Medical device manufacturers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products are safe, so when a device fails and causes injury, those companies can be held accountable. Defective medical devices can have serious, lasting consequences from injury, chronic pain and unexpected complications that may require ongoing medical care.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the safety of medical devices, providing approval that means a device is safe and effective and can be marketed to the public and used by doctors. Although the FDA’s approval process is rigorous, sometimes all of the risks may not surface at the time the device is approved to enter the market.
Not only do medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to produce a safe and effective product, but they also have a duty to market their product for its approved and intended use. If the risks of a device are not communicated properly, or if the product is marketed for a use other than the one for which it was approved, the manufacturer can be held accountable.
The FDA is responsible for issuing a product recall, but often this does not occur until hundreds of people have already been injured. If you experience painful consequences from a defective medical product, you should consult a defective product attorney to decide if you have a legal claim for damages.
Defective medical device claims can be quite complex. Establishing legal fault is not always simple, so it’s important to find a defective product lawyer that specializes in medical devices. The defective product lawyers at Roberts & Roberts know from experience and training what is involved in these types of cases and can help you take action.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, the experienced personal injury legal team at Roberts & Roberts is here to help with compassionate, aggressive representation. Please call 800-248-6000 or contact us for a free consultation.