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California Products Liability Defense Attorneys Representing Medical Device Designers, Manufacturers and Vendors

Legal help for healthcare professionals and companies

A medical device meant to improve the health of a patient can instead cause substantial harm. Although tragic, these injuries rarely result from negligence by the medical device manufacturer or surgical team. Yet, medical manufacturers, parts designers, vendors and doctors make attractive defendants because of their deep pockets. A plaintiff whose medical condition has cost substantial money and severely diminished quality of life may be motivated to seek compensation, even from the businesses and professionals that made the chance for better health possible.

Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay is an Ontario law firm that focuses solely on medical malpractice and insurance defense. Our team has a background as in-house counsel to insurance companies. We also have the level of polished litigation skills that comes with 150 years of combined experience. Because of our extensive experience in medical negligence claims and our history of reaching positive results for our clients, Davis Grass has earned a reputation as a premier medical products liability defense firm in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.

When a medical device causes harm to a patient

Years of research, development and testing go into creating an effective, safe medical product. Medical device corporations must present substantial evidence to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to gain approval of all types of medical equipment, implants and other products, such as the following:

  • Breast implants
  • Plastic surgery enhancements
  • Defibrillators
  • Pacemakers
  • Vaginal mesh
  • Surgical screws and other orthopedic hardware
  • Artificial knee or hip joints
  • Blood artery stents
  • Intravertebral implants
  • Surgical tools and machines
  • Diagnostic testing equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals

Defenses against medical device negligence claims

When a patient’s condition worsens or an adverse symptom manifests after a device was installed or used, the patient may attempt to connect the two events, regardless of whether the product truly was defective. Our products liability defense lawyers investigate the details of the claim against you and devise an appropriate strategy to help you avoid or limit financial responsibility when possible. Some common defenses against defective medical product claims include the following:

  • The patient was informed of the risks and subsequently consented to the device implementation.
  • The patient failed to follow post-op instructions for recovery from surgery and care for the device.
  • The patient’s body rejected the device.
  • The original illness that required device implantation is the reason for the patient’s symptoms.
  • There was another cause for the patient’s injury or illness unrelated to the device.
  • The patient suffered minimal harm from a lifesaving device.

Protect your interests and those of your policyholder when facing allegations of products liability in medical device manufacturing

Challenge the products liability claim against the medical device manufacturer, designer or vendor. Call Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay at 909.476.2662 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment with our experienced team. Located near the intersection of I-10 and I-15 and close to the Ontario International Airport, our Southern California law office represents medical service providers throughout the state, including in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.