Medical Devices Attorneys
Medical device manufacturers spend a lot of time promoting their products to the general public. They often suggest in their advertisements that consumers suffering particular maladies can rely on their devices to improve patient health and enhance existing quality of life. The problem is that a number of these products turn out to be unsafe, and patients are often the last to discover the downside.
Sometimes, this is because medical devices are sold without adequate disclosures. In other words, injured consumers discover they were never given the opportunity to evaluate whether the benefits promised by the doctor, hospital or manufacturer were enough to outweigh the risks associated with using the devices.
Manufacturers Pressure FDA
Isn't the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responsible for protecting the public from dangerous medical devices? Yes. The FDA is charged with the task of scrutinizing medical devices before they are used. However, the agency is under constant pressure from manufacturers to approve products quickly.
A process under which the FDA operates, called “fast track” status, is specially designed to reduce approval time. We now know that many of these approvals are premature and improper. Ironically, the medical device that is intended to improve one's health may end up causing more damage than the condition being treated.
Medical Device Recalls & Defective Products
- Zimmer Hip Implant - Durom® Cup Recall (hip replacements)
- Hernia Patch Recall for Bard® Composix® Kugel® Mesh (surgical patches)
- Mentor ObTape® Vaginal Sling being removed from the market (vaginal slings)
What do I do if I've been injured by a defective medical device?
If you or someone you know has been injured by a medical device, contact an attorney with experience in medical device litigation. The Spangenberg Law Firm has successfully represented many consumers and their families against those responsible for manufacturing and distributing defective medical devices. Call 877-696-3303 to speak to one of our Cleveland, Ohio, medical device attorneys now, or contact us for a free consultation.
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Should you file a lawsuit? You won't know until you talk to an experienced attorney. Contact us or call us at (877) 696-3303 to arrange a free, confidential consultation. You can get answers, find out what happened, and help prevent similar needless injuries from happening to other people, too.
We handle cases on a contingency-fee basis: if we can't help you recover money damages, you won't pay attorneys' fees. When you meet with us to discuss your case, it will be with an attorney, not an investigator or paralegal. We also have Spanish and Ukrainian interpreters available. Contact us today to get us started on investigating your claim from our Cleveland headquarters.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable.
For more than 65 years, the attorneys at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber have represented victims of unsafe medical products and drugs in lawsuits throughout Ohio and beyond. Our attorneys have access to the most sophisticated technical and medical resources available to investigate and prepare your case to win. When the insurance company lawyers see our name on the lawsuit, they know it is well researched, carefully investigated and thoroughly prepared. For you, that means insurance company lawyers come to the table prepared to discuss a full and fair settlement - or we'll see them in court.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.