Medical technologies such as hip and knee replacements are amazing innovations that have helped thousands of people all over the world with debilitating injuries. However, they are also a potentially tremendous source of liability for physicians and manufacturers. Unfortunately, botched procedures and faulty devices can cause further injury. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.
Because many medical devices involve new technologies, there is often not a bright line standard for testing, unlike with a new drug. Loopholes in the system allow many devices to go untested in clinical trials altogether, despite protest from institutions like the National Academy of Medicine. Accordingly, device recalls are extremely high.
But devices such as plastic hips are not the only ones that can have dire consequences. High risk implanted cardiac devices require very little clinical testing, and in 2007, one manufacturer was forced to recall a defibrillator that misfired and killed a number of patients. By the time of the recall, the device had been implanted in nearly 300,000 Americans.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a faulty medical device, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert products liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!