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.
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.
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.
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. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request.