Many Illinois residents use medical implants to continue walking, resolve pain and improve their health. However, in some cases these medical devices end up making them less healthy than they were before. Even worse, it is often the case that the medical equipment manufacturers who made these health-destroying medical devices knew that they were dangerous or problematic to begin with.
In some cases, medical device manufacturers have pressured the Food and Drug Administration to approve medical devices for use before sufficient trials and tests have been completed. This has resulted in numerous injuries and worsened medical conditions in patients around the nation.
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we have seen cases involving defective knee and hip prostheses. We have seen people hurt by defective stents, defibrillators, heart valves and pacemakers. We have seen dental implants that never should have been used, respiratory devices that failed due to poor manufacturing, defective breast implants and all manner of dangerous pharmaceutical drugs.
Sometimes, defective medical device lawsuits are difficult to prove because victims must prove that their injuries and/or symptoms were directly caused by the problematic medical devices. This the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid utilizes medical expert witness testimony in our medical device litigation claims. These and other experts can be very helpful in proving damages in medical device claims.
If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a defective medical device, our Illinois law firm is here to help. We will listen to your story free of charge and advise you of the next steps you should take in your pursuit of your claim.