A Fort Lauderdale Defective Medical Device Lawyer Helps Injured Patients Seek Justice
Board-certified trial lawyer with more than four decades of experience protecting patient rights
Doctors use many types of equipment to improve the lives of patients, but defective equipment can lead to serious injury or even death. Defective medical equipment used by trusting physicians can cause any number of diagnostic, surgical and other errors. When implanted medical devices are defective, they can expose patients to varying types of internal trauma. If you believe a defective medical device is causing you distress, you need to see your doctor immediately. Then turn to the law firm of Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. to learn how you can be compensated for your injury-related expenses.
How to identify a defective medical device
Reviewing product recalls is a good starting point for identifying a defective medical device. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publishes medical device recall information for patients to review before undergoing an implant procedure.
Unfortunately, not all device defects are well known, so you may not see the first signs of defects until after the surgical implant. If you experience pain or any other symptoms, no matter how minor they seem, check with your doctor immediately. If you believe a defective device may be causing you distress, talk to an injury attorney at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. to review your situation. We can help you understand your next steps.
Commonly known defective medical devices
Any medical treatment carries risks. Just as certain dangerous drugs can cause serious medical conditions, defective medical devices can lead to severe complications or even death. The attorneys at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. can help clients seek justice for injuries from a wide array of defective devices, including the following:
- Knee replacements: Typically, knee replacements wear out within 15 to 20 years. Defective replacements fail much earlier, and a significant number of these devices loosen. These and other issues typically expose patients to the risks of additional surgery.
- Hip replacements: Like knee procedures, hip replacements generally last 15 to 20 years. Risks include early device failure, infection and fracture. Metal replacements pose additional risks associated with metal exposure. As with knee replacements, additional surgery is typically needed.
- Transvaginal mesh: This surgically implanted mesh is used to treat certain conditions such as vaginal prolapse and some types of urinary incontinence. The FDA has identified numerous serious risks for Transvaginal Mesh, including infection, pain, urinary issues and other problems.
See your doctor first, and then talk with an experienced Fort Lauderdale attorney
If you experience symptoms possibly related to a defective medical device, seek immediate medical attention. Then schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. Our firm has more than four decades of experience using our legal knowledge to help our clients pursue justice. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we win or settle your case. Contact us online, or call us at (954) 463-0585 today.