Millions of people have used or had medical devices installed in their bodies under the mistaken belief that they must be safe and free of defects because they have been approved by the federal government. Unfortunately, pre-market government approval does not guarantee that unsafe or defective medical devices will not reach the marketplace. In many cases, defective devices are inserted into unsuspecting patients who desperately require them. Medical devices, like artificial shoulders, hips and knees, pacemakers and defibrillators, and a wide variety of valves, stents, catheters and medical hardware are no different than other products to the extent that defects in their design, manufacture and warnings can exist and can lead to severe injuries and deaths.
Medical devices are no different than other products to the extent that defects in their design, manufacture and warnings can exist and can lead to severe injuries and deaths.
There is no question that properly designed and manufactured medical devices have saved or vastly improved the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, illness or other health-related problems that would otherwise have few options. When the proper steps are taken, testing done, and performance monitored, a properly functioning medical device can have enormous benefits. In fact, when a company makes a medical device, the law requires that they exercise such due care, because the success or failure of their product can seriously affect people’s lives.
However, when a company fails to make sure its product is safe for use and do the testing necessary to ensure its functionality, or covers up known defects or problems, innocent people can be needlessly harmed.
As Medical Device Defect attorneys we can help
At the Didier Law Firm we have extensive experience in evaluating and litigating medical device defect cases. If you suspect a defect in a medical device or product caused a serious injury or wrongful death, contact us for a free evaluation of your case. We stand ready to bring our knowledge and expertise to bear for consumers injured by defective medical devices.