Baltimore, Maryland Defective Medical Device Attorney
Negligent Product Makers are Afraid of Our Legal Team
The development of medical devices has made it possible to treat a wide range of illnesses. As with any type of product that provides a tangible benefit to people, the demand for newer and better models of medical devices increases all the time. Medical device manufacturers respond to this demand by developing and releasing new medical devices at incredible – and sometimes rushed – rates. Some of these medical devices are defective, which then causes innocent victims to suffer painful injuries.
If you suffered an injury due to a defective medical device, do not leave yourself at the mercy of manufacturers and insurance companies. A Baltimore, Maryland defective medical device lawyer can get you the compensation you deserve. At Portner & Shure, our skilled attorneys can fight to hold a medical device manufacturer liable and obtain financial compensation for your injuries.
For a free consultation, contact us today at (855) 954-4141 or online.
Medical Device Industry Issues
The medical device industry is subject to oversight and regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For a medical device to be released to the general public, it must receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Before receiving approval, the medical device must undergo extensive testing. Therein lies the problem, though.
People mistakenly believe that the Food and Drug Administration conducts the testing. The reality is that the FDA relies on testing performed by the manufacturer. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to perform inadequate testing or to present misleading data to the Food and Drug Administration to receive approval. Manufacturers do this because their primary goal is profit and not human lives. Once a medical device enters the market, the true dangers become known.
Common defective medical devices include:
- Vaginal Mesh
- IVC Filter
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant
How a Medical Device Manufacturer Can Be Held Liable
Personal injury claims for defective medical devices are a type of product liability claim. Accordingly, there are three ways in which an injured victim can hold a medical device manufacturer responsible.
1. A victim can hold a manufacturer liable by proving that the manufacturer failed to use reasonable care with the device’s design, or with the method used to manufacture the device.
2. A victim can hold a manufacturer liable by proving that the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warning of potential danger.
3. A victim can hold a manufacturer liable based on strict liability if they can prove that the device:
- Was inherently defective
- Was unreasonably dangerous
- Caused an injury
- Remained unchanged from the time it was manufactured to the time it reached the victim.
Injuries & Damages in Medical Device Cases
Defective medical devices cause innocent victims to suffer painful injuries. The injuries caused by defective medical devices often require expensive corrective surgery. Victims of defective medical devices often also require additional medical treatment. Maryland law allows victims to seek financial compensation for the cost of their medical care, any time lost from not being able to work, and the pain a victim endured because of their injuries.
Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?
Medical device manufacturers fight tooth and nail to avoid responsibility. If you are the victim of a defective medical device, you should get representation from an aggressive Baltimore, Maryland defective medical device lawyer. The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. know how to fight large corporations and obtain compensation for their clients. We have spent 25+ years successfully fighting for our clients from all of Maryland’s communities, including Maryland’s Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, and Hispanic communities.
All personal injury representation is performed on a contingency fee basis. Portner & Shure, P.A., receives no fee unless our client obtains a settlement or judgment in court.
To schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore, Maryland defective medical device case, call (855) 954-4141 or contact us online now.