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Regrettably, some medical device manufacturers put profits before the protection of patients and chase the billions of dollars paid by Americans for healthcare every year. A patient implanted with a defective medical device can have life-threatening consequences and will likely require further surgeries to remove the defective medical device and/or replace it. More surgery for a patient means higher medical bills and more time missed from work, family, and friends.
Turner | Modarelli’s experience with defective medical devices can help you or a loved one who has received a defective medical device acquire the compensation needed to cover the increased medical costs and financial hardships caused by such devices. Our attorneys have experience with medical devices through prior work with large medical device manufacturers and have witnessed first hand the devastating impact a defective medical device can have on a patient. Knowledge of surgical procedures and terminology is crucial to litigating a defective medical device case, and Turner | Modarelli has years of experience understanding surgical procedure and protocol, medical reporting, medical device tracking, medical device manufacturing, and medical device sales training and distributing. Our experience will help create an individualized legal strategy to get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Medical Devices and Resulting Injuries
People trust medical device companies to design, manufacture, and sell safe medical implants that function as intended. Some medical devices are permanent and remain in the same form as when they were first implanted, while other medical devices are biodegradable, meaning the device reacts within a patient’s body to form bone or tissue. Regardless of whether a medical device is permanent or temporary, a defective medical device can cause a patient serious harm and have devastating effects on a patient’s home life. Patients who have been implanted with defective medical devices experience financial and personal difficulties of:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Physical disability
- Multiple surgeries
- Internal damage to the skeletal and organ systems
- Loss of use of a body part
- Loss of movement
How Medical Devices Are Recalled
The Federal Drug Administration (“FDA”) is charged with monitoring the manufacturing and selling of medical devices. Recalls of medical devices are issued by the FDA for inspection and determination of whether the medical device needs to be adjusted, repaired, re-labeled, or pulled from distribution. A medical device manufacturer may also recall its own device if a defect is discovered. Defective medical devices can be corrected by having the patient go through surgery to correct the problem without removing the implant. However, sometimes the only way to address a defective medical device is to remove the device from the patient through another surgical procedure.