A patient can be injured, permanently disabled, or wrongfully killed by a failed medical device they depended on to maintain their health and mobility. Despite rigorous testing and approval processes, defective medical devices are implanted in patients every day across the country.
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one due to a defective medical device, the attorneys at Knapp & Roberts have the experience and understanding to help.
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We can assist you in obtaining compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Reach out to Knapp & Roberts in Phoenix today.
At Knapp & Roberts, our commitment is to our clients. When you retain our medical device recall attorneys for your claim, you receive quality, one-on-one representation.
Medical device recall claims are complex and require extensive medical and legal knowledge. We start these cases by thoroughly examining your information for viability.
Any medical device recall case must withstand the scrutiny of medical experts and the court. If your claim meets the medical and legal requirements to proceed, we delve further into:
Knapp & Roberts will keep you informed as your case progresses. We will also advise you of the best legal strategies to move your case through the claims process. This includes when and whether to take a settlement or go to trial.
For more information about the claims process and our approach to medical device recall claims, schedule your appointment with Knapp & Roberts in our Phoenix office.
A medical device, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is an instrument, apparatus, machine, or similar article that includes a part that is intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure a disease, as well as physically influence the function or structure of the human body.
The FDA has an approval process for medical devices that includes clinical trials. These trials are meant to protect the public from any hazards a defective medical device may cause. Despite these efforts, flawed medical devices still make it into the healthcare market.
A defective medical device is one that fails to work properly regardless of required routine checks, maintenance, and monitoring. There are three types of defective medical device claims depending on the reason for the failure or damage caused to the patient.
A defective medical device may have a manufacturing defect, device defect, or a marketing defect.
These three sources of liability encompass the chain of distribution of a product or all the parties that come into contact with a product while it makes its way to the patient.
Anyone in the chain of distribution of a defective medical device may be liable for a patient’s injuries or wrongful death.
Examples of the chain of distribution include:
To prove that a medical device is defective, the type of defect must be identified and verified. This takes a team of experts and a skilled defective medical device attorney to accomplish.
Once liability is established, a defective medical device attorney can move forward with assessing a patient’s total expenses and losses. These include both current and future projected medical needs. Award amounts vary according to the type and severity of the injuries and the patient’s overall prognosis.
Economic and non-economic damages will be considered when determining a fair compensation award. Economic damages are those with fixed or approximate dollar amounts like:
Non-economic damages are hard to quantify as they are personal losses and include:
Other damages awards are available on a case-by-case basis. An experienced attorney can discuss these in detail during a claim consultation.
Medical devices are commonly used for a variety of patient needs. There are several types of devices on the market, many with multiple manufacturers.
Any of these may cause patient injury or death if defective:
The above medical devices are life-changing when working as prescribed and under the surveillance of a doctor or medical provider.
There are currently medical devices on recall by manufacturers due to serious patient injury or death.
These are the following:
Patients who have suffered injuries or the death of a loved one due to one of the above defective medical devices should seek the immediate advice of a medical device recall attorney.
Medical devices are now under investigation for design defects or marketing defects are:
To find out about a specific product, contact a medical device recall attorney.
There are numerous types of medical devices. When defective, they can result in any variety of patient injuries depending on their location in the body and method of use.
Some commonly cited injuries due to defective medical devices include:
If you or your loved one suffered any of these injuries or another type of harm from a defective medical device, contact an experienced medical device recall attorney immediately.
At Knapp & Roberts, we will gladly listen to your story about the defective medical device that injured you. Please feel free to contact us at no charge, by telephone or e-mail, or complete the Do I Have a Case form, and one of our attorneys will contact you.
If you have a defective medical device claim, Knapp & Roberts will fight to protect your rights against the medical device manufacturer and any large insurance companies shielding them from liability. We have the resources and resolve to tackle the most complex medical device injury cases by negotiations or trial litigation.
At Knapp & Roberts, we keep your information confidential and completely manage your legal matter allowing you time to focus on your well-being. Work with one of our professionals. Reach out to Knapp & Roberts in Phoenix now with your defective medical device questions and legal concerns.
The personal injury attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona at Knapp & Roberts have the compassion and trial lawyer skills to tell your story to a jury. We will get to know you and your family so that we can help the jury understand what has happened to you and your family and how it has changed your lives. Obtain the compensation necessary for the injuries and losses you have suffered.