John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

Medical Devices

Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

It is an unfortunate fact that every year tens of thousands of Americans are injured or killed by medical devices that are intended to monitor, stabilize, or improve their health.  While the intent may be commendable, victims (and their families) of these adverse outcomes are entitled to receive compensation for their injuries and pain & suffering. The broad term ‘medical devices’ covers a wide range of products, including pacemakers and cardiac devices, hospital equipment, home medical aids, and the like.  However, it also includes several that might not be commonly considered to fall within this claim category:
  • breast implants
  • contacts lenses & eye wear
  • dialysis equipment
  • elective cosmetic products (including botox)
This is only a partial list that includes items that have been the focus of recent claims; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  is a good source for up-to-date notices on all medical device complaints, warnings, and recalls.

Categories of Medical Device Liability Claims

Each state, including Colorado, has its own procedures for determining the nature of the liability in a medical device claim, but the three most common claims are:

Defective Design

Faulty design (often the result of inadequate testing) results in injury to the victim.  The thousands of lawsuits spawned by the use of silicone filler in breast implants, leading to a host of health complications, is one of the most famous examples of this type of case. Colorado Car Accident Law Firm

Defective Manufacture

A flaw in the manufacture of the medical device results in injury to the victim.  An artificial heart with a damaged valve, or an insulin syringe that was contaminated at the factory, are examples of this.

Poor Labeling and/or Failure-to-Warn

One of the most common complaints, wherein incomplete, misleading, or absent labeling information results in consumer misuse of the medical device, and subsequent injury.  At-home cosmetic devices with insufficient labeling are an example of this type of claim.

Finding Legal Help for a Colorado Medical Device Liability Claim

Medical device product liability is a specialized area of legal practice, and claims of this nature require a Colorado personal injury attorney who is thoroughly educated and experienced in these types of cases.  Victims who believe they have suffered injury due to an improperly designed, manufactured, or labeled medical device are encouraged to seek immediate legal advice regarding their case, in order to explore their full legal rights to compensation and recompense. At John R. Fuller, P.C., we believe you have suffered enough from your injuries. That is why we are determined to make your experience with the legal system as painless as possible. We provide sympathetic counsel for our clients while we aggressively pursue compensation for them. From conducting a thorough investigation to consulting with professional colleagues, we build solid cases and effective arguments for our clients.

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