Defective Medical Devices
The biomedical device industry has given us implantable devices that can help ill or injured people lead normal lives again. However, some of these devices are not safe for consumers. If a dangerous or defective medical device injures or kills a patient, the manufacturer can be held responsible for damages.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, represent clients in cases involving serious injuries or fatalities caused by defective medical devices, including:
- Implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators made by Medtronic, Guidant (now Boston Scientific), St. Jude Medical and other companies
- Cardiac stents, devices that keep blood vessels open, can sometimes cause the very problems they are intended to cure. Unsafe stents have been linked to the formation of blood clots, which can cause heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.
- Sprint Fideles leads on Medtronic cardiac devices. Lead wires connect implanted defibrillators directly to the heart. Sprint Fideles is a brand of lead wire that has been recalled after it was implanted in approximately 268,000 people worldwide.
- Orthopedic implants, including artificial hip and knee joints and metal pins and plates used in orthopedic surgeries
- Cosmetic implants, including breast implants
- Surgical devices from stomach staplers to stone catchers to hernia repair patches
Our attorneys will review your case and determine whether medical malpractice or a defective medical device caused you harm. For example, we will find out whether the failure of your knee implant was caused by a defective medical device or by an orthopedic surgeon who failed to install all the screws.
If you or a family member was injured by a defective medical device, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice and product liability lawyers represent clients throughout the state.