Defective Medical Devices
Defective Medical Devices
Manufacturers and sellers have a responsibility to provide consumers with safe products. When unsafe products cause injury or death, consumers have the legal right to go to court for damages.
Product liability claims generally fit into two categories: defective products or dangerous products that completely lack warnings or offer inadequate warnings.
If a product caused you injury — whether due to negligence, a manufacturing defect, misrepresentation, or other reason — Grubbs Law Firm will work to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost income, or other damages due to you.
Large pharmaceutical companies have enormous resources at their disposal to defend their products. Getting justice for the victims of defective medications—prescription or over-the-counter— from failure to provide proper warning of the drug’s dangers requires the help of an experienced attorney. Such an attorney deals with illness and death caused by medication and understands the steps to take in various types of related cases. For instance, the term Multi-District Litigation, or MDL, refers to a situation when groups of individual related lawsuits are consolidated into one large case in federal court.
During the past several years, Mr. Grubbs has handled the following pharmaceutical cases:
- Actos – bladder cancer claims
- Avandia – cardiac injuries
- Fen-Phen – cardiac injuries
- Dilantin – Stevens Johnson Syndrome claims
- Fleet Phospho Soda – renal injuries
- Paxil – birth defect claims
- Pradaxa – excessive bleeding injuries
- Reglan – tardive dyskinesia claims
- Talcum Powder – ovarian cancer claims
- Trasylol – renal injury claims
- Yaz – DVT claims
- Zoloft – birth defect claims
Dangerous or defective medical devices–such as faulty surgical instruments, implants, pacemakers, and prosthetics–can give rise to a product liability claim if a person who undergoes surgery or uses a medical device is injured or dies as a result. Although monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a product can be defective in its design, manufacturing process, or marketing strategy. In most instances, state lawsuits over federally-approved medical devices face stringent legal obstacles and often receive increased national attention.
Mr. Grubbs has advocated on behalf of clients injured by the following medical devices:
- DePuy Pinnacle and ASR hip defects
- IVC Filter fracture, perforation, and migration claims
- Stryker Trident loosening and audible noise claims
- Transvaginal Mesh injuries
- Zimmer Durom Cup loosening claims
- Zimmer NexGen knee component defects