(800) 561-4887

Do I have a medical device defect case?

Free Case Evaluation - Our full time staff is ready to evaluate your case submission and will respond in a timely manner.

Defective Medical Device Lawyer

Defective Medical Device Lawyer

The Defective Medical Device Lawyers of Bisnar Chase believe that medical device makers have an obligation to advise patients of the potential dangers of a medical product. Whether it’s a hip replacement, vaginal mesh, bladder sling or knee replacement, the medical manufacturer has to warn of potential side effects or issues.

When these types of medical devices are released with minimal research, side effects can set in; some are very serious.

If you’ve suffered an injury from a defective medical device, contact the attorneys of Bisnar Chase to discuss your case. We’ve been representing California residents for over 43 years and have won over $700 Million in verdicts and settlements.

Our defective medical device attorneys have the experience and resources to take on some of the most difficult cases. If you think you may have a case from a defective hip, knee, or vaginal mesh, contact our firm to learn how we may help you.

Call 800-561-4887 for a free consultation.

Common Types of Defective Medical Devices

Defective medical device lawyers

What causes product defects in medical devices are factors such as poor design or the device, drug was manufactured poorly. The FDA recalls medical devices or drugs if they do not meet the standards set in place. If the product does not meet the requirements this can cause serious injuries and even deaths.

Defective Hip Implants: In one year, there was a total of 310,800 hip replacement surgeries performed. One of the main reasons why a person would need a hip replacement is due to the depletion of the hip joint. Causes that lead to the hip joint deteriorating are conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or avascular necrosis. Millions of people have become successful gaining compensation from a defective hip implant suit. Over the years, hip implant companies have paid around $7.5 billion dollars in settlements.

Trans-vaginal Mesh Defects: Transvaginal mesh patients seek this type of treatment when they are experiencing pain, discomfort or leakage from the vagina. The source of this irritation stems from a prolapsed bladder. Overtime due to childbirth or age, the muscle which lifts up the urethra weakens and causes the urethra to droop downwards. The transvaginal mesh acts as a sling to lift the urethra. Unfortunately, there were not many trials performed on the material that was used for the mesh and many women started feeling pain and bleeding.

Birth Control Recalls: Brands such as Glenmark was held accountable due to wrongly placed packaging. The brands packaging altered the packaged pills upside down so the consumer would be taking the “placebo pills” first instead of the tablets that were meant to be taken at the beginning of the month. The pills packaging also made it difficult to see the expiration date. Victims of this error sought millions in damages for experiencing unplanned pregnancies.

IVC Filter : The purpose of the IVC filter is to prevent blood clots in the lungs for individuals such as accident victims. The IVC filter designs resemble a “metal-cage” and are placed in the primary vein of the body (inferior vena cava) which is connected to the heart. The device was approved by the FDA(Food and Drug Administration) but later due to poor manufacturing, patients who had an IVC filter placed in them, experienced blood clots and serious damage to their organs. Many of the suits that were filed many years ago are still awaiting trial until this day.

Guidant Defibrillator / Pacemaker: Patients who suffer from serious, fatal irregular heartbeats or patients who have arrhythmia need this medical device to normalize their heart rate. A Guidant Defibrillator, often referred to as a pacemaker sends electric shocks to the heart so that the heart can beat at a well-functioning pace. The FDA recalled thousands of pacemakers as a result of defective Guidant Defibrillators that led to many deaths and numerous people needed to undergo surgery for a replacement pacemaker.

Other defective medical device cases included:

  • Metal hip implants
  • Da Vinci surgical robot
  • Drug-Coated Stents
  • Cobalt Toxicity
  • Medtronic Infuse (bone graft)

What about Defective Drugs?

Medication trials and research tend to be a pretty lengthy and thorough process. Protecting the public from potentially dangerous side effects are of the utmost importance during clinical trials and drug formulation.

Sometimes, however, side effects thought to be mild or short term, cause long term or serious health issues for patients taking the medication. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys represent clients who have suffered short-term or even permanent disabilities and injuries due to dangerous side effects from drugs.

How the Food and Drug Adminastration(FDA) Characterizes Drugs & Devices

Defective devices do not come with the intention to hurt others. How a defective device becomes widely sold is due to a lack of research and testing. A manufacturing company of a drug or medical device can be held accountable for severe harm or wrongful death if it did not meet the requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration. Below are the elements a drug or medical instrument would need in order to be approved by the FDA.

The FDA approves drugs to be the following:

  • Authorized for use by an official that states that the drug meets the FDA codes
  • Holds the purpose to aid, cure, or prevent diseases
  • The function of the drug is to better the structure of the body or is needed to help another medication to perform properly

The FDA approves medical devices to be a tool that is identified to be:

  • Meant to diagnose medical conditions and diseases or to use as a treatment
  • Acknowledged by official National Formulary or the Pharmacopoeia of the United States
  • Intended to alter the body structure or affect how the body operates on an animal or human

Why Should you File a Claim?

filing a personal injury claim for a medical device case

Filing a claim for a medical device or drug that had unintended harm will give you the compensation you need to recover the damages. Victims of faulty medical or medications can seek reimbursement for medical bills, psychological harm and lost wages.

We have compiled resources on all of these defects and know how to fight the big manufacturers that cause severe injuries. The defective medical device attorneys of Bisnar Chase have held a 95% success rate and have gained millions in for victims who have experienced serious harm.

If you or someone you know has suffered from serious injuries due to poorly manufactured medical instruments contact the law firm of Bisnar Chase. Upon your call, you will receive a free consultation with an injury lawyer.

Call 800-561-4887

Defective Medical Product Attorneys

  • If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a medical device defect, know your rights and contact an attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  Over $700M recovered with a 99% success rate.

Case Results

  • 1

    $117,500,000

    Consumer Class Action

  • 2

    $38,650,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3

    $32,698,073

    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4

    $30,000,000

    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5

    $24,744,764

    Defective Seatback

  • 6

    $16,444,904

    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Reviews

Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

Christina Del Real
Bisnar Chase Google Review

It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
Yes! I recommend this team…

Queen V
Bisnar Chase Google Review

I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

Lauren B
Bisnar Chase Google Review

Bisnar Chase is a model #veteranowned business that is purpose-driven — showing the power of patriotism in action! Because of Bisnar Chase, low-income veterans will be able to forge new futures at home through pro bono legal care. Team Veterans Legal Institute is grateful to have Bisnar Chase as a sponsor for Lawyers for Warriors — supporting the promise to be there for our veterans when they need it most.

KellyAnn Romanych

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys

1301 Dove St. #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660

800-561-4887

Have a Question that wasn’t answered here?