Medical Device Injuries

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the annual number of medical devices recalled nearly doubled from 2003 to 2012. Every year, poorly designed and defective medical devices are sold to an unsuspecting public. Injuries caused by defective medical devices can cause debilitating injuries and generate staggering medical bills.

Patients with defective medical device implants often have to decide whether to leave a defective device inside their body or undergo painful surgery. This is not a choice anyone should have to make.

At Harvit & Schwartz, we understand the pain and stress that you and your family are going through. If you or a loved one is suffering because of a defective medical device, we can help.

As with all legal claims, there are laws that govern the amount of time you have after the injury or death occurred to file a lawsuit. These laws are called statutes of limitations. A lawsuit filed after the statute of limitations has passed will most likely not be permitted to go to court.

Because of the Statute of Limitations, it is important to consult an experienced and qualified attorney as soon as possible if you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical mistake.

If you or your loved one suffered an injury due to the cause of a defective medical device, call us at (304) 343-4100 or email us for a free consultation.