Since the recall of DePuy hip implants thousands of people around the world, including here in California, have been seriously injured after metal shavings from the implant have become imbedded in the patient's tissue around the implant itself.
Despite the fact that there are still thousands of cases still pending trial, some victims of this defective product are now being awarded settlements and compensation for their injuries. And although the restitution from these settlements will never be able to turn back the clock and make their injuries as if they never happened, their victories in court are a constant reminder that companies should be held accountable for the products they make.
One California man knows this all too well this month after he was finally awarded $8.3 million after he suffered serious injury from his implant. Shortly after receiving replacement surgery, the device failed causing him considerable pain, further damaging the surgery site. Although Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer named responsible in the lawsuit, insists that its product did not worsen the man's condition, a Los Angeles jury disagreed and awarded the man the settlement.
Manufacturers of medical devices can be held liable for design flaws and malfunctioning parts that lead to injury or death. Even if a medical device received FDA approval, its manufacturer is still liable for product failure and design flaws. At the law office of Peach & Weathers , our lawyers consult design engineers, safety experts, and medical professionals when exposing design flaws and product failures that injure or kill people. We review internal memos to determine if management was made aware of problems or dangers associated with a device while reviewing what tests were conducted to ensure the reliability and safety of a device.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a family member due to a defective medical device, contact personal injury attorneys Peach & Weathers today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.