Boynton Beach Defective Medical Device Lawyer
We all knon someone–possible ourselves–who are alive today due to advances in medical device technology. Whether we are talking about a pacemaker or an artificial leg, there is no question that a well-tested, well-produced medical device can improve the quality of a patient’s life. On the other hand, a defective medical device can make a patient’s life significantly worse.
Many people just assume that if a medical device is approved by the FDA, it must be safe and effective. The reality is often quite different. A medical device’s defects may not become widely known or understood until the product is already on the market, i.e. used by actual patients in real-world settings. And in some cases, device manufacturers may downplay or minimize potential negative side effects during the FDA approval process. In either case, it is the patients who suffer when a device manufacturer and regulators cut corners to rush a product to market.
At Leifer & Ramirez, our Boynton Beach defective medical device lawyers help patients and families who have been devastated by faulty products. We know that when a medical device fails, it may be the result of a long list of failures on the part of the manufacturer and other parties involved with the design, production, and labeling of that device. That is why we are committed to zealously representing our clients and seeking compensation for their losses.
Understanding the Harms Caused by Faulty Medical Device Failures
Any medical device can fail. Some of the more common types of defective medical device cases we deal with at Leifer & Ramirez include:
- IVC filters
- Transvaginal mesh
- Knee, hip, and joint implants
- Implantable contraceptive devices and birth control patches
- Heart stents, pacemakers, and other ventricular assist devices
- Cochlear ear implants
- Breast implants
- Contaminated surgical instruments
Whatever the product, all manufacturers have a duty under Florida law to ensure their medical devices are thoroughly tested and safe for use on patients. A medical device manufacturer may be held liable for any damages if there is evidence of any of the following:
- there was a defect in the process of designing the device;
- there was a defect during the manufacturing phase of the device; or
- the manufacturer’s label or instructions failed to properly warn doctors and patients of the danger, risks, or potential problems that may occur as a result of using the device.
Contact Leifer & Ramirez Today If You Need Help Holding a Defective Medical Device Manufacturer Accountable
While regulators like the FDA may take broad-based actions such as issuing recalls or imposing fines, the only way injured patients and their families typically receive compensation for their own injuries is to file a civil lawsuit directly against the negligent manufacturer. Leifer & Ramirez can review your particular case and advise you on the best course of action. We are prepared to represent you from start-to-finish, whether that means litigation or a negotiated settlement.
Contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.