Medical Device Liability Lawyers
Millions of Americans live better lives because of medical devices used by doctors to maintain or improve their health and well-being. However, there are thousands of documented cases of faulty medical devices causing injury and death to unsuspecting patients.
If you have been seriously injured or your loved one has been killed by an unsafe medical product, the device manufacturer may be held legally and financially responsible for the patient’s and/or their family members’ losses.
At Becker Law Office, our medical device injury attorneys have successfully represented people harmed by unsafe medical devices and defective products ranging from bone grafts to birth control devices. We have developed an in-depth knowledge about these unsafe products that can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
If you have been harmed by a faulty medical device, Becker Law Office can evaluate your case for free and discuss your legal options. Our attorneys will explain whether you may file a product liability lawsuit and seek compensation for the harm you have suffered. Contact us today online at our offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.
Representing Victims of Medical Product Injuries
Our medical device injury lawyers at Becker Law Office focus on investigating injury cases involving certain types of defective medical devices and dangerous products. This focus allows us to develop an in-depth understanding of these complex medical products.
Our investigation of your case may show that the manufacturer did not adequately test the medical device that harmed you or your loved one before the device was put on the market. The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates medical devices, has special rules called 501(k) Clearances that provide fast-track approval with minimal testing if the manufacturer says a device is equivalent to another product already on the market. This process allows the manufacturer to avoid more extensive and costly clinical trials that could reveal adverse side effects and safety concerns.
Many of the most dangerous medical products released to the market in recent years found their way onto the market through the 501(k) Clearances loophole.
Among the types of medical devices and dangerous products that our attorneys investigate are:
- St. Jude Defibrillators
- Essure birth control injuries
- Taxotere lawsuits
- Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and Kidney Disease lawsuits
How a Medical Product Injury Attorney Can Help
Cases involving defective medical devices are complex cases to pursue, requiring an attorney to develop a command of the legal issues involved. An experienced attorney will investigate how the unsafe product caused your injury and all the potentially liable parties. The attorney will work with medical experts to build a compelling case for compensation.
Our attorneys at Becker Law Office apply our knowledge of defective medical products to pursue maximum compensation from the at-fault parties and their insurance companies. If you have suffered a disabling injury, you may require ongoing medical care and physical therapy. The future costs of your injury should be considered as well as the costs to date. We work with a life care planner to develop an estimate of your future medical expenses and ensure they are taken into account in any settlement.
Unfortunately, in dangerous medical device cases, it is common for numerous people to have been harmed before the danger of the product comes to light. Evidence in a faulty medical device case may come from an FDA action, such as a recall, from independent research begun after problems are publicized or from manufacturers’ documents about the device and its testing, which a court has ordered released.
A dangerous medical device may eventually be the subject of multiple lawsuits backed by evidence of its harm to patients and the manufacturer’s liability. If numerous suits are filed, the courts may combine similar claims to make them easier to process.
Lawsuits may be handled as:
Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
Often, large medical device manufacturers who are facing multiple lawsuits will set aside millions of dollars in anticipation of paying settlements if a deal can be worked out.
The legal team at Becker Law Office can explore with you the facts of your case and whether you have a valid product liability case.
A defective medical device liability lawsuit is a complex undertaking, but our law firm has the resources and experienced attorneys needed to help you. Becker Law Office can gather medical evidence and testimony, FDA information, information about the manufacturer, and other facts to help you prove your case and recover compensation for your losses. We can reach out to other law firms about joining ongoing cases if that is the most beneficial approach for you.
You trusted that the medical device that you were prescribed would be of benefit, not cause serious harm. You can regain control of your life after a serious injury by selecting the right attorney to pursue your case.