, usually the manufacturer, is held accountable so you receive a fair and just verdict or settlement. Contact our law firm online today or call (212) 566-7500 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case in detail.
About Defective Medical Devices
Advancements in technology and the medical field have brought about life-saving medical devices. But sometimes, due to improper testing or design, those medical devices result in life-threatening injuries. As with prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical devices are regulated and monitored by the FDA. The FDA requires rigorous testing and trials of any device before it is approved for sale. Problems with defective medical devices are not always immediately apparent.
In many instances, the design of the device is flawed, which will cause it to break over time, resulting in injuries. For those who survive, they will likely need surgery to have the device removed. Many require additional revision surgery to correct the problem. Some common medical devices include hip and knee replacements and implants, transvaginal mesh, birth control implants, stents, and defibrillators.
Common Injuries Associated with Defective Medical Devices
Injuries from a defective medical device are often serious and sometimes life-threatening. In many cases, the injury causes permanent damage. Some common injuries associated with defective medical devices include:
- Debilitating pain
- Bone fractures
- Metallosis and metal toxicity
- Limited range of motion
- Tissue damage
- Organ perforation
- Spread of cancer
- Device Migration
Long-Term Effects of Defective Medical Devices
An injury caused by a defective medical device can have serious long-term effects on a patient’s health and quality of life. In severe cases, the defective medical device may result in wrongful death. Still, in other cases, patients are left with extensive medical bills after multiple surgeries, physical and emotional pain, extended time away from work, and some may suffer permanent damage. We can fight for your right to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life.
Our Defective Medical Device Attorneys
Douglas & London constantly monitor national medical device recalls, consumer feedback, and reports and warnings issued by the FDA. Some of the defective medical device cases our attorneys have taken pertain to:
- DaVinci Surgical Robot
- Gastric Bypass Staplers
- Guidant Cardiac Defibrillators
- Kugel Hernia Repair Patch
- Medtronic Cardiac Defibrillators
- Medtronic Lead Wire Recall
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Systems
- Shoulder Pain Pumps
- Transvaginal Mesh Patch
- Zimmer Knee Replacement Systems
In one a high-profile case against a Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon Endosurgery, we obtained an $8.5 million verdict on behalf of the family of a 45-year-old man who died after a staple gun misfired during a weight loss surgery. In instances of medical devices that harm a large number of users, we can coordinate a mass tort as a means of securing compensation for victims.
To date, we have secured more than $75 million for victims of medical device manufacturer negligence.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you or a loved one has experienced complications associated with an implanted medical device, contact Douglas & London law firm online or call (212) 566-7500 to schedule your free consultation. We can provide a thorough assessment to determine if you have a case.