Defective Medical Devices
New Hampshire & Maine Personal Injury Attorneys
While the pharmaceutical industry has produced amazing and innovative products
that help improve the lives of Americans, it is also plagued by an intense
level of business competition. It is often the case that large corporations
neglect health and safety issues in their efforts to push medical devices
and medications onto the market. As a result, numerous individuals are
injured or killed by defective medical devices.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or illness as the result
of using a defective medical or pharmaceutical device, our firm's
personal injury legal team is prepared to provide you with the support and aggressive
advocacy you need to hold companies liable.
Unsafe Medical Products
While the medical industry is heavily regulated by a number of federal
agencies and laws, unsafe devices still find their way onto the public
market. In fact, researchers from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report that approximately
450,000 medical device injuries occur each year in the United States.
While some of these injuries can be attributed to genuine accidents and
mishaps, a fair percentage of them are the result of defective designs
and manufacturing defects. In some situations, defective pharmaceutical
products are often recalled by companies or by the federal government.
If you are interested in whether your medical device has been recalled,
you can visit the
FDA's official website to find recall lists and information.
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., has the benefit of having a highly experienced
and knowledgeable legal team with specializations in product liability,
personal injury and medical product legal issues. This prepares our firm
to handle a variety of defective medical device cases, including those
J&J DePuy hip replacement recalls
- Artificial joint and hip implants
- Medicinal pumps
- Surgical mesh
- Heart and cardiac devices
- Breast and dental implants
Victims and families are often left to endure the burdens that medical
device injuries can create. As many injured victims are already in fragile
states of health, these injuries can create severe medical complications.
Subsequently, the financial burdens and emotional damages accumulate quickly
and greatly impact their quality of life. Fortunately,
product liability law allows victims to pursue monetary compensation from negligent pharmaceutical
Hip Replacement Recall
If you suffer from a defective hip joint replacement (implanted from 1997
to the present) our law firm can help you understand and exercise your
On December 11, 2000, Sulzer Orthopedics Inc. was forced to issue a hip
implant recall that will affect approximately 20,000 recipients nationwide.
Due to defective manufacturing, implants loosen within the body causing
pain and discomfort. In some cases the defect causes such severe pain
that the patient has required a new implant. We have evidence the manufacturers
knew of the defect and did not take adequate steps to warn consumers including
the elderly, or notify doctors of serious and well-known problems. If
you have had a hip replacement since 1997, you may be entitled to medical
expenses or a cash settlement.
Breast Implant Settlement Announced
Only one in six women eligible to receive compensation have registered
with the claims administrator. If you received breast implants prior to
November of 1993 you are entitled to receive compensation immediately.
Alternatively, you are entitled to protection in case you become ill for
the next fifteen years, or to the cost of removal of the implants. If
you have not registered your claim or would like assistance processing
your claim, our firm is prepared to help.
Hold Medical Companies Liable
Pharmaceutical companies are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their
products are safe for public use. When they fail to complete thorough
tests, push products that are not safe or execute defective design and
manufacturing strategies, they can be held liable for compensating injured
victims. This industry is not infallible, but it should be as safe as
possible. Negligence, carelessness and corporate greed should never be
If you are interested in learning more about your medical device injury,
your potential for a claim and how our firm can help,
contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., as soon as possible.