The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating all medical devices being distributed on the market. The screening and regulatory process, however, is surprisingly lax. Each year dangerous and defective products slip through to consumers.
Patients should be made aware of potential dangers and risks by the manufacturer and their medical provider. When they do not know, they risk using a medical product that can cause serious long-term pain and additional damage.
At Eglet Prince, we understand the uphill battle many patients face as they try to achieve some compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured due to a poorly designed or inadequately tested medical device. Our trial lawyers are committed to fighting for these individuals to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable.
To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss the pain you are experiencing, please contact our Las Vegas law firm today at 702-450-5400 or 800-450-5406 toll free.
Some defective medical devices are plagued with crucial design errors, including poor choice of materials and not taking the anatomical and physiological needs of the user into consideration. Some companies try to piggyback off existing designs and systems as a shortcut around lengthy years of research and development. In other cases, the manufacturing of the product may not be up to standard.
Commonly defective medical devices include transvaginal mesh, hernia mesh, metal on metal hip replacements, certain pacemakers, dialysis equipment, contact lenses, dental products, silicone breast implants, prostheses and other orthopedic products.
Consumers of these products often do not know the dangers of the product they have purchased, relying instead on information and guidance from the doctor. When that lack of disclosure results in additional pain and injury, we hold the responsible parties accountable.