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Defective Medical Devices

Helping New Jersey Patients Injured by Defective Medical Devices

Experienced lawyers pursue liability claims for victims throughout the state

The medical device industry generates billions of dollars a year. Larger corporations count on their successful products to raise stock values and fund more extensive research and development. A smaller corporation may rely on a single product to remain in the black. With so much at stake, medical device companies may release products onto the market without sufficient research into their safety. When problems occur, these companies may be reluctant to admit wrongdoing or take proactive steps to prevent further injury.

Formed in 1950, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC makes patients’ safety a priority. With each medical malpractice claim we pursue and win, we compel corporations to act more carefully. As we help you recover damages from the manufacturer that caused your injuries, we also protect other individuals from suffering harm from the defective medical device.

FDA-approved medical products may be harmful

To gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, medical device manufacturers submit their research regarding their products’ efficacy and safety. The FDA does not conduct its own research or order independent sources to confirm the data supplied by the medical device companies. Skewed or incomplete data usually escapes notice until something goes wrong with a device. This ineffective process allows dangerous products to enter the market and does not stop the sale of harmful products until people have been seriously injured or killed.

Medical device recalls and warnings

Recall is the process of removing a defective or ineffective product from the market. In most cases, the company recalls the device. Although rarely exercised, the FDA does have authority to issue mandatory recalls in cases in which companies refuse to remove products from the U.S. market that cause serious or fatal injuries. In addition, the FDA may release warnings about potential device problems, contraindications and adverse effects.

Our lawyers remain current on the long list of product recalls and warnings so we can advise you about the legal status of your harmful medical device. Even if the defective product that injured you does not appear on the FDA’s lists, you may still have a cause of action against the manufacturer or doctor. We consult with medical experts who investigate the nature of your injuries and determine whether your damages are linked to the defective device.

Consult with our NJ lawyers about recovering damages from the company that produced your defective medical device

For the help you need with your defective medical device claim, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. There are no up-front costs to you, and you pay no fees unless we win your case. We have five office locations, and offer a Spanish translator upon request.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • In 2018, we settled or won, at arbitration/mediation/trial, just over 100 personal injury cases. In total, our clients recovered just under 9 million dollars. In the last 5 years, we have settled/won over 600 personal injury cases and our clients have recovered almost 50 million dollars.
  • In the last 5 years, our firm has resolved over 300 workers compensation cases for in excess of 3 million dollars. During that same time period, our social security clients have prevailed in almost 85% of their appeals.
  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 201-794-3131
    Fax: 201-794-0812
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360