Defective Medical Devices

Defective Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is given the responsibility of protecting the public from the health hazards that can result from a defective medical devices or implants. Many products undergo years of design and testing before being approved for use by the medical community. Despite the FDA's best efforts, however, defective medical devices and products continue to get onto the market and cause thousands of deaths and catastrophic injuries every year.

Each year thousands of unsuspecting people are injured by defective medical devices. In order to prevent these defective medical devices from reaching the public, certain protocols and regulations have been established and placed on the manufacturers by the FDA. When a company fails to properly investigate their product and/or fails to report any problems or side effects, they put the public's health in jeopardy. Injuries sustained from using defective medical devices can not only cause tremendous pain but also financial hardship.

In recent years, the scrutiny regarding the medical device industry and FDA has been especially high. This is due, in part, to major medical device recalls nationwide. Several FDA agency whistleblowers and respected medical professionals have spoken out about dangerous medical devices and dodgy industry practices. These recent developments highlight the failures of a system designed to ensure consumers receive safe and effective medical devices.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in identifying and vigorously pursuing claims for all of our clients who have been affected by these products. If you have been injured or become ill because of a defective medical device or implant such as a defibrillator, a prosthetic, or catheter, please view our information pages for the cases currently being taken by the attorneys at Dennis A. Lopez & Associates.