Orlando Medical Device Defects Attorneys
Over the last few decades, advances in science and medicine have resulted in a wide variety of medical devices that have increased the quality of life – and even saved the lives – of millions of people. As a result, we have come to trust these medical devices. Most of the time that trust is warranted; however, if a medical device is defective, it can cause serious harm, even death, to the person it was intended to help. If you were injured by a defective medical device, the experienced medical device defects attorneys at Bailey Fisher are committed to helping you secure compensation for your injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable.
What Makes a Medical Device Defective?
In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating medical devices. This includes issuing any recalls of potentially defective devices or implants. A medical device can be defective because of a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or because the device/implant failed to adequately warn of potential hazards.
Examples of Defective Medical Devices
Although most consumers are unaware of the shockingly high number of medical devices and implants that have been deemed defective over the years, most consumers have heard of some of the more famous recalls and subsequent litigation. Some common examples of defective medical devices include:
- Defective breast implants that leak or otherwise cause damage
- Hip or knee replacements (Biomet Hip Replacements, Stryker Hip Implant, DePuy Hip Implants & DePuy ASR Hip System, Attune knee system, Zimmer hip implants)
- Heart valve implants
- Gynecological devices (AMS Transvaginal Mesh, Essure)
- Pacemakers that failed to work as intended
- Non-sterile devices that cause infection
Who Is Responsible for Injuries Caused by a Defective Medical Device?
When a defective medical device causes injury, anyone in the “chain of distribution” could potentially be held legally liable for damages. One of the many reasons to consult with an experienced medical device defects attorney if you were injured by a defective medical device is that uncovering the party (or parties) responsible for the defect often requires extensive investigation and litigation. Any (or all) of the following could be responsible for injuries caused by a defective medical device:
- The company that designed the device or product.
- The manufacturer of the product.
- The company or laboratory responsible for testing the device.
- The person or company responsible for marketing the device to doctors or hospitals.
- The doctor who ordered or implanted the device.
- The hospital where the device was implanted.
- A distributor or supplier that sold the device.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Medical Device Defects Attorneys
The medical device defects attorneys at Bailey Fisher Law have the experience, skill, and dedication needed to successfully pursue your right to compensation for injuries suffered because of a defective medical device.
If you were injured by a defective medical device, or you are a surviving family member of someone who you believe was fatally injured by one, we are committed to helping you hold the responsible parties accountable. You may be entitled to compensation for the physical injuries, emotional trauma, or loss you suffered. At Bailey Fisher, we will aggressively pursue all potentially liable parties to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for all your injuries.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando medical device defects attorneys will evaluate your case for free. For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary legal action to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and losses.