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Manufacturers of medical devices have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe. Patients depend on medical products to improve the quality of their lives and help them recover from illnesses. When these products break down or fail to work as expected, however, patients’ lives are placed in jeopardy. It is an unfortunate reality that defective medical products are becoming ever more common in the U.S. Any type of medical device or equipment has the potential to malfunction including the following:
- Duragesic Pain Patch
- Knee/Hip Implants
- Power morcellators
- Vaginal mesh
The professional medical device lawyers here at The Snapka Law Firm are more than ready to help individuals who have suffered as a result of a defective medical device. We’re skilled in all aspects of these types of cases, so you don’t need to worry about the law and science behind everything. It’s our job to know what companies must do in order for their products to be safe, and we even help them to ensure that the devices are fit for use. Because of this, we’re more than ready to help a victim to stand up against any companies that produce faulty machines just to make a profit.
Do I Need an Experienced Medical Device Attorney?
There are many ways that a medical device injury attorney could help to change your life. After all, you may not be able to go up against a large company all by yourself, especially as most will have plenty of resources and expert lawyers backing them up. If you want to get the amount of compensation you deserve, getting in touch with a professional and dedicated team of attorneys is often the best idea. Our specialists at The Snapka Law Firm are here to help. If you are a victim of a defective medical device and feel that you deserve compensation for the damages it has caused, look no further than our law firm.
What Are Economic Damages?
For those who don’t know, economic damages are essentially financial losses. This can include any losses that have already happened, or that will happen later. Medical expenses and loss of earnings are just two examples of economic damages that a faulty medical device could cause. This kind of financial harm can also include expenses that come from other fees relating to the situation, so if you now need a wheelchair, this can include the maintenance of one or even modifications that need to be made to your home because of your disability. The economic damage you suffer will be unique to your situation, and because of this it’s vital to figure out how much compensation you’ll need.
Calculating the costs of future losses is often far more difficult than finding your current economic damages. This is why we enlist the help of economists, medical experts, and other kinds of specialists to help us figure out how much you’re likely to need – as well as to explain it to a jury in a simplified manner.
What Are Non-economic Damages?
Non-economic damages can often be harder to calculate, as these don’t come with a financial cost. Instead, they’re personal costs and generally mean far more to the victim than money. Physical pain, trauma, disabilities, and mental anguish are just a few examples of non-economic damages. Money isn’t likely to make up for what you have lost, but it could help you to move on with your life.
Understanding The Law
When it comes to product liability cases, from both the perspective of an injury victim and companies who aren’t at fault, we know exactly what we’re doing. We’ve helped countless individuals to earn compensation for their injuries, and supported businesses who haven’t done anything wrong.
Because of this, we have extensive knowledge of the industry’s standards and regulations – which allows us to see the mistakes that have been made by the opposing party. We know when a company has created a faulty product and are ready to defend our client.
Claimable Damages Caused by Defective Medical Devices
We’ve helped countless victims of faulty medical devices, so you can rest assured that our team here at The Snapka Law Firm will be able provide you with the expertise you deserve. Here are some of the types of claims that we could assist you with:
- Breast implants
- DePuy hip replacements
- Hernia mesh
- Hip implants (Biomet, Zimmer Durom Cup, Smith & Nephew, and Stryker)
- Implanted defibrillators
- IVC filters
- Metal on metal hips
- Power morcellators
- Wright hip replacements
- Any harm caused by defective medical devices
The types of injuries caused can vary greatly depending on several factors, like the type of product and how it was being used. Some examples of malfunctions and injuries that we could help you make a claim for include:
- Chronic pains
- Damages caused to tissue or bone
- Heart attack
- Inflammatory response
- Organ damage (or loss)
- Permanent disability
- Severe infections
- Allergic reactions
- A recurrence of the issue that was supposed to be rectified
- Multiple revision surgeries
- Device migration
- Issues that cause a significant negative impact on your life
Injuries caused by medical devices can even be fatal. In some instances, it can be an immediate result of a flaw in the device (for example, if a defibrillator fails to provide a life-saving shock). On the other hand, certain complications (such as infections) can be severe enough to kill an individual slowly, even with treatment. Some can cause cancer, which could be an incredibly horrible outcome for victims. If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, please let us help you get justice.
Why Are So Many Medical Devices Defective?
Believe it or not, many medical devices don’t have to go through the FDA approval process. This is because standard approval is not just long to carry out, but also expensive and involves several clinical trials. The FDA’s fast-track process, called the 510(k) clearance process, was created to make new devices more accessible to those in need. These must be similar to an existing device in order to be cleared. These are commonly known as predicate devices. The biggest issue lies in the fact that it not only bypasses the testing and approval process, but can also be cleared when compared to an approved machine – even if this device has been found to be defective.
A critical report from the institute of Medicine in 2011 suggested that this type of clearance shouldn’t be in use anymore. IOM found that between 2005 and 2009, 71% of Class 1 recalls had been approved by the 510(k) process. The Class 1 recall is only issued when there is a risk of a severe health issue or death.
If a faulty medical device has harmed you or a loved one, our professional team of product liability lawyers here at The Snapka Law Firm are here for you. Please contact us online or call to get a free, no-obligation case evaluation to see what we could do for you.
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At the Snapka Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of a serious injury resulting from another's negligent actions. Not only do we provide tenacious legal representation, we help you get through this trying time by dealing with the burdens of your personal injury case on your behalf. Every case we accept is handled personally by one of our attorneys who will be committed to helping you understand the process while preparing your case for resolution. As a small but highly focused firm, we provide a more personalized attention to detail that you won't often find with larger law firms. With decades of courtroom experience, the Snapka Law Firm has delivered our clients millions of dollars in compensation as a result of successful verdicts and settlements. With our personalized touch, extensive experience, and strong relationships with investigation specialists and industry experts, you'll be represented by one of the best personal injury law firms in Texas.
Kathryn Snapka is one of the few attorneys in Texas that is board certified in personal injury trial law and her firm has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Super Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. Our firm has won hundreds of cases for injury clients resulting in a reputation amongst defense attorneys that deters them from taking their case to trial against us. When working with the Snapka Law Firm we fight for the highest compensation for your losses and damages with the least amount of inconvenience to you. If you have been a victim of a serious injury, contact us for your free personalized consultation today.
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