San Antonio Defective Medical Device Attorney
Failed Medical Device Lawyer in San Antonio, TX
Injured by a Medical Device or Implant? Call an Experienced Attorney Now. No Win No Fee!
When defective medical products cause harm, injury victims in San Antonio call on the Snapka Law Firm and defective medical products lawyer Kathryn Snapka. Devices used in the healthcare industry may be complex and highly technical. Veteran San Antonio personal injury and wrongful death attorney Kathryn Snapka has the experience and knowledge to readily understand how medical devices are developed and used. She knows how manufacturing processes can result in the creation of defective products. And she’s seen patients suffer serious health consequences and even death because of harmful products. As a San Antonio injury lawyer, Kathryn Snapka has dedicated her practice to serving individuals hurt by the very products they relied on to improve their health. She’s seen the heartbreak of families who have lost loved ones because medical devices malfunctioned or failed. That’s why Mrs. Snapka and her professional staff at the Snapka Law Firm have dedicated their efforts to helping injury and wrongful death victims.
What Causes Medical Devices to Fail?
Advances in technology and in the medical field have brought to market many advanced medical devices and products that save lives and enhance health. At the same time, manufacturers may be too eager to rush products through the development process. Or perhaps they streamline production processes too zealously. Too often, there can be opportunities for defective or dangerous products and devices to find their way into wide use. If you or someone you care about has been harmed because of a defective medical product, you may be entitled to compensation from the item’s manufacturer.
Because she’s well acquainted with medical products and the injuries they can cause, Kathryn knows that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for monitoring the problems that occur when medical devices and products malfunction. To ensure the safety of consumers, the FDA issues alerts to medical professionals and the public when problems arise. Her law staff knows that recalls may mean that some kind of correction or adjustment needs to be made to the product. But she also understands that in worst cases, defects may pose a hazard to the health of users – even a risk of death, necessitating removal of the product from the market altogether.
And, sadly, the FDA isn’t much of a watchdog. Many defective products slip through undetected. In most cases, the FDA relies on a company’s own research to prove a product safe and effective. Human trails are often conducted in third-world countries, far from the prying eyes of regulators. And the agency itself has been accused of playing politics with the approval process.
In 2010, the FDA recalled nearly four medical devices per month. In 2011, it had issued nine recalls by mid-February. Products involved range from glucose test strips to infusion pumps and supplies used in hemodialysis, a commonly used process that filters wastes from the blood of patients with kidney problems. San Antonio accident attorney Kathryn Snapka recognizes the frequent dangers posed by defective medical products. She knows that devices are now employed by doctors to treat many conditions, ranging from heart problems to urinary incontinence. Many products also are used in surgical procedures. Problems with pacemakers and defibrillators have fueled lawsuits nationwide and constitute nearly a third of defective medical devices recalled in the past few years.
Call an Attorney Experienced With Defective Medical Products
The attorneys at the Snapka Law firm know the host of health issues that defective medical devices can cause. Severe infections can pose lasting medical problems that may result in loss of limbs or even death. Defective heart devices can cause electric shock. Artificial hips and other joints can fail, causing injury and impeding mobility. When a defective medical device or product, a motor vehicle accident, a workplace injury, or other accident harms you or someone you love, your choice of attorney is vital. It can mean a significant difference in your chances of making a recovery for your pain, suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Call the Snapka Law Firm and you’ll quickly see why injury victims in San Antonio choose the advocacy of Kathryn Snapka.
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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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