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Medical Device Defects

Retain a Los Angeles Product Liability Attorney

Many medical devices have been subject to product recalls or have contained hidden defects in recent years. Medical device defects can be a flaw in the product’s design, a mistake in the manufacturing product, or insufficient warnings and/or instructions on the product’s labeling. Proving a device to be harmful can be complex and require testimony by experts.

If you suspect that you or a loved one have been harmed by a medical device, you should contact a Los Angeles product liability lawyer immediately so they can get started on building a strong case against the responsible party. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our team can work diligently to help you build a strong claim, while providing valid legal advice and guidance.

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Examples of Defective Medical Devices

A medical device is defined by the FDA as an instrument, apparatus or other piece of equipment that is designed to diagnose a medical condition or to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent a medical condition. A defective medical device can be one that is used directly by a consumer or one that is used by a medical professional to treat a patient. In both types of cases, the medical device can either fail to treat the consumer, or worse, cause physical injury to the patient, possibly even death.

A few examples of medical devices include the following:

  • Implantable medical devices
  • Syringes
  • Sedation systems
  • Ventilators
  • Wheel chairs
  • Contact lenses
  • Shoulder pain pumps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of overseeing reports of harmful medical devices and can issue recalls on products. When this happens, the FDA can order that the product be removed from the marked and that action be taken to correct the flaw.


How Our Skilled Attorneys Can Help You

Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation provides aggressive representation to clients suffering from defective medical devices. Attorney David Shoop makes diligent investigations into the medical devices his clients suffer from. He uses expert medical researchers to determine if the device is the cause of the suffering the patient is experiencing.

He then brings action against the manufacturers or product designers who are responsible. He has won a reputation for aggressive advocacy in court that makes some manufacturers inclined to settle rather than risk a bruising battle in court.

For sound legal assistance and advice, feel free to contact us today.