Helping Victims Of Dangerous And Defective Medical Devices Seek Justice
When medical devices fail, the results can be catastrophic — and sometimes deadly. The market for medical products has grown rapidly in recent years. That growth has led to some impressive innovations, but also to an increase in dangerous and defective medical equipment.
In the rush to get a new product into the market, medical device manufacturers may fail to perform proper testing or may ignore warning signs until it is too late. The people who receive these products may suffer substantial pain, additional surgeries, infections, illness and even death.
At The Gori Law Firm, our experienced lawyers have the knowledge and drive to protect the victims of defective medical devices. From our multiple office locations — including offices in Madison County, Illinois, and St. Peters, Missouri — we handle cases across the nation.
Medical Device Recalls And Defective Products
Doctors are supposed to warn patients of the potential risks of surgery. Many people sit down with their doctors before a surgery and discuss the benefits and risks of a procedure. That discussion may or may not include information about the danger of a defective medical device. Few patients read the instructions or labels associated with the device they are going to receive. We trust that any device being implanted in us has been tested and proven safe. Many people would be surprised to learn how many defective medical devices are released every year.
A medical device does not have to be recalled to support a negligence claim. That said, dozens of devices every year are found to be defective and/or dangerous, including, but not limited to:
- Knee and hip replacement joints, including various recalled hip implants manufactured by Stryker, DePuy and Smith & Nephew
- Medication pumps
- Intrauterine devices (IUD)
- Transvaginal mesh products
For the victims and their families, defective medical devices can mean extensive medical expenses, loss of function, pain and, potentially, death.
Contact Our Defective Medical Device Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective and dangerous medical device, you need to speak to one of our experienced attorneys right away. Call us at 618-307-4085 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation. You can also reach us online. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.