New York Defective Medical Device Attorneys
Defective Medical Device Lawsuits
New medical devices come out every year, and the overwhelming majority of them are safe and benefit our lives. Unfortunately, on rare occasions, medical devices are put on the market without proper testing where they wind up hurting innocent people.
The New York defective medical device lawyers of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP help people who have been injured due to unsafe and defective medical devices. We offer sound legal advice and tenacious advocacy for our clients. We understand the challenges you face and are prepared to offer you the compassionate, aggressive, and focused legal representation you need and deserve. Since our firm’s founding in 1971, we have successfully helped thousands of injured individuals and recovered more than $2 billion in settlements and jury verdicts. We are prepared to put our extensive experience and skill on your side. Based in New York City, we represent clients throughout the state of New York and nationwide.
On This Page
- Cases We Handle
- Damages in Defective Medical Device Cases
- Steps Juries Follow to Assign Damages
- Carefully Calculating Damages
- Statute of Limitations
- How Our Attorneys Can Help You
More Than $2 Billion Recovered for Our Clients
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we have a long, proven track record of success in complex product liability claims. Our attorneys are prepared to handle a variety of cases involving defective medical devices.
We are currently investigating or have successfully litigated claims in the past involving the following medical devices:
- Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
- Bair Hugger Warming Blankets
- Bard Avaulta Pelvic Mesh
- Bard Ventralight ST Hernia Mesh
- Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant
- da Vinci Robotic Surgery System
- Defective breast implants
- DePuy Synthes Knee Implant
- Essure Intrauterine Device
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Mesh
- HeartWare Ventricular Assist System
- Hernia mesh
- Hip Implants: Biomet, DePuy, Stryker, and Zimmer
- Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter
- Medtronic Quick-Set Infusion Pump
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis implantable device
- Proton pump inhibitors
- St Jude Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
- Sorin Stockert
- ReNu with MoistureLoc by Bausch & Lomb
- Transvaginal Mesh
Once a liability verdict is given in favor of an injured plaintiff, damages have to be assessed. In wrongful death cases, damages will be paid to a surviving spouse, children, or other closely related family members. After going through the various types of damages that can be allotted, the next vital component to granting a damages award is the numeric value every category is worth.
First, the jury will receive written instructions from the judge about how to obtain a specific numeric value and the calculations that go into it. The jury instructions should be highly specific concerning how they should deliberate, how they should analyze the evidence presented at trial, and how to go over the specific laws that govern the case in great detail. After receiving instruction, it is simple for the jury to calculate compensatory damages, such as medical bills and lost earnings.
However, pain and suffering and punitive damages are harder for the jury to decide. The jury instructions typically do not contain any information on how to specifically calculate these types of damages. Rather, juries are told to use their best judgement to come up with a fair and reasonable numeric value. Since, there is no calculation for a “fair and reasonable numeric value” the jury must put themselves in the victim’s shoes and assess what they would deem fair if they suffered the same injury as the victim.
Our trial lawyers at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP in New York submit comprehensive and detailed evidence to the jury in order to help them calculate fair damages. We work closely with our clients to make sure everything is documented as their case or injuries progress. At the end of the day, you are the most important person in your case, so we do all we can to assure you get every penny of damages you deserve.
If you suffered injuries or complications, or if your loved one died, after receiving or using a dangerous or defective medical device, reach out to our legal team right away for a free consultation. In the state of New York, you only have three years from the date of the injury to file your personal injury claim involving a defective medical device. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin investigating your claim and building your case.
Being injured by a device that is intended to help you can be both stressful and traumatizing. Many victims are wary about receiving follow-up procedures despite the immense pain they experience. While this is certainly understandable, it is absolutely crucial that you do receive proper medical treatment and care for your injuries or condition. If you have questions about finding a trusted medical provider, we can help.
We encourage you to work with one of our knowledgeable defective medical device attorneys in New York for help after suffering an injury of this kind. Not only can we help you understand your rights to compensation, but we also have relationships with numerous trusted medical professionals that may be able to help you find suitable treatment for an injury.