Defective Medical Devices
Attorney For Defective Medical Device Lawsuits In New York And New Jersey
We tend to think of medical devices as “medical breakthroughs” that will fix a medical problem and improve our lives. Unfortunately, because of companies taking shortcuts to get products to the market quickly, as well as their ability to exploit loopholes in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s medical device process, many medical devices do not undergo adequate testing – or even testing at all – before they reach the market – and consumers’ bodies.
In 2018, a nearly yearlong joint investigation of the global medical devices industry was conducted by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC and over 50 media partners other around the world. Reporters collected and analyzed millions of medical records, recall notices and other product safety warnings, in addition to interviewing doctors, patients, researchers and company whistleblowers.
Together, the media partners uncovered that across all types of medical devices, more than 1.7 million injuries and nearly 83,000 deaths were reported to the FDA over the last decade.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, you may be able to hold the manufacturer, distributor and/or medical provider liable for your injuries, suffering and loss. Our New York defective medical device attorney at the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates can help you receive the full compensation that you deserve. We have more than 30 years of experience helping people who have been seriously harmed by others’ wrongdoing and negligence.
We help clients receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including surgeries to remove the defective device as well as repair the damage that was done
- Lost income during recovery
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages in cases involving extreme misconduct
The primary defective medical device cases we handle are:
- Transvaginal/pelvic mesh
- Metal-on-metal hip replacement implants
- Essure birth control implant
Manufacturers of medical devices have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that their products are safe when used correctly, or to adequately warn users about their risks. Those who distribute and sell such devices have similar responsibilities. Yet even after a device has been identified as being dangerous by numerous consumers, medical device manufacturers continue to distribute them, and doctors and medical providers continue to use them. A patient injured by a defective medical device can seek compensation for past and future expenses associated with both the use and removal of the faulty device, their pain and suffering, and other losses.
Defective Medical Device Lawyer Serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, New York and New Jersey
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a defective medical device, contact our experienced medical device attorney to review your case at no charge. We handle medical device cases and all other personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. Call or email us today to discuss your situation and for a confidential case review at 347-318-4935 or contact us online.