From the outside, the healthcare industry seems incredibly regulated. It takes years for a drug or device to get approved by the FDA in many instances, so how do defective (and often deadly) medical devices make it on the market in the first place?
Like other types of product liability issues, there are a few ways this can happen.
- The manufacturing and design process: perhaps the design of the medical device has a fatal flaw (for instance the metal on metal of Deuy hips) or maybe the design is fine but something goes wrong in the production process. In both these instances, it unfortunately is usually a complaint or death by a patient that alerts people to the problems.
- Failure to warn: A lot of the personal injury lawsuits that we deal with as they relate to medical products has to do with the failure on the part of the company (and often the doctor as well) to properly warn patients of the risks associated with the pill or product.
With the always increasing number of pills and medical devices on the market, avoidable injuries and deaths is a rising problem. Companies should be held accountable for the physical, emotional and financial problems they cause their patients. If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member because of a a medical product, you have legal options available to you but you need to get in touch with us immediately before time runs our on your opportunity to file a lawsuit. Not only can you recover for all your expenses related to the issues and additional injuries the medical product has caused, but you can also receive compensation for things like pain and suffering, lost wages, reduced earning potential and much more.
At Walch Law, we have over 40 years of experience handling serious personal injury and wrongful death cases in California. We have an over 95% success rate and will work hard to get you the results you deserve. It only takes one call to get started.