A medical device may be an instrument, apparatus, implant or similar product used in the diagnosis of disease or other physical conditions, or used in the treatment, mitigation, prevention or cure of disease. A medical device is intended to affect the structure and/or function of the body. Unlike pharmaceutical products (medications), which work internally , topically or systemically within the body, a medical device accomplishes its goal through a physical, mechanical, thermal, physio-chemical or chemical means. Medical devices may range from simple instruments such as tongue depressors and thermometers to items such as blood sugar meters and surgically implanted devices like artificial hips and surgical mesh. The desire of medical device manufacturers to reap the financial benefits of this public demand has resulted in some defective medical devices entering the market before they are fully tested. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attempts to screen medical devices for their effectiveness, they frequently rely upon testing data supplied by drug and medical device manufacturers, which may be biased and inherently incorrect.
COMMON DEFECTIVE DEVICE CLAIMS
- FAILURE TO WARN
- DESIGN FLAWS
- FAILURE TO RECALL
With advancements in medicine, there has been an increased use of medical devices in the treatment of injuries and diseases. Despite medical breakthroughs, medical devices may be inadequately tested and regulated and rushed to market by companies in a hurry to make a profit. Unfortunately, dangerous medical devices harm thousands of unsuspecting patients like you each year.
HOLDING THE DEVICE MANUFACTURERS ACCOUNTABLE
We are committed to holding these companies accountable for the pain they cause in the lives of patients and their families. Multinational corporations are often ultimately responsible for the damage defective medical devices cause American families. You may feel helpless to do anything against such large, well-funded corporations. At Fulmer Sill, we are backed by the personnel and financial resources to handle litigation on this scale. Our experienced lawyers have a history of achieving results on behalf of our clients. You do not have to face the difficulties that follow in the wake of being harmed by a defective medical device alone. The FDA leaves the research and testing of medical devices largely to the manufacturer. The approval process in its current state is yielding and leaves the consumer open to product defect and error. An arguably inadequate regulatory system opens the door for medical device manufacturers to put greater priority on profits and shareholder interests than the safety of those using the devices.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT A DEFECTIVE MEDICAL DEVICE?
If you or a loved one have been affected by the use of a defective medical device, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that should you choose to work with us, you will have legal representation that you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact Fulmer Sill at (405)510.0077 for a free consultation.