Despite the fact nearly all medical devices undergo an FDA review and approval process, some still carry unknown or under-appreciated risks or defects. Typically a defect in a medical device is caused by:
Warning Defects – in some cases, the medical device manufacturer fails to warn or adequately warn of the device’s potential dangers.
Design Defects – the medical device may contain a defect in its design. Although manufacturers are supposed to submit their designs to the FDA for approval, there are regulatory loopholes that allow defective medical devices onto the market.
Manufacturing Defects – in some cases, the design for the medical product is safe, but the device is not manufactured according to the design specifications. This results in a defective and unsafe product being placed on the market.
Over the years, many familiar and widely-used medical devices were found to be defective, including:
- Artificial knees and hips
- Heart stents
- Heart valves
- Implantable contraceptives and intrauterine devices
- Infusion pumps
- Lap Bands
- Medicine pumps
- Surgical mesh implants and slings
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Silicone breast implants
Medical Device Lawsuits
Defective medical device cases can be highly complex and often involve recalled products that the FDA previously approved. Identifying the exact defect and proving the causal relationship between the defect and the injury can be challenging and expensive.
Doyle APC attorneys have experience in litigating defective and recalled medical products. We are currently investigating or accepting cases of injuries suffered as a result of the following medical devices:
You may have a valuable legal claim if you or a family member has been injured by one of these medical devices. Please get in touch with us for a free, confidential consultation.