Langston & Lott, PLLC
Defective Medical Devices
Langston & Lott, PLLC Defective Medical Devices
Mississippi Law Firm Helping Victims of
Dangerous Medical Devices
Mississippi Law Firm Helping Victims of Dangerous Medical Devices
Medical devices can save your life or improve the quality of your life, but they can also make you sick, cause additional pain, or even result in death. Medical devices are marketed as the answer to a patient’s problems and the end of their suffering. However, they are often defective and just prove to be the beginning of an even worse chapter for the people who receive them. How devastating might it feel to go through surgery with the expectation of a better life thereafter, only to discover that the implanted device is now causing you to feel worse than before? The trial attorneys at Langston & Lott, PLLC have extensive experience filing claims against the manufacturers of these defective devices, and we can get you the compensation you need to continue your treatment and you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Medical devices are designed and manufactured to repair adverse health conditions in the body. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has jurisdiction over the sale of these products, unfortunately; they routinely approve medical devices that have not had adequate testing over the objections of their own advisory board. Some of the most common defective medical devices that have been recalled and have been the subject of products liability lawsuits include:
- Hip replacements
- Cardiac defibrillators
- Transvaginal mesh
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, the attorneys at Langston & Lott, PLLC have the experience to handle the complex task of taking on the large corporate manufacturers.
There are different approaches we can take, depending on state law, in pursuit of financial recovery for your injuries and losses in a products liability action.
Strict liability claims allow you to receive damages without the requirement of proof of negligence on the part of the defendant. Strict liability laws vary by state, but in principle, they allow you to obtain compensation by showing that your injuries were caused by a defective product that was manufactured or sold by the defendant.
Negligence claims are based on the premise that the defendant owed a duty of care to those who were going to make use of their product. In the case of defective medical devices — especially those that get implanted into the body of the consumer — the manufacturer’s negligence could fall under some of the following categories:
- Faulty research and design
- Insufficient product testing
- Faulty manufacturing practices
- Failure to issue a warning to discontinue use of the product when the dangers first became apparent
- Failure to recall the product
As soon as a medical device has been found to cause problems or show defects, the manufacturer is required to notify the FDA and warn the public about the defect and the problems it has caused. Failure to notify the FDA about the known defect is considered an act of negligence and makes the manufacturer liable for any illness, injury, or death that occurs as a result of the failure of the device.
The defective medical device attorneys at Langston & Lott, PLLC have access to medical experts, investigators, and various other specialists who support us in getting fair compensation for your injuries.