Defective Medical Devices
The medical device industry has offered promise to many who thought tomorrow would never come. It has given hope where there was none before. This offer of hope, however, has too often fallen short. The industry has created a legacy of causing injuries, often to those that the company had promised to help, to cure, and to make whole.
Often a particular medical device has failed before. Yet the medical device industry continues to market and sell this very product. Accountability is the key. The medical device industry must be held accountable for the harm it imposes on the most fragile of our society - those that are sick, injured, and in need of help.
At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have a record of success in holding accountable those medical device manufacturers that promise the impossible at a knowingly hefty price-the consumer’s health, safety and sometimes life. Holding a medical device company accountable for the carnage it has knowingly caused is key to sparing the next patient unnecessary harm.
One of the first steps in any medical device product liability action is identifying the product defect. Product defects can be manufacturing defects, design defects or defects induced by the user. Once the parameters of the action have been identified, a defective medical device attorney can then move on to a review of the medical device manufacturer’s compliance with federal and state regulations. Consideration should also be given to published performance or design standards.
If you or a member of your family has suffered serious personal injury due to a defective medical device, please contact us through this web site or by calling (617) 742-1900; clients from outside of the Boston, Massachusetts area may call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.