NYC Defective Medical Devices & Injuries
Modern medicine is an amazing science. Innovative technologies and miraculous medical devices help to relieve suffering, stave off disease, and save lives. Indeed, medical implants and other such devices are increasingly common in New York and throughout the world.
Unfortunately, medical devices don’t always work as they should. As with any other product, the companies that manufacture defective medical devices are liable for the injuries those defects cause. And, because these devices interact intimately with the human body, those injuries tend to be substantial.
Likewise, the doctors and medical providers responsible for negligently inserting, implanting, or prescribing harmful medical devices may share in the liability for their patients’ suffering.
For these reasons, litigating defective medical devices in New York may involve several different areas of state and federal law, including personal injury law, medical malpractice, and products liability.
An experienced New York defective medical devices attorney at Kaplan Lawyers PC can help you identify the relevant bodies of law and identify all the available sources of compensation. We understand the life-altering impact that these cases have on our clients, and that’s why we dedicate ourselves to obtaining comprehensive and restorative justice for the people we serve.
Understanding the Law on Defective Medical Devices
In the United States, medical devices are regulated by federal law and must be approved by the FDA. The applicable statutes and regulations are incredibly complicated, however, and these cases aren’t always easy to try. They require an experienced attorney with extensive professional resources in the medical field. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we work with highly credentialed experts to investigate and litigate these cases effectively.
Despite rigorous testing and approval, medical devices can cause traumatic damage once they’re on the market.
It might be that the relatively small population studied in the initial testing failed to include people with particular sensitivities to the device. Other times, products may not become defective until they have been in use for some time.
It’s also not uncommon for physicians to improperly apply or prescribe the use of an FDA-approved device.
Whatever the reason, you should know that even the most meticulously tested and thoroughly FDA-endorsed devices can (and do) cause substantial injury. They can even prove to be fatal.
Regardless of FDA approval, you or your loved ones may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. A New York defective medical devices attorney can help.
Common Examples of Defective Medical Devices
The following is a list of defective medical devices that have been known to cause frequent injury in the past:
- Knee replacements
- Hip implants
- Surgical mesh products
- Pain pumps
- Infusion pumps
- Heart valves
- Radiation-emitting devices
- Medical lasers
- Biopsy equipment
- X-ray machines
- Ultrasound equipment.
This is not a comprehensive list. There are thousands of categories of medical devices, and new products hit the market every year. The FDA routinely recalls these devices. Regardless of a recall, you may be entitled to compensation.
Please note that medicines, drugs, and blood products are generally not included in the definition of “medical devices,” though New York medical malpractice claims may be available for injuries related to those products as well.
Talk to a New York Defective Medical Devices Attorney
You trust doctors and medical manufacturers to safeguard your health. After all, you aren’t the expert here — they are. If their negligent practices or defective products endanger your health or claim the life of a loved one, you deserve justice. Kaplan Lawyers PC can help.
To schedule a free consultation with a New York defective medical devices attorney, please contact us right away. Time matters, so don’t delay.
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