Medical devices are designed to improve the lives of patients by aiding in the diagnosis and/or treatment of injuries and diseases. When they work properly, medical devices have the potential to greatly improve the lives of the millions of people who rely on them. Unfortunately, defective medical devices and medical device recalls are far too common. Defects in devices such as joint replacement components, stents, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, cosmetic implants, bone screws, dialysis machines, ventilators and infusion pumps have resulted in serious injuries and even death.
Though medical devices must meet the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), problems with a device are often only fully apparent after the product has entered the marketplace. This means that thousands of deaths and catastrophic injuries occur each year due to medical device defects, which include short-circuiting, malfunctions, leakage, suffocation, materials breakdown, infection, and post-operative complications. The skilled medical malpractice Scranton attorneys of Scartelli Olszewski help defective medical device victims get their lives back on track and seek all of the compensation to which they may be entitled.
Our med mal attorneys understand the physical, emotional and financial hardships that medical device failures can cause. We are prepared to help victims of defective medical devices pursue maximum compensation through settlement, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation) or in state or federal courts. Scartelli Olszewski’s best med mal Scranton attorneys are well-versed in the complex medical and legal issues associated with defective medical device lawsuits and strive to achieve optimal recovery for our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of a defective medical device, we encourage you to contact us today