Medical Device Safety
When you undergo surgery or consent to an innovative treatment, you depend on the safety and effectiveness of the devices and drugs provided by medical professionals.
Unfortunately, these devices might be inadequately tested and rushed to market, fail in treating the disorder, or simply fail to work as intended.
Medical Product Liability
The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm has successfully litigated medical product liability cases involving:
- Pain pumps that have been misrepresented by the manufacturer
- Defective defibrillators and problems with pacemakers
Two defective products to be aware of include:
Power Morcellators. These are surgical instruments used by gynecologists during procedures such as a hysterectomy or myomectomy. Power morcellators are tiny devices with rotating blades that break large tissue masses into small fragments. An FDA report indicates these spinning blades can spread undetected cancer cells to other organs in the body during these procedures.
Transvaginal Mesh is a net-like implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary leakage; however, thousands of women have reported serious complications such as pain, bleeding, infection, and urinary incontinence. In some cases, the mesh has shrunk requiring additional surgeries.
More than Defective Medical Devices
Defective products are more than just medical devices. It can range from tools, to safety equipment, recreational products, agricultural products and more.
Our lawyers in Kansas City are familiar with the best ways to investigate, evaluate, and pursue claims such as:
- Defective industrial, construction and farming equipment
- Defective tools
- Unsafe mobility scooters
- Space heaters, smoke detectors and other equipment with defects that play a role in fires and burn injuries
- A full range of playground equipment and other recreational products
Products to be aware of include:
Asbestos. Extremely lethal to those who have inhaled its fibers and dust particles. It can lead to many serious medical problems such as mesothelioma, a cancer that attacks the lungs, heart, and abdominal cavity. If you have an asbestos-related medical issue, speak to an attorney trained in asbestos litigation.
Syngenta Corn. China closed its doors to U.S. corn in 2013 when discovering a genetically modified trait that was not approved for import into the country. Even though it had not been approved, Syngenta, the manufacturer, began selling farmers the trait known as Agrisure Viptera MIR 162. This ultimately resulted in up to a $3 billion impact on corn farmers in the U.S., affecting even those who didn’t buy or plant the Viptera corn.
Consulting Professionals to Prove Your Case
The attorneys and legal team at Nash & Franciskato Law Firm in Kansas city are dedicated to representing people injured by defective products. Powerful corporations or complex cases do not intimidate us.
Our attorneys use our extensive resources to research and investigate every aspect of your situation. Our law firm has a solid reputation with a network of professionals who can provide dependable expertise useful in building your case for the compensation you deserve.
- $120,000 Settlement against the manufacturer of a defective pain pump system used in a bunionectomy surgery.
Receive a Free Evaluation
If you or a family member is suffering adverse effects from the use of a defective product, contact our legal team in Kansas City today for your free, no-obligation case evaluation. Your health may be at stake, and our lawyers want to help.
A defective medical device is a device that was designed and manufactured to help patients with a specific medical problem, but the device fails or does not operate as it should once it is in use by the patient.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors problems with medical devices. You can find a current list of recalled medical devices and a searchable database for reported failures of medical devices on their website.
In addition, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monitors problems with consumer products. The CPSC website provides a current list of recalled products, news information regarding safety issues, and a list of applicable industry standards that pertain to various products.