In the United States, there are more than 100,000 medical devices on the market, including implanted heart valves and pacemakers, thermometers, dental braces and blood sugar monitors. Thousands of people use these products to treat illnesses and improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, every year many consumers are injured by unsafe or defective medical devices. At Bachus & Schanker, LLC, we handle complex lawsuits for those individuals injured by defective medical equipment and devices.
The medical device industry in the United States is a multi-billion dollar industry. However, competition is fierce and the sometimes the quality of the medical devices suffer in a rush to get the newest, most improved product on the market. This rush to the market often leads manufacturers to produce products that are flawed or have significant errors or defects. Also, insufficient warnings may fail to provide potential users with the necessary information about possible side effects of the product.
The Food and Drug Administration regulates these products and recalls defective devices in order to protect the health and safety of all Americans. At Bachus and Schanker, our attorneys can file lawsuits to help those injured by defective products.
Defective Product Lawsuits
The following categories of medical devices are known to have safety issues:
Blood glucose monitors
Hip or knee replacement devices
Cosmetic implants, such as breast or penile implants
Lasers used in refractive eye surgery
Heart devices, including Guidant pacemakers and defibrillators
Everyone has the right to know about the risks and side effects associated with medical devices. Manufacturers who hide a risk, or do not warn consumers of a risk, can be held liable to a person's injuries. Also, those who sell or distribute defective medical devices may also be held liable when defective product lawsuits are filed.
New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyers
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New Orleans, LA 70170
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