Medical Device Recalls
When people are injured, they rely on their physicians to assist them in regaining their health. Many times people will need surgery and the implanting of medical devices, such as hip replacement parts, pacemakers, or tendon replacements, to assist in their recovery. While many of these products have been helpful, these medical devices can have faults in their design, engineering, or manufacturing.
Medical devices include a vast range of equipment that include complicated and intricate machines that are only used by specially trained medical professionals all the way to the more simple everyday products. The ramifications of a faulty medical device are more often than not devastating as they can require additional surgery with its inherent risks, additional rehabilitation, lost time from family activities and lost work. Whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall or merely fielded consumer complaints for a medical device, you may be eligible for damages relating to the losses that you have suffered.Do the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Rules and Regulations Protect Me from Harmful Medical Devices?
The FDA oversees the safety of all medical devices marketed and used in the country. The FDA monitors and requires certain testing protocols before devices are placed onto the market for consumers to use. However, testing periods are often not long enough to determine whether certain products have detrimental side effects over longer periods of time. The FDA will often field consumer complaints and monitor any potential side effects after a product has been placed onto the market. Typically, the FDA will not do anything in an official capacity until after accumulating research based on a large amount of complaints. Only after a number of complaints will the FDA act to issue a warning to the public or even a mass recall. However, this process often takes time and can come too late at your expense. You may be entitled to compensation regardless of the FDA’s designation of a product.What Types of Medical Device Recall Cases Does The Higgins Firm Pursue?
At The Higgins Firm, we represent people in Tennessee and throughout the country who have been injured by faulty medical devices.
If you have experienced pain and suffering or the need for additional surgery because of these medical devices, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee defective product attorneys immediately. We put our clients first in everything that we do. We will work with you to gather evidence including insurance information, medical records, and more. We stand steadfast by our clients and will fight for your claim. We will review your case, consult with doctors, and do everything we can to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.