Defective Medical Equipment
Pursuing Justice For Those Injured by Dangerous Medical Devices
If you were harmed by defective medical equipment, you deserve justice. The insurance company, however, may make it difficult for you to obtain fair compensation. The insurance company may even claim you were negligent in the use of the product. We are familiar with the ways in which insurance carriers try to keep compensation away from injury victims. If you have an experienced lawyer on your side, you can level the playing field. A defective medical equipment attorney can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve.
Manufacturers of medical equipment or devices sometimes offer promises about their products that don't live up to the reality. Makers of items such as hip implants or hernia patches may promise an improved quality of life for the patient. Unfortunately, their products sometimes can do the opposite. Patients have been harmed or even died as a result of defective medical products that are on the market.
Different Types of Defective Medical Equipment
A few products that have been linked to patient injury include:
- ASR hip replacement devices made by DePuy
- Stryker Corporation's Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular Cups used in hip replacement implants
- Kugel Mesh hernia patch
In some cases, the manufacturer may be aware of the problems but fails to disclose all the facts to the consumers. Patients have a right to be adequately informed about the medical devices they are using. If a manufacturer, doctor or hospital fails to adequately disclose information, they may be liable for injuries.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of protecting the public from defective or dangerous medical devices. Sometimes, however, the FDA puts a product on a "fast track" and approves it quickly, typically while under pressure from the manufacturer.
If you or a loved one was harmed due to a defective product, don't hesitate to contact an experienced attorney who can explain your rights.
Contact a Defective Medical Equipment Lawyer Today
Injuries from defective medical equipment can bring chaos into your life in an instant. Injury victims, however, have the law on their side. At Zbinden & Curtis, we can help with insurance claims and other paperwork associated with your injury. Contact a defective medical equipment lawyer today for a free and confidential consultation.