Modern medicine and technology have enabled the medical field to develop products and devices that have enhanced the quality of life for many people. Joint replacements, implantable pacemakers, defibrillators, nerve stimulators, and programmable shunts have changed the lives of many patients. However, in some cases, medical devices intended to increase a patient’s longevity have actually caused harm, disability, and fatal injuries. Indeed, defective medical devices can cause a host of problems for people.
For instance, defective pacemakers, defibrillators, stents, and valves have harmed and, at times, killed cardiac patients. In other cases, defective pelvic mesh and bladder slings have resulted in infections, tissue erosion, incontinence, and internal bleeding. These injuries often require extensive surgical repairs and permanent and often disabling side effects. In some cases, bladder mesh and slings have perforated organs, causing serious and sometimes fatal consequences. Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed, but defective materials used in artificial joints commonly cause serious injury. Many defective knee joints used in some of the 300,000 knee replacement surgeries performed each year fail to bond with the recipient’s bone tissue, resulting in severe pain, infection, and the need for additional surgery. Defective spinal disc replacements, used to relieve such conditions as herniated discs and ruptured discs, have caused serious side effects some patients. Patients have reported incidents whereby the replacement disc has migrated to another area, fractured, settled into the bone, and some that have even punctured a nearby vein or artery.
Medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they sell are safe and reliable. However, in an effort to increase profits for their shareholders, manufacturers often rush their products to market and the result is that they release devices to the public that are harmful and dangerous. Every year, countless people are harmed or suffer wrongful death due to dangerous medical devices. When medical device manufacturers put profits before people, they should be held responsible.
Axler Goldich’s mass tort lawyers are actively pursuing a wide array of medical device lawsuits. The makers of these products were often aware or should have been aware of the hazards and serious health risks posed by their products. Medical device companies are making record profits for their shareholders while many of their consumers are suffering and dying from those very same products.
Axler Goldich is pursuing these defective medical device lawsuits to obtain compensation for those who have been seriously injured by them and to prevent medical device manufacturers from harming other innocent victims.
Philadelphia defective medical device lawyers at Axler Goldich are experienced in representing those who have been injured by defective medical devices and drugs. We are keenly aware of the laws that protect the public. We work diligently to devise the best legal strategy available to you, and fight for your right to the justice and compensation you may be entitled to under the law.
Our litigators have a strong history of successful litigation and outcomes for our clients nationwide. We litigate your case with confidence and provide reputable and competent services to you at every step in the legal process. We become your advocate and are dedicated to ensuring that your legal rights are protected.
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost a life because of a defective medical device or drug, the experienced and knowledgeable Philadelphia defective medical device lawyers at Axler Goldich can help you get the justice you deserve.
Call us at 866-207-2920, or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. We are conveniently located in Philadelphia and we serve clients throughout the country.