Medical technology, without a doubt, has changed medicine for the better. New devices have made medical procedures safer, quicker, and produce better results. Prosthetic limbs have allowed the disabled to get their lives back, and the amount of data doctors now have available to them is significantly greater and crucial for research. However, there are isolated instances where medical technology does more harm than good. Devices that are relied upon by thousands of people, yet have received insufficient testing, can be disastrous. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
Recently, the FDA conducted a massive recall of a knee implant device produced by Zimmer Biomet, a medical device company headquartered in Indiana, could result in dozens of lawsuits against the company. Called the Zimmer Persona, this device was designed to make knee replacements easier, more efficient, and more effective. However, upon discovering that the implants come loose extremely often, the FDA announced that the product will be recalled.
Loose knee implants cause extreme pain and can be accompanied by joint stiffness and arthritic symptoms. Because Zimmer Biomet sold many of these devices, it is likely at least some of those that were adversely affected by the product will bring legal action against the company. Many of the complaints are stemming from the fact that patients were not properly warned about the potential complications from the implants, so it is likely that physicians will be involved in lawsuits as well.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a faulty product or insufficient information regarding the use of that product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert products liability attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected] for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!