Defective Medical Products
Medical devices are designed and intended to improve or save lives. New, cutting-edge products continue to revolutionize the field of medicine. Unfortunately not all of them undergo proper testing before being released to the market, and some have caused injuries or death. Patients are often unaware of the risks of these products and procedures — risks that can far outweigh any of the device’s potential benefits. Manufacturers of these devices may skip crucial testing to rush products to market, but they still have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe.
Devices such as hip implants, transvaginal mesh and Essure birth control can cause serious complications. The list of defective or dangerous medical devices is continually evolving. Listed below are some of the products that the FDA has recently investigated, recalled or removed from the market due to concerns for patient safety.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous or defective medical device, you should contact your doctor immediately. You may also wish to contact an experienced defective medical device attorney to discuss your legal options. As all legal claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay.