Los Angeles Lawyers for Defective Medical Device Injuries
Medical Aids Can Pose Serious Hazards if Faulty
Medical devices like pacemakers and ventilators have allowed people to survive health issues that used to be untreatable. Patients’ gratitude for these apparatuses is matched by the trust they put in them and the high prices they pay. A breakdown can be tragic for a patient and their loved ones.
Many medical devices have been subject toproduct recalls or contain hidden flaws that endanger patients but have not been proven. Medical device defects may be caused by a design weakness, a manufacturing mistake, or a lack of proper warnings and/or instructions on the product's labeling.
Proving a device is harmful in front of a court is difficult and labor-intensive, requiring the testimony of other victims and experts and solid advocacy by a medical device attorney.
Why choose our L.A. defective medical device lawyers?
- We've won multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients
- We are backed by 35+ years' combined legal experience
- Our team of trial attorneys is nationally recognized
- We’ve won the 3rd-largest verdict in California ($30 million)
- Our honors include being listed in Super Lawyers® 2011-2019
If you suspect that you or a loved one have been harmed by a defective medical device, you should contact our Los Angeles defective medical device lawyers immediately so they can begin building a strong case against the responsible party. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we work diligently to maximize compensation while providing trusted legal guidance.
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Examples of Defective Medical Devices
A medical device is defined by the FDA as an instrument, apparatus, or another piece of equipment that is designed to diagnose a medical condition or to cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent a medical condition. They may be used directly by a consumer or by a medical professional who is administering care. When such a device fails to do its job and/or malfunctions, it can cause physical injury and may result in death.
Medical devices include:
- Implantable medical devices
- Sedation systems
- Contact lenses
- Shoulder pain pumps
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of responding to reports about harmful medical devices. They can issue warnings to consumers, or even order a recall to remove these defective products from the shelves entirely. They can also commission studies by manufacturers or distributors to learn more about the purported side effects of devices that are in use.
Defective Medical Devices Put Patients’ Lives at Risk
While countless lives have been improved and even saved by the technologies above, this progress has not come without costs. In fact, over the years, many medical devices have been found to be extremely dangerous―and often deadly―due to mistakes made in their design or manufacturing process. In some cases, the side effects of these defective devices are worse than the condition they were designed to treat.
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our attorneys understand how devastating it can be to learn the medical device you trusted to treat your condition is defective and/or recalled. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with this burden alone. Our lawyers can help protect your rights and fight tirelessly to help you find justice after being wronged.
It is unjust to make consumers suffer simply because a medical device manufacturer decided to rush a dangerous product to market without proper testing.
How Our Defective Medical Device Lawyers Can Help You
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, you will find aggressive representation to help you assert your rights after suffering due to a defective medical device. We investigate each case diligently, working with knowledgeable medical researchers to learn the newest and most precise information. Then, we provide trial-tested advocacy to help you hold negligent manufacturers and product designers responsible.
We have earned a reputation for fighting tenaciously for our clients. Manufacturers know of our many litigation successes, and this alone can convince them to settle rather than risk a bruising battle in court. Whether it's through tough negotiations or courtroom arguments, we are ready to do whatever it takes to guard clients’ interests and help them recover full compensation.
Experience on Your Side
With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation can help you and your family seek justice for injuries caused by defective medical devices, including:
- Dangerous metal-on-metal hip implants
- Defective knee replacement systems
- Cochlear implants for adults and children
- Laparoscopic morcellators
If you are ready to hold the manufacturer for these or other defective devices accountable, we’re here for you.