There are more than 100,000 medical device products on the market in the United States, including thermometers, implanted heart valves and pacemakers, blood sugar monitors, and dental braces. These products are used by thousands of people to treat illnesses and improve quality of life. Unfortunately, each year many consumers experience devastating injuries as a result of unsafe or defective medical devices. At Bachus & Schanker, LLC in Denver, Colorado, the defective product attorneys handle complex lawsuits for individuals injured by defective medical equipment and devices.
The medical device industry in America is a multi-billion dollar industry. However, because competition is so fierce, the quality of the medical device product often suffers in the rush to put the newest, most improved product on the market. This rush to the market often leads manufacturers to produce faulty products or design products that have significant errors or flaws. Additionally, insufficient warnings may fail to provide...
potential product users with important information about possible side effects of the product.
The Food and Drug Administration regulates these medical devices and recalls Defective Devices in order to protect the health and safety of the public. At our Colorado law firm, the defect product attorneys can file lawsuits to help injury victims.
Defective Products Lawsuits
The following category of medical devices are known to have safety problems.
Lasers used in refractive eye surgery
Cosmetic implants such as breast implants or penile implants
Heart devices, including Guidant pacemakers and defibrillators
Hip or knee replacement devices
Blood glucose monitors
Individuals have the right to know about the side effects and risks associated with medical devices. Manufacturers who do not warn consumers of a risk, or who hide that risk, can be held liable for the person's injuries. Distributors and sellers of the defective medical device may also be held liable when defective product lawsuits are filed.