Defective Medical Devices & Drugs
Many medical device manufacturers are more interested in raking in their profits than providing a safe and useful product. A defective medical device can injure a person in many ways. An artificial joint can wear out, requiring a second or even a third operation to replace it. Pacemakers can abruptly cease functioning, placing the patient at severe risk. Pelvic mesh is but one example of a defective medical device that can cause significantly more problems for the patient than the original condition did.
Medical Manufacturers are Liable for Defective Medical Devices
The companies that manufacture defective medical devices are liable for any and all injuries or fatalities caused by their defective medical device. However, this is not foremost in their minds. They do not bother to sufficiently test the safety of their products, or worse — they ignore the testing to get the defective medical devices on the market in New Jersey and across the country. Due to their lack of long-term testing, they must be held liable for the suffering of patients who use their defective products. We make these companies pay for their negligence by filing lawsuits against them in New Jersey courts.
Common Types of Defective Medical Devices
Some of the most common medical devices that are known to break down or develop problems are:
- Pelvic or transvaginal mesh.
- Breast implants that leak or cause large-cell lymphoma.
- Malfunctioning pacemakers that cause sudden heart attacks or strokes.
- Improperly labeled pre-loaded syringes can expose patients to medications that they might be allergic to or do not really need.
- Knee and hip replacements can fail prematurely and require unnecessary surgery to replace them.
Surgery that includes the use of medical devices has its risks. These risky situations do not occur due to side-effects or standard complications. They happen because medical device manufacturers — many of them located in New Jersey — knowingly release products of a substandard quality. At the New Jersey law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, we are a leader in successfully suing manufacturers of defective medical devices. Read about how our New jersey lawyers won a $300 million settlement for thousands of individuals affected by Benicar, a blood pressure drug, how our lawyers won a $68 million jury verdict against C.R. Bard a $15 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson for defective pelvic mesh, and a $11.1 million jury verdict in a case against Johnson & Johnson for pelvic mesh. This case was the first of thousands of pelvic mesh lawsuits to go to trial in New Jersey. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
New Jersey Defective Medical Device Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective medical device, you need to contact the New Jersey defective medical device lawyers at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman. Our defective medical device lawyers will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your potential lawsuit. We will aggressively fight for your rights to a fair legal settlement for the injuries or death of yourself or anyone near to you.