As a society, we should be able to put our trust in the products we purchase, and this is especially true for medical devices. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates and approves various medicines, many consumer watchdog organizations regulate and monitor the performance of medical devices. When these products are defective, they can cause serious, sometimes even life-threatening injuries. Victims of defective medical devices deserve justice and compensation for the harm they have suffered.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our defective medical devices lawyers have decades of experience working on cases just like yours. We have gone up against Big Pharma and powerful medical device manufacturers since the 1990s, and we are not stopping anytime soon. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for appropriate compensation for issues like:
- Lost wages due to your injury
- Medical costs associated with correcting the damage done by a faulty device
- Emotional and mental distress
- Your physical pain
- Limits on your ability to work in the future
If you or a loved one have experienced an injury due to a defective medical device, get in touch with our team as soon as possible. Call the Law Office of Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (800) 777-7777 to schedule a FREE consultation so that we can learn more about how to assist you in your fight for justice. You can also enter your information in the form on our contact page and one of our representatives will respond as soon as possible.
Don’t let medical device manufacturers off the hook just because they may seem intimidating. Loncar Lyon Jenkins is prepared to go to bat for you.
Examples of Medical Device Cases
Loncar Lyon Jenkins has represented clients in a variety of defective medical device cases. These types of product liability claims can span the gamut of medical treatments, from joint replacement procedures to surgical sutures and birth control devices. If the product is used in a medical capacity and is found to bear unreasonable or unnecessary risk (or if the full picture of potential risks is not shared with the patient), a lawsuit may be appropriate.
Below is just a select few of the cases we have worked on or are currently fighting.
The Essure Permanent Birth Control System has logged more than 5,000 complaints to the FDA, stating incidents of:
- Uterine puncture
- Birth defects associated with unintended pregnancy and device failure
- Menstrual irregularities
- Device breakage
- Migration to another area of the body
And this list is not all-inclusive. Lawsuits have since been filed against Bayer, which acquired original Essure manufacturer Conceptus, Inc.
These medical devices have been used in open-heart surgeries to regulate the temperature of the patient and improve results. However, studies have shown that contaminated water within the device may become aerosolized and transmit bacteria into the patient’s vulnerable body. This can cause life-threatening infections in some cases.
Several brands of hernia mesh have been recalled by parent companies due to a variety of injury-causing defects. In some, such as those made by Atrium, the material used in the device may lead to infection. In others, such as those made by Ethicon, the exact cause of the defect is not readily apparent. However, even in these latter cases, use of the product results in far more incidents of failure than with other brands.
Patients who need joint replacement operations can experience many different injuries. Product breakages due to inferior material, migration of the joint mechanisms, debris buildup, and infections. Common examples are hip and knee replacement surgeries.
Elements of Successful Defective Medical Device Claims
In order to build a strong case against the product manufacturer, there are several elements you and your defective medical device attorney must be able to prove.
- First, you must show that you experienced harm.
- You must show that the device was defective, whether by design or as a result of the manufacturing process.
- You must show that your harm/injury was caused by this defect.
- Finally, you must show that you used the device as intended when it caused your injury.
As skilled defective medical device lawyers, the attorneys at Loncar Lyon Jenkins have a track record of finding the necessary evidence to support these elements. For example, your medical records can be used to show the injuries you sustained, while testimony from expert witnesses is often useful in linking your injury to the device. Other forms of evidence can include:
- Photos or videos of your injury
- Testimony from your treating doctor or surgeon
- Testimony from family and friends regarding your injuries
- Data from other incidents of this product’s failure
Get a FREE Consultation on Your Defective Medical Device Case
If you were injured while using a medical device as intended, you do not simply have to accept your injury as an unintended result of your treatment. In fact, you may be entitled to pursue compensation from the device manufacturer. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer all clients a FREE consultation so that we can learn about your case and discuss the issues surrounding your claim. That way, we can judge whether you are eligible for compensation and thereafter develop a plan on how to help you get it.
You don’t want to go up against resource-rich medical device manufacturers on your own. Let Loncar Lyon Jenkins protect your rights. Call us today at 800-285-4878 to set up your appointment, or fill out our online contact form. We’re ready to get you the compensation you deserve.