Thanks to continued advances in medical technology, there are a wide variety of medical devices that can help diagnose, prevent and treat a whole host of injuries and illnesses. Unfortunately, due to poor manufacturing, insufficient test trials or off-label use by a physician, the use of certain medical devices can result in serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries. If you or someone you love has been seriously or fatally injured as a result of a defective medical device, you do not have to face it alone. Our Philadelphia defective medical device lawyers will protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation from those parties responsible for your injuries.
Before a medical device can be introduced to the market, the FDA must approve that the device is safe and effective. Before this can happen, all medical devices must undergo a series of clinical trials. However, it is common for these trials to involve only a few hundred patients, which is a very limited study group. In addition, most medical devices are not tested in real life scenarios. Therefore, it is not necessarily prudent to assume that an approved medical device is safe for human use, even if it has been approved by the FDA. And while the FDA makes every effort to ensure the safety of all medical devices, there are times when a defective medical device gets used in common procedures, causing serious injuries to patients.
Medical device defects can occur during the following phases:
While there are thousands of safe medical devices being used every day for a variety of procedures, there are a number of potentially dangerous medical devices that are still being used. In recent years, the following products have been subject to FDA safety alerts and manufacturer recalls:
Medical device liability cases can be extremely complex, so it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Philadelphia medical product liability lawyer who can guide you through the claims process and keep your legal rights a top priority. It is unlikely that a company responsible for a defective medical device will ever admit to any deliberate wrongdoing, so it is important that you have someone on your side that can provide aggressive, knowledgeable legal counsel and ensure that justice has been served.
Medical devices can improve people’s health, mobility and overall quality of life when that product is designed, manufactured and marketed correctly, effectively and responsibly. When a medical device is defective, it can result in serious, even fatal injuries. If you have been injured as a result of a defective medical device, contact our Philadelphia medical product liability lawyers at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler so that we may review your case and help determine what your next steps will be towards holding the negligent parties responsible. We will not stop fighting on your behalf until you receive the financial compensation you deserve.