Amarillo Defective Medical Device and Product Attorneys
The medical devices we have today make amazing things possible. We have implantable devices to keep your heart beating, replacement parts for worn-out joints, and everything in between. There is no doubt that these inventions save lives and improve quality of life. Unfortunately, when a medical device is defective, it can cause problems that are even worse than those it was meant to solve, and some defective medical devices are deadly.
Medical devices are big business. Too often, pharmaceutical companies and device makers rush their products to market without enough testing, hide the known dangers of their products, and engage in illegal or deceptive marketing campaigns to rake in higher profits at the expense of the consumers their medications and devices injure and kill.
If you have been harmed by a defective medical device, the Amarillo product liability attorneys of Wood Law Firm LLP, are ready to fight for you.
Justice for Victims Like You
At Wood Law Firm, we believe that corporations that put profits above lives must be held accountable. We are here to fight for victims like you who have been harmed by defective medications and medical devices, including those who have lost their spouses, children, parents and other precious loved ones due to insatiable greed on the part of pharmaceutical companies and device makers.
No matter how many people die or suffer life-changing injuries. No matter how many families lose mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. It is almost unheard of for the individuals within these companies, who make the decisions to sell dangerous drugs and devices, to face criminal charges. The corporations play a numbers game. Can they can make more in profits from a dangerous product, than it costs them to defend and settle lawsuits from those they have harmed?
It takes victims like you, standing up for your rights and holding them accountable, to tip the scales. Attorneys Channy Wood and Leslie Owens are here to level the playing field for you and help you win the fight.
Types of Defective Medical Devices
Virtually any type of medical device can be dangerous or defective. Some types are more well-known or causing serious injuries and deaths, including:
- Hip, knee and shoulder replacements, including Stryker LFIT femoral head
- IVC Filters
- Transvaginal mesh
- Power morcellators
- Implanted defibrillators
- Hernia mesh
- Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs)
- Pain pumps
Harm Caused by Dangerous Medical Devices
Defective medical devices can cause a wide range of harm. The types of injuries depend largely on the type of device and the type of defect involved. Examples of the harm caused by medical devices include:
- Device failure causing recurrence or worsening of the problem the device was meant to solve
- Device fails to perform or activates when it should not such as in implanted defibrillator
- Multiple revision surgeries
- Damage to tissue, bone, or organs
- Chronic pain
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Spread of previously undetected cancer
- Loss of mobility
- Permanent impairment
- Significantly diminished quality of life
Expedited FDA Clearance
The majority of medical devices do not have to go through the rigorous approval process you would expect. Extensive testing and clinical trials are not required to get a new device cleared for sale if the device maker can show that the new device is substantially similar to an existing approved device.
The expedited process is called 510(k) clearance. It is how most medical devices get to market.
Compensation for Your Losses
We know that money will not make everything OK again, but it can give you access to the best possible medical care and other services to give you the best possible quality of life after your injuries or the loss of a loved one. If you have been harmed by a dangerous drug or medical device, you may be able to recover compensation for economic and noneconomic damages including:
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
- Home health care
- Long-term care
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Special equipment and home modifications to accommodate disability
- Lost income and future lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
If you have been harmed by a dangerous medical device, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your injuries whether the device received expedited clearance or FDA approval. And, while a recall is certainly evidence in your favor, it is not necessary for the device to have been recalled.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective medical device or another defective product, the Amarillo product liability attorneys of Wood Law Firm LLP, can help. Please, do not wait until it is too late to take legal action. Call us today at 806-372-WOOD (9663) or contact us now to schedule your free consultation.