Defective Medical Device Lawyers in Los Angeles
If You’ve Been Injured by a Medical Device, We’re Here to Help You Find Justice.
Defective and poorly designed medical devices can be dangerous, and they injure many Americans every year. Patients typically purchase these products to help improve their quality of life, especially if they’ve suffered an injury or illness. However, when a design or manufacturing error affects a device’s function, users may actually see their health worsen.
Our attorneys have over two decades of experience fighting for patients who have been wronged by pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Though those in the healthcare industry are not afraid to spend millions on legal defense, our team does not back down when justice is on the line. Your health is important, and to have it stolen from you by a careless company is painful and challenging. We are here to stand by you in this difficult time.
Call Robins Cloud LLP at (800) 691-2363 to schedule a free consultation with our defective medical device attorneys. Our Los Angeles team serves clients throughout the state of California.
Why File a Defective Medical Device Lawsuit?
Medical devices are relied upon by many patients across the nation, especially with our aging population. Unfortunately, many of them do not undergo adequate testing, or any kind of evaluation, before they reach the market and consumers. Sometimes a company might conceal negative test results to get its product on the shelves. When this happens, injuries are more likely to occur. Anyone who has been the victim of a defective or malfunctioning medical device may find their life forever changed for the worse because of their injuries.
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating medical devices and authorizing their sale, the device manufacturer is ultimately responsible for ensuring its safety. If the company fails to form the FDA about any problems the device may have, it can be considered negligent or even fraudulent. Likewise, if a company fails to catch hazards despite its testing procedure, it can be held liable when patients face unwarned symptoms.
How Defective Devices Make It to Market
One of the rules the FDA uses to speed up medical device approval is known as 510(k). This allows a manufacturer to submit evidence the device they’re hoping to approve is “substantially equivalent” to a device that was already approved for sale. This allows manufacturers to effectively skip the testing process. In some cases, the device they claim equivalence to isn’t even sold any more. Regardless, this loophole allows negligent companies to push medical devices out to patients without ensuring their safety first.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
In most cases, patients who are injured by defective devices are eligible to file a claim against the device designer, manufacturer, distributor, or any combination of the three.
In such a claim, you can ask for compensation for damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
Our experienced defective medical device attorneys are here to listen to your story and help you file your claim.
Call Robins Cloud LLP at (800) 691-2363 or reach out to our team online to schedule a free consultation with our Los Angeles defective medical device attorneys. We have been serving clients throughout California for more than two decades.
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