Medical Device Recalls and Defects

Every year, thousands of people are harmed or killed due to unsafe or defective medical device products like defibrillators, spacers, stents, implants, and many more. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury related to a recalled or defective medical device, Sokolove Law may be able to help you pursue compensation.

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Recalled Medical Device Cases

A defective product may not be part of a recall. In fact, the issue could be limited to a single product — yours. Either way, if a medical device caused your injury, we want to hear from you.

Some of the medical device liability cases we focus on include:

If you don’t see the medical device you’re looking for, you may still have a case. Submit the form on this page and we’ll let you know if we may be able to help.

Why File a Medical Device Lawsuit?

Medical devices can help keep people safe and healthy as they deal with serious illnesses or injuries. Despite this, some medical devices can be very dangerous if they are used improperly or are defective.

Defective medical devices can:

  • Worsen an existing condition
  • Lead to additional health complications
  • Cause permanent disability or death

In 2019, the New York Times reported that medical devices caused over 80,000 deaths and almost 2 million injuries over the last 10 years.

If a medical device causes you harm, it may not be your fault. Companies have a duty to keep their products free from defects. When they fail to do this, innocent people like you can suffer due to their mistakes. Even worse, you may have to pay the costly medical expenses for the harm that they caused.

There is one way to hold these companies accountable: by taking legal action. Filing a lawsuit may allow you to receive financial compensation from the device manufacturers that can help cover the cost of medical treatment.

How to File a Defective Medical Device Lawsuit

Working with an experienced national law firm like Sokolove Law can make the process of filing a recalled or defective medical device lawsuit easier for you during this difficult time. Our lawyers can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, so you can focus on your well-being and family.

Though every case is different, filing a lawsuit usually involves your legal team:

  • Determining your eligibility to file a legal claim in a free case review
  • Gathering the evidence needed to build your case
  • Filing the medical device lawsuit against the product manufacturer and other responsible parties
  • Pursuing compensation through a defective medical device settlement or jury verdict if a settlement isn’t reached

Learn more about your potential legal options today by calling (800) 995-1212 or filling out the form on this page.

Choosing a Defective Medical Device Lawyer

The right lawyer can make a world of difference for your case. But choosing a recalled or defective medical device lawyer may seem overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

When it comes to finding an attorney with the resources to handle your case, be sure to look for a defective medical device law firm that can offer you:

  • Free Case Reviews: Get a free, no-obligation case review today to see what your legal options are.
  • Decades of Experience: Sokolove Law has been helping injured clients pursue financial compensation from the companies that harmed them for over 40 years.
  • A Nationwide Reach: As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help clients across the country get help pursuing the results they deserve. Local firms may not have the resources needed to get maximum compensation — or any compensation at all — from a medical device lawsuit.
  • A Track Record of Success: We’ve recovered over $1.4 Billion for our clients affected by dangerous medical devices and prescription drugs.

Get Help Pursuing Compensation for Medical Device Recalls

If a defective or recalled medical device has harmed you in some way, we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation from the product manufacturer for your injuries.

For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has helped injured clients and their families hold the companies that hurt them accountable and secure compensation in the process. In fact, we’ve recovered over $1.4 Billion on behalf of clients across the country affected by medical devices and dangerous drugs.

Get a free case review today or call (800) 995-1212 to see if we may be able to help you too.

Medical Device FAQs

What is a medical device? 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a medical device is any instrument, machine, implant, or related apparatus that’s designed to:

  • Diagnose, treat, or prevent diseases or medical conditions
  • Affect the function or structure of the body

What medical device lawsuit cases does Sokolove Law handle? 

Sokolove Law has decades of experience handling a variety of different medical device lawsuit cases. A few of the recalled or defective medical device cases we’re currently taking involve:

Are medical devices regulated by the FDA? 

Not only does the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulate the sale of medical devices in the U.S., they also monitor the safety of all regulated medical device products.

When the FDA discovers potential health risks or dangers surrounding a formerly approved product, they warn the public and work with the manufacturer to issue a medical device recall.

Do I need a lawyer for a defective medical device lawsuit?

Filing a recalled or defective medical device lawsuit without an attorney is very risky and is not advised. It is in your best interest to retain a lawyer with experience in product liability laws. If you work with Sokolove Law, an experienced defective medical device lawyer will handle the legal process for you, working to gather the evidence to prove your case and pursue compensation on your behalf. Learn more about your legal options in a free case review.

How long do I have to contact a medical device lawyer?

You only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit over defective medical devices. This limited time frame is called the statute of limitations and it varies from state to state. The easiest way to make sure you file your claim in time is to contact a personal injury lawyer right away. Get a free case review today to see if we can help with your case.

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Last modified: September 2, 2021

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