Medical Product Defects
Lawyers Helping Immigrants Harmed by Defective Medical Products
Effective representation to recover damages based on products liability
Medical devices can save or improve lives when they are properly designed and manufactured. When defective, patients are often better off without them because they can cause debilitating injuries or even death. Immigrants suffering because of a defective medical product should consult with Attorney William S. Streppone about seeking compensation for injuries. Not only can he protect your rights as an immigrant, he also works in collaboration with experienced injury lawyers who handle defective medical products cases.
Legal Responsibility of Medical Products Manufacturers
Manufacturers must test devices and obtain FDA approval prior to releasing products. They must inform medical professionals about the product’s intended use. However, no testing is ever as extensive as real life application, and product flaws often are not immediately evident.
Physicians may decide to use a medical device for non-approved use ─ use that was never intended during design. This often occurs due to a manufacturer’s failure to adequately disclose the product’s use limitations to doctors.
Once a device proves to be harmful, the manufacturer is obligated to inform the public and the FDA regarding related injuries. Yet in some instances, manufacturers are more concerned about profits and have delayed disclosure, played down the extent of injury or denied that their defective medical products harmed people.
Our attorneys can investigate, prove the product’s defect, uncover manufacturers’ negligence and help you hold liable parties accountable. Potential compensation for serious injury is often substantial. For one thing, to repair the harm done, medical practitioners may have to perform a number of revision surgeries, which can result in high medical costs.
If you have been hurt in an accident or by a product, you may be entitled to a cash reward. It is important to have an attorney who understands your legal status in the United States guide you through these types of cases while protecting your rights so you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Common Defective Medical Products
Examples of defective medical products that have been subject to lawsuits include:
- Hip implants
- Dental implants
- Surgical or transvaginal mesh
- Artificial disks
- Heart stents
- Medicine pumps
- Birth control IUDs
- Respiratory devices
- Knee implants
- Shoulder surgery pain pumps
If you experience complications or pain after a medical device implant, consider the possibility of a defective device. There are no fees for consulting with an experienced attorney about a serious injury resulting from a potentially dangerous medical product. If the lawyer believes you have grounds to pursue a lawsuit, there are also no fees owed unless the law firm succeeds in obtaining a recovery through settlement or verdict.
Contact Us about Faulty Medical Product Injury
Call (631) 265-3988 or use the online form to arrange a free consultation at the Law Offices of William A. Streppone.