Medical Products

Medical products can be virtually any device used by medical practitioners to treat a disease, illness, injury, or disability. Some are complex, such as defibrillators, stents or implants; others may be simple, such as anti-bacterial wipes.

When one of these devices fails to perform as designed and approved, it may result in a product recall – but the harm to patients could already have been done. Statistics show that since January 2012, there have been more than 70 medical devices recalled in the U.S. alone because of manufacturing defects or various malfunctions. By far the most frequent recalls have involved Class I devices, which include such simple items as elastic bandages and surgical gloves and which are subject to the least amount of regulatory control by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

When medical products are inadequately designed and tested, improperly manufactured or inappropriately marketed without adequate warning or instruction about their use, patients can suffer severe injury or death.  In such instances our lawyers are prepared to demonstrate responsibility on the part of manufacturers, medical personnel or sales representatives for negligence and liability.  We and our expert witnesses have in-depth knowledge of medical technology treatment and can demonstrate in court why violations of the proper standards of care entitle our clients and their families to compensation for pain, injury, care and loss.

Successes

Seeking Damages for Fungal Meningitis Caused by Product Contamination

We were the first firm to file pioneering cases in Massachusetts on behalf a number of individuals who were victims in the still-growing outbreak of…

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