Aggressive Representation for People Injured by Defective Medical Products in Massachusetts
Is the medical product implanted in your body safe?
Massachusetts boasts a strong medical device sector, and there can be little doubt that device-based therapies developed here, nationally and globally have improved the quality of life for millions of Americans. Each year, dozens of new medical products are brought to market. And each year, there are horror stories about injuries and deaths associated with these devices.
If you have been injured by an implant or medical device, you may have grounds for a medical products liability case. People throughout Greater Boston turn to our attorneys at Swartz & Lynch LLP for representation because we get results. With nearly 75 years of combined experience, our lawyers have the knowledge to build a solid case, the skills to negotiate or bring your case to trial, and the grit and determination to recover full damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
What types of medical products may be dangerous?
Any implant has some associated risks, including the potential for infection. In much the same way as the drug industry’s unprecedented growth has put pressure on regulators (and increased pharmaceutical liability), the explosion in the medical device market has manufacturers pressing the FDA to move from clinical trial to market as quickly as possible. This trend has raised the alarm. According to a Consumer Reports article, “In 2011, a panel from the prestigious Institute of Medicine said the FDA should overhaul its device regulatory system because it fails to ensure patient safety before and after products go on the market.” That may be borne out by the number of devices deemed to be dangerous enough that they have been recalled, including:
- Faulty hip implants
- Defective stents, pacemakers and artificial heart valves
- Dangerous birth control and IUD devices
- Leaking breast implants
- Mechanical failures in medication pumps
- Failed artificial discs used in spine arthroplasty
- Malfunctioning bariatric implants
Have you been notified that you may have a defective implant?
You may have received a letter from a device manufacturer or your physician that you have or might have a defective implant. Even if you are not feeling any ill effects, it is important to follow up with a medical professional as soon as possible. If you are experiencing problems and have not received notification, you can also check the FDA’s list of recalled medical devices. It is also important to seek representation from an attorney who’s experienced with products liability law. The costs associated with medical product defects can be astronomical, and you deserve compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Get justice in Massachusetts for your defective medical products injury
Because strict statutory deadlines apply to filing a lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact an attorney at Swartz & Lynch LLP without delay. To learn more about how we can help get you full and fair compensation for the harm caused you, please contact a Boston injury attorney online or call us at 857-250-0664 to schedule a free initial consultation. One of our lawyers evaluates your case and discusses what types of options are available to you. If you cannot get to us, we can gladly arrange to meet you at your home or hospital.