As experienced injury attorneys, we represent people in Palm Beach and Broward County who have been injured due to faulty or defective medical prosthetic devices.
Medical Prosthesis Recall
Products Liability for Faulty or Defective Prosthesis
Manufacturers of a product may be liable for damages caused if the product is inherently dangerous or has certain types of defects. A design defect occurs during the design and planning stages of the product, before it is actually assembled. A manufacturing defect occurs in a product that may have a sound design, when an error occurs during the assembly or manufacturing process that renders the product unsafe. A marketing defect occurs when a manufacturer or distributor of a product holds it out to consumers as suitable for an inappropriate and dangerous use. Any of these defects, when they constitute a danger to consumers, may make the manufacturer or distributor strictly liable for any injuries caused by the dangerous product condition.
Recalls of medical prosthetic devices occur when a flaw or defect is discovered that might pose a danger to patients. Device manufacturers may voluntarily recall their devices, or the government may compel them to do so. When these recalls affect products already on the market, it may require patients to have expensive, invasive surgery to replace the implanted device. Artificial hip joints have been the subject of several recalls in recent years.