Any transaction we make in life requires an element of trust. But there is a special trust that we impart when we put our health in the hands of medical professionals. When your doctor recommends the use of a medical device, you are placing great faith in this judgment. You are also placing faith in those who have designed, manufactured, and marketed the recommended device.
While we understand that profit-driven businesses develop these devices, we also have a reasonable expectation that these companies are serious about protecting and serving the physical well being of the consumer. When this fundamental trust is shattered, when you or a loved one suffers pain, medical complications, debilitating injury, or even death due to a faulty medical device, the physical, psychological, and financial costs can be incalculable.
The harsh reality is that, all too often, medical devices are not tested as rigorously as we might expect. Dozens of devices are recalled each year when dangerous problems emerge after the product has been sent to market. Such recalls offer scant consolation to those who have already been harmed. Our medical device injury lawyers in Los Angeles handle a range of cases in which any of the following conditions apply:
- A medical device was designed defectively
- A medical device was manufactured defectively
- A medical device was marketed defectively
Keep in mind that the manufacturer of a defective device is only one potential source of damages. Liability can be established at a series of points along the chain of distribution. Potential defendants for your case include testing laboratories, medical sales representatives, doctors, hospitals, clinics, and retail suppliers.
In presenting your medical device injury case, there are three fundamental claims that we must prove: 1) that you were injured; 2) that the medical device used in your case was defective; 3) that the defective device caused your injury. If your case meets this standard, our California medical device injury lawyers have the experience and skill to deliver the results you deserve. We are prepared to assist you right now in cases involving a wide range of defective devices:
- Surgically implanted medical devices
- Retail or prescribed devices
- Medtronic insulin pump
- Transvaginal mesh
- DuPuy hip recall/Zimmer NexGen knee replacements
- Pain pumps and PAGCL
- Ortho Evra
- DaVinci robotic surgical device
- Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh
- Breast implants
- Contraceptive devices
If you suspect that you have been harmed by a defective device, whether it's on the above list or not, it is imperative for you to contact a qualified lawyer immediately. Claims of this nature have a statute of limitations, which varies by state. Your ability to gain fair and just compensation diminishes rapidly with time.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Together we'll review your case and explore whether our firm is the right one for you.