New Jersey Defective Medical Device Lawyers
Medical Device Attorneys for Injured Patients in NJ
The practice of medicine increasingly relies on medical devices, ranging from the simplest tools to the most complex equipment. Doctors depend on respirators, stents, defibrillators, and even basic devices like tongue depressors and gloves to make it through complicated and routine procedures alike. Similarly, patients count on medical devices such as pacemakers and artificial joints to maintain and improve their ability to function in their daily lives. But what happens when one of these devices fails? Patients can be seriously harmed by defectively designed, manufactured, and marketed medical devices. Fortunately, the law provides individuals who suffer harm due to defective medical devices in New Jersey with the right to pursue compensation from those responsible.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries from a defective medical device in NJ, Fronzuto Law Group is here to provide the dedicated legal counsel you need. Our seasoned New Jersey medical injury lawyers have extensive knowledge and resources in the area of product liability and medical malpractice, which aids us in providing the best possible representation to our clients. When you have suffered harm from a defective medical device, our team of skilled attorneys will handle every element of your case and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact us today at 973-435-4551 to discuss the circumstances that led to your injuries and learn more about your potential for a legal claim. We will provide a free review of the specific facts of your case and explain your possible eligibility for damages.
Medical Device Oversight
Defective medical devices are dangerous. To combat this persistent threat to public health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates and oversees the manufacturing of medical devices nationwide. When a medical device is identified as defective or a risk to health, the FDA may require changes or corrections before the product can be safely sold again, or they may call for a recall from the market entirely. The agency also continuously makes new information about medical device recalls available to the public to increase awareness through its Medical Device Recall Database.
Defective Medical Device Lawsuits in NJ
Clearly, defective medical devices affect medical professionals and patients across all areas of medicine. When you are the person injured by a defective medical device or a product of any kind, one of the leading questions is: can I bring a lawsuit? Below are some of the leading forms of liability for medical device defect injuries.
Defectively Designed Medical Devices
A medical device manufacturer may be held liable if one of their devices causes harm due to a defect in its design. A medical device may be considered to have a design defect if the product is unreasonably dangerous as designed, or unsafe for the intended or and reasonably foreseeable uses. In other words, if the medical device could not perform as intended or you were hurt due to problems with the very design of the product itself, you may be able to bring an action against that device’s manufacturer in court. This applies if the design created unreasonable risks for patients for any reason, including if the manufacturer failed to run appropriate tests to determine the product’s safety before they sold it.
Manufacturing Medical Device Defects
It is also possible to file a claim against a medical device company if the device was defectively manufactured. Even if there were no fundamental issues with the design, a defect may have been introduced in the manufacturing process that ultimately caused your injuries. This often occurs because the manufacturer failed to implement adequate quality assurance procedures to detect and remove unsafe medical devices from the marketplace. By establishing this sequence of events, can you obtain financial damages for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and the costs of further treatments and therapies necessary for your recovery.
Improperly Marketed Medical Devices
You can also bring a lawsuit against a medical device maker if you were instructed to use a particular medical device but the device manufacturer provided incomplete, incorrect, or confusing instructions for the use of the device. This often occurs during rehabilitation or physical therapy after an injury or in association with a separate medical condition, thus exacerbating the severity of its consequences. Similarly, a manufacturer may completely fail to provide instructions that you need to safely and effectively use the product. When a manufacturer fails to inform medical professionals or patients about a product’s risks, this is yet another type of product liability case known as “failure to warn.”
Get Help Pursuing Faulty Medical Equipment Compensation in NJ
If you suffered harm as a result of a defective medical device in New Jersey, contact the highly skilled NJ medical device defect attorneys at Fronzuto Law Group for immediate assistance. We are happy to provide answers to all of your questions and discuss your legal options. Call 973-435-4551 now for more information. The consultation is always free, as is our representation unless we obtain a recovery for you.