Most manufacturers enjoy a degree of leeway when designing and producing safe products. Medical device and medication manufacturers, though, know that a small error can have a catastrophic impact on the health of the product's user. Despite this knowledge, device and medication failure and subsequent injuries and even death are common.
Attorney David S. Jasmer of The Jasmer Law Firm has fought for injured clients' rights for almost 15 years and has won $85 million in combined settlement and jury awards for our firm's clientele. We helped obtain a record-setting $21 million for a woman who was severely brain injured as a result of disconnection of a catheter connector manufactured by Baxter. This verdict was affirmed in the victim's favor by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Read About a Recent Case Involving a Defective Medical Device
A recent case illustrates our effectiveness in obtaining needed financial compensation for victims of medical device-related product liability and injury claims.
Our client was admitted to a hospital for ulcer surgery and received a "central line" access tube to allow for the efficient and safe introduction of needed medications into her body. Though the manufacturer made over 100 million of these devices, this one disconnected, resulting in permanent brain damage affecting our client's motor skills. Injuries were made worse by the fact that our now physically disabled was cognizant of her brain damage.
The defendant argued that the duty to warn of risks was the responsibility of the treating doctor, not the manufacture. Though former state senator Trent Lock introduced legislation in the manufacturer's home state specifically to block the success of our case, we prevailed. The result of our representation was two-fold:
- A substantial jury award for our client
- Legal casework requiring that companies that manufacture central line/catheter interlock devices must warn doctors of potential problems and complications when the devices are used
Cook County Personal Injury Law Firm Sets Records in Medical Malpractice and Defective Product Cases
The Jasmer Law Firm welcomes inquiries from patients or family members after use of a medical device has had damaging results. Examples of medical devices and products that have harmed other people are the following:
- Calaxo screw
- ObTape sling
- Duragesic patch
- Fentanyl pain patch
- Ortho Evra patch
- Breast implant
- Implanted pain management pump
- Knee replacement
- Guidant Ancure Endograft device
- Guidant defibrillator
- DePuy hip replacement
- Phospo-soda products
- Denture cream
- Clarcon products
- Total body formula
Do you need an advocate to hold a medical device manufacturer accountable for harm caused by its products? Start with a free initial consultation. To contact lawyer David Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.