Over the years, medical device manufacturers have been involved in several legal battles involving defective products. If you need a defective medical device lawyer in San Diego, we are here to give you a free consultation.
In many cases, manufacturers fail to fully test their medical devices before introducing them to the market, leading to injuries. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) screen medical equipment and devices to ascertain their effectiveness and safety, the agency often relies upon the data supplied by the manufacturers, which may contain incorrect and biased information. We are fully committed to representing victims of defective medical devices or recall, and we’re happy to explain your legal rights and options during our free, no-obligation consultation.
To get started, simply complete our online form so one of our personal injury lawyers can review your case personally. Our office is located in San Diego and we have years of experience handling product liability lawsuits involving medical devices.
Are Medical Devices Being Approved to Quickly?
The FDA implemented the 510 (k) back in 1976, which is a process that allowed for the faster approval of medical devices that were similar to products already available in the market. But while the 510 (k) helps improve the availability of needed medical devices, we are also seeing a surge in dangerous medical products, resulting in thousands of people suffering from serious injuries and sometimes death.
Personal injury that has resulted from unsafe medical devices is not the same as other types of injury cases. The injury is caused by a product defect, and not by a negligent medical professional. For a product liability case to be successful, there needs to be: (1) strong proof that the product was defective and, (2) the injury or death was caused by the product.
Common Causes of Medical Device Defaults
Here are some of the most common causes of medical device defect lawsuits:
- Failure to warn the public. If a medical device is found to be dangerous but the manufacturer failed to warn the public of the potential risks, they may be held liable for any injury caused by the product.
- Failure to recall. If the manufacturer fails to recall a dangerous product, they may be liable for any injury or death caused by it.
- Design flaws. Medical product manufacturers are held liable for injury damages if their products have defects in the design.
Defective medical device and recall cases are extremely complicated and difficult, considering that medical manufacturers have the financial resources to deal with any liability claim.
A Medical Device Defect Lawyer in San Diego can help
If you are victim of a medical product defect, you need a lawyer who has extensive experience in handling medical product liability lawsuits. You need someone who is fully committed to represent you and fight for your rights.
Call Ozols Law Firm today if you need a seasoned personal injury lawyer who will pursue a claim on your behalf and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Get in touch with us to discuss your case and determine the best legal action for your specific situation.