Implantable medical devices are manmade products that are surgically implanted in a patient for medical reasons. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires extensive testing before allowing a new drug on the market, the FDA standard for new medical implants is much less stringent. As a result a number of medical devices have been implanted in patients with disastrous results. Examples of these dangerous medical devices include: the DePuy Hip Implant (toxic metal particles are released into the body; Lap Bands used in weight loss surgery (nausea, vomiting, and damage to stomach lining; and Transvaginal Mesh (pain, nerve damage, infections, and damage to tissue).
A purpose of the civil justice system, in addition to providing compensation to injured consumers, is to prevent harm to consumers. Only by holding negligent medical device manufacturers accountable for their sale of defective products can we insure that all medical consumers remain safe.
If you or a loved one have suffered injury as a result of a medical device, you can call Mike at 913-789-7477 for a free consultation.