New York Defective Medical Device Attorney
New technologies in the medical field can save lives and can greatly improve the quality of a life that would otherwise be severely impaired by injury or illness. The medical technology industry is extremely lucrative, with corporations standing to make millions in profits from each new product they introduce to market. To learn more from a defective medical device attorney about your case contact us today.
Consult with a New York defective medical device attorney after you’re injured
Medical devices sometimes prove themselves to be dangerous to the vulnerable patients who turn to these devices with hope that they would provide relief from pain or illness. When defective medical devices cause serious or deadly injuries, victims of these dangerous devices in New York may have a right to compensation through a product liability lawsuit. To find out whether you have a claim for damages after a medical device hurts you or a loved one, contact the knowledgeable and trial-ready dangerous medical device attorneys at Dupée & Monroe for a free consultation.
A hunger for profits can lead to corner-cutting
The lure of profits leads some companies to rush a new product to market without conducting sufficient testing, putting their customers at an unacceptable risk of injury. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires device manufacturers to produce results from clinical testing before it will grant approval for a new device to be sold. However, many device manufacturers are skilled at making their clinical results of product testing appear more positive than is truly accurate. Companies also rely on expedited approval processes, claiming that their product is similar enough to existing products that the FDA need not look as closely at its safety before approving it for sale. Companies callously assume that their profits will be greater by addressing lawsuits filed by injured customers as they arise, rather than selling a product only after extensive testing that guarantees safety.
Medical device failures can leave patients worse off than before treatment
When a patient becomes the victim of a defective medical device, they may be in even worse health after using the product than before treatment. Victims of dangerous medical devices are often left with extensive treatment-related costs and long-term injuries. By filing a lawsuit against the responsible companies based on their device-related injuries, patients and their families may be eligible to receive damages for:
- Medical costs related to treatment of their injuries or re-treating the existing injury
- Rehabilitation costs
- Costs of outpatient or in-home medical care
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium claims for victims’ spouses
- Wrongful death
Help with Injuries Caused by Defective Medical Devices in New York
If you or your loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective medical device in New York, find out if you’re a good candidate to file a product liability lawsuit against those responsible for the injury by contacting the professional, compassionate, and effective defective medical device attorneys at Dupée & Monroe for a consultation, at 845-294-8900.