Medical Malpractice Injuries from Implanted Devices
Dedicated Product Liability & Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Jersey & New York
Our New York medical malpractice lawyers of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are fighting on behalf of patients who received the wrong medical implant or had a negligently installed implant. If the implant fails, it will require repair surgery. Medical errors can lead to disabling pain, dangerous infection, additional operations, permanent pain, and other injuries.
Have you suffered due to negligent implantation of a medical device? Our highly-experienced medical malpractice and product liability attorneys are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.
The following are common examples of liable implants:
- Knee Implants
- Hip Implants
- Mesh: Hernias, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse
- Orthopedic Hardware for bone fusion: plates, screws, rods
- Pumps: Insulin, Pain, Stimulators
- Artificial eye lenses
- IUDs (intrauterine birth control devices)
Surgical Devices, Hardware, & Mesh
There are usually multiple medical devices used to treat a condition, and patients have the right to know their options, risks and benefits associated with each device. Surgeons should not be beholden to one brand or size. Patients also should be informed if there have been device failures, recalls and if the device is “experimental.” Generally speaking, patient success is directly related to how much experience a surgeon has.
Common problems which may be medical malpractice:
- Improper sizing
- Improper preparation of bone to receive the implant
- Infections after surgery
- Implant failing to work
- Permanent pain
- Migration of the device
- Improper attachment of wires, leads, or tubes
- Loosening of implant
- Failure to provide any benefit
Preservation of Evidence
The preservation of a device is a crucial step if you are considering litigation to pursue compensation. Any device removed from your body is your property, and you have the right to tell facilities to preserve or deliver it to a chosen location. However, you must be warned that some doctors have their patients sign general release forms, relinquishing their rights to the implant.
Personalized Litigation & Settlement
If you decide to pursue litigation, you will have an individual lawsuit personalized to your specific needs and goals. You will be in complete control of how this situation is handled. Our New York and New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience in the courts, both in medical malpractice and product liability litigations. We tailor your case to your desires, because we always discuss settlement and trial verdict options with you and your family. The sooner you act, the sooner you can find peace of mind regarding your claim.
Call (888) 260-0473 today and tell our experienced, driven attorneys about your medical device malpractice injury today.