The product liability lawyer you select to handle your defective medical device case may make all the difference. An experienced defective medical device attorney with in-depth knowledge of product liability law can help you be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and emotional anguish. Filing a lawsuit against a neglectful manufacturer is usually the first step for holding that company accountable for its defective product.
The Wieand Law Firm knows how devastating serious injuries or wrongful death caused by a defective medical device can be. If you have been hurt by a defective medical device, immediately contact a defective medical device attorney. Our firm is based in Philadelphia and proud to serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
How a Defective Medical Device Enters the Marketplace
Medical device manufacturers do not create products with the intention of harming consumers. However, medical products that are not properly tested or researched may enter the market and hurt the patients intended to be helped.
The federal government created the FDA to protect the public from health hazards such as defective medical devices or defective surgical implants. New medical products are required to undergo years of laboratory and clinical testing before they can be sold on the market. However, these tests are not infallible. Further, the FDA has been widely criticized for being too comfortable with and run by the same businesses it is supposed to regulate.
Sometimes, despite a product going through the FDA’s approval process, defective and dangerous medical products are widely sold on the market. Then, after numerous consumers are injured and file legal complaints, a mass recall is issued.
Types of Defective Medical Products
Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured due to medical devices deemed to be defective. These devices range from:
- breast implants
- birth control
- artificial hips, knees and shoulders
- heart stents
- transvaginal mesh
Frequently, the defect or danger to a patient does not become apparent until after the passage of time. A latent product defect may cause a person to suffer extensively without knowing the cause and later require additional surgery or medical procedures to solve the problem.
Why File a Product Liability Lawsuit?
If you were caused pain and suffering because of a defective product, you deserve to be compensated. Filing a lawsuit against a neglectful business or manufacturer is necessary to hold a company responsible for making an unsafe medical device. Additionally, if your family member dies because of a defective product, you should not bear the burden of burial expenses and the financial future of your family alone.
The Wieand Law Firm is proud to represent clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For a free case consultation, call an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm. 1(800) 481-5206.