Millions of Americans rely on medical devices to correct an underlying medical condition, to recover from an illness or injury, or just maintain quality-of-life due to aging, injury or illness. Since many of these devices are implanted through invasive surgical procedures, failure of the device may result in further injury or even death.
Patients trust that medical devices such artificial hip joints, artificial knee replacements, hernia patches, bone grafts, pacemakers, stents, and dialysis machines, are made safely. When these devices fail, the manufacturer may be responsible for personal injury or wrongful death.
When a medical device stops functioning or, worse, causes crippling pain and begins to cause damage from the inside, it is not a situation where simply switching to a different product is an option. Typically, additional invasive surgery will be required, which carries the additional risk of permanent damage, long-term healthcare expenses, loss of employment income, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Corporations that manufacture medical devices are supposed to investigate the dangers thoroughly. However, in some instances, they are not tested correctly or thoroughly. Manufacturers may carelessly or knowingly release a product that has not been properly tested or has been found to cause substantial health problems. They are liable if consumers are harmed by their defective product.
Cunningham Bounds has proven over and over that it has the experience to handle these cases by securing settlements or verdicts for individuals who have been injured or families who have lost loved ones because of defective medical devices.