March 3, 2016

Class I recall notes serious risk to health and safety of patients

Brainlab injury lawsuits in MarylandThe Food and Drug Administration recently issues a Class I safety recall for Brainlab Image Guided Surgery (IGS) systems used in Maryland hospitals. The FDA recalled the IGS systems due to possibly serious life-threatening injuries including death.

Brainlab IGS systems help show doctors the parts of the body being operated on and where and how operating instruments are oriented. The system is intended to assist doctors performing minimally invasive surgery on patient’s brain or spinal cord.

Where you hurt by a Brainlab IGS system?

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after undergoing surgery involving a Brainlab IGS system, you could be entitled to substantial compensation. Medical device makers have a legal duty not to design or manufacture defective or malfunctioning medical devices and victims may be able to hold these wrongdoers accountable.

When victims are hurt by medical devices it may be because the manufacturer knowingly released a potentially dangerous product. Other times, devices may not be subjected to necessary testing to ensure any benefits are not outweighed by the risks.

Proving fault in products liability cases

Proving liability in a products liability case can be a complex endeavor and victims will need seasoned and dedicated legal representation to help them succeed. Compiling medical records, collecting expert testimony, and filing necessary legal paperwork all take experience and determination.

The Cochran Firm, D.C. regularly represents the legal interests of ordinary people harmed by the negligent design and construction of defective medical devices and other harmful products. If you believe you were harmed by a defective medical device or other dangerous product, contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a free legal consultation about your case.

Fill out an online contact form with the details of your case or call us during business hours at 202-682-5800. You may also reach us at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day.