San Diego Defective Medical Device Injury Attorneys
Defective Medical Device Lawyers in Southern California
Medical devices have come a long way in a short time, and many can dramatically improve your health or even save your life. When medical devices do not work correctly or are poorly designed, however, the results can be devastating. Defective medical devices can cause serious injuries or fatalities. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. At the San Diego personal injury law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, our attorneys are skilled in handling all types of product liability cases including those involving defective medical devices. Our San Diego defective medical device lawyers carefully investigate these cases with the assistance of medical experts and strongly advocate for full compensation for our clients.
Liability for Defective Medical Devices in California
The process for bringing a medical device to the market is a complex one that involves rigorous scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Unfortunately, the FDA approval process does not always weed out potentially hazardous medical devices, and often the dangerousness of a device is not discovered until there have already been injuries or deaths as a result. Some medical device manufacturers fail to recall products that have been shown to be harmful in favor of profits. In doing so, however, they risk further injury and deaths.
Manufacturers who do not take the necessary steps to protect patients from dangerous medical devices can and should be held accountable legally. Unfortunately, there are many different types of medical devices that have been shown to be defective but are still being used or have been used until recently. Such products include certain types of:
- Birth control pills, patches and intrauterine devices (IUDs);
- Breast implants;
- Artificial hips - Stryker Hip Implant, Depuy Hip Replacement;
- Artificial knees;
- Heart valve implants;
- Insulin pumps;
- Heart stents; or
- Transvaginal mesh.
If you have been injured or a loved one has died because of a defective medical device, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Our San Diego defective medical device lawyers will answer your questions and explain what legal remedies may be available to you. Our firm has offices located in San Diego and Riverside, and we offer flexible appointment scheduling for your consultation. We work with clients throughout Southern California and only charge attorneys fees for personal injury cases when we win your case. Call (619) 512-5995 or (951) 200-4630.