Defective Medical Device Lawsuit

The attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates represent clients nationally in medical device lawsuits. Among the diverse types of cases we represent, our firm is currently handling the following:

Transvaginal Mesh: A device used to treat weak or damaged vaginal walls in conditions known as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginal mesh poses severe side effects in women including erosion, infection, internal bleeding, puncturing of internal organs including the bladder, and pain.

Lawsuits against Medical Device Manufacturers

There are hundreds of types of pharmaceutical devices, and many people rely on them for survival or to improve their quality of life. In cases of unsafe design or a flawed manufacturing process, defective devices often make their way to the market, causing serious or fatal injuries to countless consumers.

Pharmaceutical devices may be harmful when a manufacturer does not adequately test them for safety, or they fail to disclose the details about the defective product’s harmfulness.

Medical devices are different from drugs and medicines, because they are often physically attached to you or implanted into your body. When these devices malfunction or otherwise go wrong, patients are exposed to severe side effects and potentially life-threatening complications.

What Is a Medical Device?

Medical devices that have recently been involved in product liability lawsuits, medical device recalls and FDA alerts include:

  • Vaginal mesh
  • Hip implants
  • Knee replacements
  • Pacemakers
  • Defibrillators
  • Robotic surgical system
  • Breast implants
  • Medication infusion pumps
  • Defective stents
  • IUDs
  • Ventilator systems

How Do I Sue a Medical Device Manufacturer?

If you have been harmed by a device, find out about your rights in our Free Case Evaluation. You may be able to seek financial compensation for your medical costs, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and more through a medical device lawsuit.

Bringing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a medical device, implant or other pharmaceutical product involves in-depth investigation, considerable financial and legal resources, and extensive collaboration with medical and technical experts.

Marc Whitehead & Associates are skilled in this complex area of law, and can help you through the process from start to finish. There will be no fee to you unless we win your case.

What Are Examples of Medical Device Side Effects?

  • IUD devices migrating from the original position to other parts of the body, causing uterine wall perforations and other serious complications;
  • Metal on metal hip replacement system parts may come loose, damaging nearby bone or causing tumors; corrosion of the metal may cause metal flakes to enter the patient’s bloodstream and poison the body over time;
  • Breast implants consisting of cancer-causing materials;
  • Vaginal mesh may erode and cause infections, or perforate the body;
  • A defective defibrillator fails, causing severe or fatal complications;
  • An ear implant malfunctions, causing electric shocks, unbearably loud noise and severe pain;
  • Ventilator product defects may cause asphyxiation side effects or death.

Contact a Medical Device Lawsuit Attorney

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a duty to make sure that the devices they sell are reasonably safe and contain sufficient warnings about possible side effects and risks. When manufacturers do not act responsibly and put profits before the safety of consumers, they must be held accountable.

Let us know if you have suffered injury or a loved one has been harmed. Contact Marc Whitehead & Associates to speak with experienced attorneys who can help.

Practice Areas: Mass Tort Litigation