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Unsafe Medical Devices Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones due to unsafe medical devices in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you have been injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, or reckless act of a company, person, or municipality, we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Injuries due to unsafe medical devices can be devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

Regulation of Medical Devices

Medical devices are used in thousands of operations and medical treatments each year. Artificial hips and knee replacements, heart and brain stents, defibrillators, and many more products are implanted into patients. These patients trust medical professionals and the makers of medical devices with their health, safety, and lives. Sadly, some medical devices are distributed without sufficient inspection or safety testing.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports more than 200,000 malfunctioning, defective, or unsafe medical devices each year. These defective products cause over 2000 deaths per year, yet manufacturers continue to rush production of devices and ignore important safety procedures. According to Consumer Reports, most medical devices have never been tested at all. In 2011, the average number of high-risk recalls doubled compared to previous years.

Types of Medical Devices

Some of the most common types of medical devices used in millions of surgeries and procedures each year include:

  • Hip replacement implants
  • Metal-on-metal hip replacements
  • Trans-vaginal mesh
  • Knee replacement parts
  • Bladder mesh
  • Defibrillators
  • Pacemakers
  • Heart and brain stents
  • Bone screws
  • Heart valves
  • Cosmetic implants
  • Ventilators
  • X-ray machines
  • Biopsy equipment
  • Ultrasound equipment
  • Infusion pumps

Medical Equipment Defects

Medical devices can have many different types of defects. Defects may be caused by design flaws, improper manufacturing and assembly, or incorrect or missing warning labels. Even FDA approved medical devices and implants have been found unsafe and recalled. Oftentimes, a product is not recalled before it has been used in operations and procedures, leading to injury, trauma, and even death. In some cases, a medical device that is found unsafe after it has been implanted in a person must be removed, requiring additional “revision” surgeries.

It is the manufacturers responsibility to inform the FDA and the public of any flaws and risks discovered after distribution. If the manufacturer fails to do so, or waits too long, they can be found negligent and liable for injuries. Consumers should not have to fear defective medical equipment when receiving treatment for illnesses and life-saving surgeries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to flaws in a medical device, contact an experienced product liability attorney. Our lawyers can hold the makers of unsafe medical devices responsible, and pursue compensation for your injuries.

Start Your Claim Today!

Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including unsafe medical devices. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

 

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