Dangerous and Defective Product Lawyers in Pittsburgh
Western Pennsylvania Attorneys Advocating for Injured Victims
Despite safety regulations and testing, defective products cause 29 million injuries and 22,000 deaths annually, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Defective products such as children’s toys, clothing for babies and toddlers, cleaning products, and electronics are sold by corporations for use in our homes and can injure children and loved ones. As a result, children can suffer brain damage from choking and burn injuries from fires. Our loved ones can suffer from burns, loss of limbs, paralysis, and death because of injuries caused by defective and unsafe products.
In addition, the automobile industry has a history of producing vehicles that fail to properly protect both drivers and passengers. As a result, thousands of people have been maimed or died because of unsafe and defective cars.
Workplace Equipment Defects
Even in the workplace, many people are required to use equipment or machinery that is defective by not having the appropriate shut-off devices or guards. As a result, workers suffer needless injuries such as crushing injuries to the hand and arms and sometimes death.
Faulty Medical Products and Devices
When you enter a hospital, you assume that your health and safety is securely in the hands of your doctors and nurses. Caring for a patient’s health not only involves a doctor’s expertise, knowledge, and experience, but also the use of medical devices, products, and equipment. Defective and dangerous medical products could put your life in danger, cause permanent damage, lead to pain and suffering, or death.
Even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially tests and approves products and devices, unsafe products do enter into our hospitals and clinics and cause thousands of injuries and deaths across the country each year. In fact, the FDA recalled over 500 medical devices and products in 2007 – ranging from dysfunctional infusion pumps to deadly balloon catheters to faulty blood glucose monitoring systems.
Faulty implants and other defective medical products often lead to emergency operations, delayed diagnoses, permanent disability, and extended hospital stays. These consequences can be extremely costly, and you shouldn’t pay for a manufacturer’s or pharmaceutical company’s serious mistake that resulted in your health being damaged.
Examples of Defective Medical Devices
There are many medical products that could be dangerous or defective, such as:
- Hip, Knee and Other Joint Replacements
- Prosthetics and Implants
- Arterial Stents, Heart Valves, and Pumps
- Orthopedic Screws
- Diagnosis Equipment & Tests
- Monitoring Equipment
As the last line of defense in this system, it is our collective duty as a society to determine if a device is faulty and should be taken off the market, repaired, or relabeled so that no further harm is done to others. At Berger Lagnese, LLC it is our duty as your attorneys to make certain that those harmed because of a mislabeled or defective product are fully compensated for their injuries and mental anguish.
Contact Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Law Firm
If you think you or someone you love has been the victim of a faulty medical device or product, contact Berger Lagnese, LLC today and take the first step toward finding justice and keeping our hospitals safe.