Fast Free Consultations In Medical Device Injury Cases
We trust our doctors to protect our health and usually don’t give a second thought to the medical devices that the physicians may insert into our bodies to address health issues ranging from hip to breast implants.
But unaware to us and to many of our trusted health care protections these medical devices sometimes are properly tested and are sold to generate billions of dollars to pharmaceutical giants at the expense of our health and lives.
The dedicated lawyers in the national network at Injury Help Desk are offering free case evaluations to anyone who has suffered severe injuries or has lost a loved one due to side effects from a medical device.
Please contact us immediately because there may be legal time limits affecting your right to seek compensation through Injury Help Desk’s network of aggressive lawyers in cases in which a medical device was inadequately tested and falsely marketed as safe for use by health care professionals and patients.
The stakes are high. Giant pharmaceuticals are generating billions of dollars in sales of medical devices around the globe. They’re also defending themselves in courtrooms across the country in cases in which they’ve also paid out billions of dollars in settlements and jury awards.
But are those stakes any higher than a family who lost a loved one because of a defective metal hip implant that led to a fatal infection? Or a woman who has been forced to undergo a series of operations and painful existence because of a faulty transvaginal mesh implant?
We expect the Food and Drug Administration to ensure that medical devices sold and used in the county are safe and effective. It’s supposed to put its seal of approval on medical devices and drugs and then follow up if things go wrong, as noted on the agency web page:
The FDA monitors reports of adverse events and other problems with medical devices and alerts health professionals and the public when needed to ensure proper use of devices and the health and safety of patients. The lists below contain our most recent information. Other safety communications can be found using the links on the left side of this page.
However, critics of the FDA and victims of medical device lawsuits are challenging just how effective the FDA is in protecting public safety and question whether the huge profit-driven pharmaceuticals push unsafe products to the marketplace.
Here’s a snippet from an analysis by the independent Consumer Reports:
“Tens of millions of Americans live with medical devices implanted in their bodies—artificial joints, heart defibrillators, surgical mesh. And it’s a safe bet that most of them assume that someone, somewhere, tested the devices for safety and effectiveness.
But that is rarely the case. For most implants and other high-risk devices brought to market, manufacturers do nothing more than file some paperwork and pay the Food and Drug Administration a user fee of roughly $4,000 to start selling a product that can rack up many millions of dollars in revenue. Often, the only safety “testing” that occurs is in the bodies of unsuspecting patients—including two of the three people whose stories are told in this report.”
Victims of such tragic medical device failures do have protection under the law to seek financial remedies against companies that, in many cases, have been proven to have manufactured inadequately tested products that were marketed as safe without proper warnings about dangerous side effects.
The area of product liability – under which faulty medical devices falls – is a specialized area of law in which the attorneys available through Injury Help Desk have decades of experience.
Here are some of the areas of compensation in which settlements and jury awards have been made in cases of defective medical device lawsuits:
- Medical expenses
- Drug expenses
- Nursing care expenses
- Medical device expenses
- Physical therapy expenses
- Psychological counseling expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of employment
- Inability to return to the same time of work
- Loss of future earnings
- Car rental expenses
- Transportation costs
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Punitive damages in cases of malicious acts or fraud
Please contact us at the national network of lawyers available through Injury Help Desk as soon as possible so we can provide a free case evaluation for you within the legal time limits that may affect your ability to file a medical device lawsuit.