Medical devices, especially those that are used in the body, must be safe for patients and should work as promised. Unfortunately, some medical devices malfunction, cause unexpected side effects or otherwise turn out to be very dangerous.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous medical device, Burnett Law Firm can help. With decades of collective experience, our attorneys have successfully represented many patients in lawsuits against medical device manufacturers. We are ready to evaluate your case, provide you with information and help you take proper action against the medical device manufacturer that harmed you.
Call our defective medical device lawyers today at 832-413-4410 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation and claim review.
The makers of medical devices are expected to conduct rigorous testing on the products they sell. The testing performed by medical device manufacturers as well as independent doctors and scientists in clinical trials is used to determine if a device is safe enough to be used in medical procedures.
Unfortunately, there are loopholes in the system that make it possible for some medical devices to come to the market with limited testing and with no evidence that the products are safe. The problem typically stems from the 510(k) approval process that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows.
The 510(k) approval process permits a medical device to be approved with minimal testing through a fast-tracked process, as long as there is a substantially similar product that has already been approved. This is true even if the similar product has caused problems, provided that the product has not been the subject of an official recall.
The 510(k) medical device approval process may have allowed many dangerous medical devices to be released in recent years. This includes such products as transvaginal mesh implants as well as hernia mesh implants.
If you or a loved one was hurt by a medical device that failed to do what was promised or that turned out to be dangerous, you may have a claim for damages.
Medical device manufacturers may be held responsible for paying:
An experienced attorney at Burnett Law Firm can help you gather evidence and consult with experts who can testify about how the dangerous medical device affected you.
Our defective medical device attorneys bring both resources and experience to the table. We have represented clients in many different types of claims arising from medical devices. Our attorneys have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to fight for the rights of injured people like you.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications from a defective medical device, call us at 832-413-4410 or contact us online today to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. There is no charge for the consultation, and you owe us no attorney’s fees unless we are successful in securing compensation for you