Victoria, Texas Defective Medical Devices Attorneys
There is no room for error in the design and manufacturing of medical devices. While makers of medical devices employ a number of quality control measures to ensure the safety of their products, it’s all the more surprising when they fail and injure patients that use them.
At the law office of Cole, Cole & Easley, our lawyers investigate the causes of medical device failures, analyzing corroded or defective parts while subpoenaing records and information from manufacturing facilities. In many cases, a sterile environment with properly trained employees is necessary to maintain the integrity of medical devices. Identifying failures and quality control problems often sheds light on why a medical device was defective or prone to failure.
Defective Medical Devices – When Failure leads to Injury or Death
While the list of defective medical devices is always changing, our attorneys are prepared to represent injured or killed in cases involving the following medical devices:
- InSync I/II/III Marquis
- InSync III Protect CRT-D
- Marquis VR/DR
- Maximo VR/DR ICDs
- GEM DR Model 7271
- Micro Jewel II Model 7223Cx
- Renewal 3 AVT
- Renewal 4 AVT ICD
- Contak Renewal
- Renewal 2
- Vitality AVT
- Ventak Prizm AVT
Our office also represents clients in cases involving ReNu contact lenses and faulty or defective medical equipment that leads to injury or death.
Foreseeability – Why Manufacturers can be held Liable
Even if a manufacturer complies with product safety requirements in the manufacture of their product, they are still liable for design flaws and issues related to “foreseeability.” In essence, “foreseeability” relates to dangers and hazards a reasonable person could be expected to foresee given the circumstances and use of a product. For example, a paint manufacturer should foresee the need to place warning labels on their product given the possibility that someone might not realize it is flammable, unsafe to consume, or an irritant to the skin.
In cases involving defective medical devices, the issue may be one of foreseeability: should a manufacturer have realized dangers associated with the design of cables, batteries, circuitry, materials, or fail-safe options? In order to answer these questions, our lawyers consult design engineers, chemists, materials experts, and others in order to expose negligence on the part of medical device manufacturers.
Contact Cole, Cole & Easley Today
If you have questions regarding the legal options available to injury victims of defective medical devices, contact Cole, Cole & Easley today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.