Manufacturers of medical devices introduce new equipment, devices and surgical instruments and tools into the market every year. Although the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves all medical equipment for safety before it can be used, there have been numerous cases in which patients suffer injuries or death from defective products. This has led consumers to question if the components were really checked and tested thoroughly or if the FDA approved certain devices too quickly without sufficient testing.
Different medical devices introduced into the market by different medical manufacturers include:
Sadly, all of these medical devices have been known to cause serious injuries and/or death when defective. When a knee prosthesis fails prematurely, patients may be injured further and need additional medical care and surgery. When a heart stent is defective, it can cause blood clots and ultimately lead to a patient's death.
When innocent people suffer due to defective medical equipment, manufacturers need to be held liable for injuries and fatalities caused by these defective devices.
Manufacturers Pressure the FDA
Because manufacturers of medical devices produce new equipment and tools for patients who need medical assistance and for others who are voluntarily undergoing cosmetic procedures, they want a fast turnaround from the FDA approving such devices. As these companies push the FDA for faster turnaround times in order to make profits, the FDA has been known to make mistakes and approve defective medical devices.
How an Iowa Product Liability Lawyer Can Help
An attorney skilled in defective medical device cases will investigate your case to determine if the prosthesis or implant was manufactured properly and if sufficient testing was done before the product was released on the market. Oftentimes these cases involve lengthy investigations and the use of medical experts. The Law Office of Brady Preston Gronlund has access to the resources necessary to pursue defective medical equipment claims on behalf of yourself or a group of people (class action suit) who have experienced the same type of injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured by defective medical devices in Iowa, please call a skilled Cedar Rapids product liability attorney as soon as possible. Because defective medical equipment cases may involve large medical and manufacturing companies and federal safety issues, it is critical to hire a lawyer immediately. Call the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund at (319) 866-9277 today.