Knowledgeable New York Medical Device Accident Lawyers
Taking action against negligent manufacturers and medical professionals
If a defective medical device has injured you or a loved one, consult the dedicated personal injury lawyers at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson. We are compassionate when helping injured people throughout New York City, leveraging our nearly 100 years of collective experience. Our team has won a number of key rulings in the nation’s highest courts, highlighting our impressive track record of success achieved on behalf of our clients. For a lawyer who will make a difference in your case, work with our firm.
Injuries caused by defective medical products
Although medical devices have done wonders for healthcare in recent years, defective medical products can have devastating consequences. Although manufacturers do not create devices with the intent to hurt patients, sometimes their products are defectively designed or manufactured or they are improperly tested.
Over the years, many medical devices have been found to be defective. Some of the most common defective medical products include:
- Prosthetic knees. Knee replacements are sometimes required for conditions like cartilage defects, ligament tears and arthritis. However, some prosthetic knees fail prematurely, causing excruciating pain necessitating long periods of recovery.
- Hip replacement. Although hip replacement devices have been incredibly helpful for millions of patients, some companies have been forced to recall their devices in recent years due to a high rate of failure.
- Pacemakers. Pacemakers have been very effective in treating a variety of heart conditions, but improperly functioning pacemakers have been known to cause serious injury or death.
- Insulin pumps. Insulin pumps are designed to deliver a continuous flow of insulin into the body. Defective insulin pumps have been found to deliver inappropriate amounts of insulin, which can lead to serious health problems or even death.
- Ventilators. The most common types of ventilator defects occur in the valve, causing little or no air to be delivered to the patient.
- Transvaginal mesh. In recent years, it’s been found that surgical mesh, including transvaginal mesh, can cause serious health complications. Made up of synthetic materials, transvaginal mesh is implanted in patients to prevent pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. However, some patients have suffered from mesh erosion, when the device migrates from its original site and cuts through other soft tissue.
Who is liable for these injuries?
If you are suing a hospital or doctor for an injury caused by a medical device, you may also have grounds for a medical malpractice suit. Regardless, if you believe the doctor or hospital is responsible for your injury and want to file a products liability claim, you will need to be able to prove three things: you were injured, the medical device you used was defectively designed, manufactured or marketed; and that defect was the cause of your injury. A products liability lawyer can assist you through this process.
Speak with an experienced medical device injury lawyer in New York City
Have you or a loved one suffered due to a defective medical device? Call on the law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson right away. For a free initial consultation, call 888.746.8212 or contact us online.