What Is a Defective Medical Device?
There are a wide variety of medical devices in use throughout the United States, and they are used by millions of people. These include pacemakers, hip replacements, and transvaginal mesh. When these devices work properly, the allow people to live healthier and more effective lives. When these devices do not work properly, however, they can leave users (particularly those who use a device for a long period of time) at risk for a variety of debilitating injuries.
Medical equipment must be approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), but the manufacturer of the device is ultimately responsible to ensure the safety of the product. When a medical device is discovered to be defective, the manufacturer is responsible to inform the FDA and the public about the flaw and any potential risks. If the manufacturer of the defective medical device does not properly inform the public and the FDA in a timely manner about the defect it is can be considered an act of negligence and the manufacturer can be liable for any injuries, illnesses or deaths that occur. A surgeon who uses implants a defective medical device that is the subject of a warning or recall or which the surgeon knew to be unreliable or dangerous can also be liable for the consequences of doing so.
Some of the medical devices that have been found to be dangerous include certain brands of:
- Ultrasound Gel
- Metal on Metal Hip Replacements
- Knee Replacements
- Tracheostomy Tubes
- Soft Contact Lenses
- Dialysis Trays and Kits
- Infusion Pumps
- Coronary Imaging Catheters
- Transvaginal Mesh
- DaVinci Surgical Robot
- Brain Stents and Coils
Some of the manufacturers whose medical devices that have been found to be dangerous include:
- Wright Medical
- Boston Scientific
- Johnson & Johnson
How We Can Help
If you think you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective medical device, it is very important to speak with an experienced New York defective device attorney right away. An attorney who has experience handling these types of claims will know what to look for when analyzing your medical records, what questions to ask witnesses and experts, and how to prepare a strong and compelling claim. The hospital and/or doctor you have filed the lawsuit against will have powerful attorneys defending them, so you need to ensure you have an equally strong and experienced attorney representing you.
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The Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin has over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits and has recovered over $100 million for its clients
If you or a loved one has been been injured due to a defective medical device, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. The medical treatment, physical therapy, adaptive equipment, and any other care that may be needed can be expensive. To ensure you have the financial resources you will need to provide proper medical care and treatment contact the Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin today at (914) 686-4000 to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated New York medical malpractice attorney.
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