Medical Device Litigation

Each year, there are many people who receive a medical device that is designed to help them improve the way they live after undergoing an injury or even when age causes problems with the way the body is able to function. Medical devices may be such things as heart valves, defibrillators, hip implants, and pacemakers. These devices are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and should have been fully tested before receiving approval and being put on the list of available devices for the public.

US Senate: Makers of Infuse Bone Graft Manipulated Peer Reviews to FDA

Breaking News: Medtronic, the makers of the popular InFuse Bone Graft cage device, have been accused by a U.S. Senate Investigation of wrongfully influencing doctors to promote the product.

“Medtronic was involved in drafting, editing, and shaping the content of medical journal articles authored by its physician consultants who received significant amounts of money through royalties and consulting fees from Medtronic,” Senator Max Baucus and Senator Charles Grassley, said in a joint statement. Part of that influence was inserting language into one study that emphasized the pain caused by a competing technique to Infuse, the senators said. Learn More

At Pulaski Law Firm PLLC we understand that there are some devices that include defects or even side effects that are very severe which can cause injuries, even after they have been approved by the FDA. When a medical device is defective, the consequences may even be life threatening. Often, patients whose medical devices are defective or dangerous may need to have invasive surgery to repair or replace the defective device.

There are two points that are usually discussed in relation to defective medical devices, and they are whether the device was used correctly and whether the product had something wrong with it. This alludes to the possible misuse of the medical device by medical personnel. Because of the complexity of these issues, it is very important to discuss your claim with an attorney who is experienced in medical device litigation. Expert witnesses will often be required to determine whether the medical device is truly related to the injury in question.

If you feel that you or a family member or other loved one has received an injury or has even died because of a defective medical device, the experienced medical device litigation lawyers at Pulaski Law Firm PLLC are here to help you. Contact us for a free initial consultation so that we can determine the extent of your injuries and help you decide whether you have a viable case. Don’t suffer any longer because of a medical device that is not working properly.

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