Defective Medical Devices and Product Liability California
At E&L, LLP, our skill with the litigation of complex product liability claims goes far beyond cases involving unsafe motor vehicles or defective automotive components. We also help clients collect compensation for severe or fatal injuries resulting from dangerous or defective medical devices.
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Holding Medical Device Manufacturers Responsible
Our attorneys know how to work with experts for the effective development and presentation of the technical evidence essential for proving the defendant’s liability in a defective medical device case. We also work closely with you and your treatment and rehabilitation team to make sure that your condition is properly diagnosed and documented and that you are receiving the best possible care and services.
Our dangerous medical device lawyers represent people who were injured by the defective or negligent design, manufacture, prescription, or insertion of such medical products and devices as:
- IV units
- Heart valves
- Dialysis machines
- Surgical screws or plates
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- Surgical, prosthetic, or cosmetic implants
- Joint prostheses such as DePuy hip replacements
Defective implants & the rise of implant surgery
There is roughly 1 million knee and hip replacement surgeries performed each year in the U.S. That number is expected to rise to nearly 4 million by 2030, due to an aging population and aggressive marketing to younger consumers by the companies producing joint replacements. The impact of defective implants will only rise as joint replacement surgery becomes more popular. At least one consumer group is pushing medical device manufacturers to provide warranties to help cover the costs incurred by those who receive defective products.
Part of the problem is that it is not clear how long these devices need to last. If a young patient has a knee replaced, should the knee last 10 years? 20? If it fails after 3 years, shouldn’t the company that made the product bear some responsibility? Warranties would establish a time period that recipients could expect the device to function. That information might impact whether a patient decides to have a particular device implanted.
Unfortunately, failed knee and hip replacements are not rare. Consumers Union reports that 18 percent of hip replacement surgeries are revision surgeries. An estimated 8 percent of knee replacement surgeries are revision surgeries.
The group reported that revision surgeries generally result in longer hospital stays and may lead to additional surgeries. Such surgeries are also more expensive than initial joint replacement surgeries. A warranty would allow the recipients of failed products to recoup the expense associated with replacing them.
Product liability attorneys with a reputation
Clients of E&L, LLP, appreciate the close communication and highly personalized service they receive from our lawyer and staff. We limit our active caseload at a time so that every one of our clients can benefit from the full range of our experience, skill, and concern for their welfare.
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E&L, LLP, has cultivated attorneys who are prepared to represent plaintiffs in complex personal injury, product liability, and car accident cases. If you have questions about your rights and options following an automobile defect, our team is readily available to help.