With advancements in medicine, there has been an increased use of medical devices in the treatment of injuries and diseases. Despite medical breakthroughs, medical devices are often inadequately tested and regulated and then rushed to market by companies in a hurry to make a profit. Over the past several years, several medical devices have been pulled from the market because they caused serious injury or death to thousands of Americans.

Motley Rice lawyers have extensive experience with medical device litigation, including the Composix® Kugel® Mesh hernia repair patch, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis® defibrillator leads, breast implants, gastric pacemakers and Sulzer hip and/or knee implant devices. Our team understands the complex legal and scientific aspects of medical device litigation, and we work to uncover aggressive product development and marketing practices that may have caused patient harm.

Our medical device attorneys handle discovery and trial in medical device lawsuits, including product identification, medical causation, compliance with FDA regulations, adequacy of warnings, allegations of product defect, and coordination of witnesses and experts.

Motley Rice represents individuals injured by medical devices in claims against product manufacturers, which usually fall into the following categories:

  • Strict liability claims are based on whether the device has a defect that makes it unreasonably unsafe.
  • Negligence claims address whether the manufacturer has acted with reasonable care in developing, manufacturing and marketing the device or product.

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Motley Rice is investigating cases in which individuals suffered serious injury or wrongful death from use of a medical device. If you or someone you know has experienced adverse symptoms or serious injury related to a medical device, contact attorney Fred Thompson at 1.800.768.4026 or