Defective Medical Devices Can Result In Serious Injury Or Death
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the long process of a medical device’s introduction into our hospitals, operating rooms and clinics. Products must undergo rigorous development, patenting and government approvals before they are ready for use on patients. Despite the extensive measures that are taken to provide patients with safe devices, people are still severely injured by defective medical devices. Oliver & Reichel, P.A., helps individuals who have been hurt by defective medical devices.
If you or someone you care about has been injured by a defective medical device, please call 913-826-6202 to speak with an attorney from Oliver & Reichel, P.A., in a complimentary case evaluation. We use our vast experience to provide injured people with a voice and an opportunity to be heard.
How Are Medical Devices Categorized?
The FDA has recognized three class categories of medical devices.
- Class I : These are nonlife sustaining and the least complicated. Any failure of a class I device poses little risk to the patient.
- Class II: This class is more complicated and riskier than class I, but also nonlife sustaining. They are subject to specific performance standards.
- Class III: Devices in this class sustain or support life, and any failure is life threatening.
When a life is put at risk, because of a pacemaker failure, defective heart stent or malfunctioning pacemaker, the issue of product liability comes into clear focus. Our firm is experienced in the area of products liability and will investigate the cause of the device’s defect and name any negligent parties. When a product undergoes extensive quality control procedures and still inflicts harm, the negligent parties must be held accountable. Our firm helps people who have been injured by defective medical devices such as:
- Heart stents
- Cardiac devices
- Orthopedic devices
- Pedicle screws
Defective Medical Devices And Fatalities
If you have lost a loved one because of a medical device’s defect, our firm can help. We offer compassionate representation in response to your tragedy and will thoroughly analyze any potential liabilities.