Defective Medical Devices
All products are expected to be safe for their consumers to use, but medical devices stand apart: Not only must they be safe, they must also physically integrate into the patient’s body, and become a fully functioning part of it. If it weren’t for the promises and past successes of medical device manufacturers, most patients/consumers would most likely be too incredulous to accept this premise.
Industry standards are high enough that these products are generally considered safe. However, when they are defective, the pain and suffering brought upon the patient/consumer is enormous. In fact, it frequently takes major invasive surgery to mitigate the effects of medical device defects.
I am attorney Stephen I. Leshner, and I have been practicing law for over 35 years. I am also a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Please contact me today to set up an appointment to discuss the facts of your case.
My Previous Experience with Medical Device Liability
Years ago, the medical products manufacturing company Sulzer Orthopedics issued a recall of some 25,000 artificial hips due to a manufacturing mistake. However, by the time the company announced the recall, 17,500 of the defective hips had already been implanted into the bodies of patients. I was able to secure settlements for 52 patients in the medical device liability litigation that ensued, recovering millions of dollars in damages. Currently, I am handling many metal-on-metal hip replacement cases where my clients suffered loosening of the device and metallosis, involving the following manufacturers: DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Wright Medical Technology, Zimmer, Biomet, Smith & Nephew, Stryker and Encore, and have already received settlements for my clients in the DePuy ASR, Wright Medical Technology, Biomet and Zimmer cases. I am also handling cases involving Zimmer NexGen knee replacements. Also, I am representing many clients involving defective transvaginal mesh (TVM) and bladder slings where the defective medical device had to be surgically removed, involving the following manufacturers: American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific, Coloplast, and Ethicon.
If you would like to speak about your medical device liability case, please contact me online or call 602 266-9000 to schedule a free consultation.