The medical device industry is responsible for saving lives and raising the quality of life for many others. However, in recent years medical device manufacturers have released products that have caused serious injuries in their patients. Victims of personal injury due to a poorly designed or defective medical devices are eligible to file lawsuits to protect their rights.
Contact a Riverside medical malpractice attorney today at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn if you’ve been harmed by a faulty medical device.
Defective Medical Devices
Medical device manufacturers often attempt to rush products through testing protocols by misleading FDA medical devices regulators. Using a loophole in standards set by the FDA medical devices scientists, they are able to claim that their new device is so similar to existing products that it does not require testing. Sometimes, problems are not discovered until after the device is already approved and used by thousands of patients.
The medical device industry has been responsible for countless defective products that have resulted in serious injuries. Our firm has successfully represented clients who have been injured by the following products, among others:
- Ortho Evra Patch – the Ortho Evra birth control patch causes blood clots to form in both the lungs and the legs, and leads to strokes, heart attacks and sudden deaths.
- Bard Mesh Patch – Bard mesh patches are used to treat ventral hernias through insertion into the body. Jagged sharp edges can develop which cause serious side effects. These can include severe abdominal pain, bowel perforation and intestinal fistula.
Contact Aitken * Aitken * Cohn
Product liability laws help prevent unsafe business practices that result in the serious injuries among the general public. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective medical device, you deserve to be compensated for your injury and suffering. Contact a Riverside medical device lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for help. Call 1-866-434-1424 to schedule an evaluation of your case.