Your Champion against Defective Medical Device Manufacturers
Serving malpractice victims throughout Washington, D.C.
Paulson & Nace, PLLC, is a premier medical malpractice law firm whose work in product liability has been widely recognized by peers and the judiciary throughout Washington, D.C. Our aggressive advocacy on behalf of clients has helped us obtain millions of dollars in compensation for our clients who have suffered devastating injuries caused by defective or faulty medical devices. As a family law firm, we understand what effects these injuries can have on your family; that is why we protect your rights from start to finish and offer comprehensive representation that puts your best interests first.
What is a defective medical device?
Like dangerous drugs, defective medical devices are tools and products that should help you recover from or prevent a serious injury, but instead have the opposite effect. Paulson & Nace handles all manner of defective product litigation, including cases against the manufacturers and users of:
- Biomet hip replacements
- DePuy hip and knee replacements
- Stryker hip replacements
- Zimmer hip and knee replacements
- INFUSE bone graphs
- Mirena IUDs
- Transvaginal mesh
- Bladder slings
- NuvaRing birth control
- Power morcellators
How defective medical devices get to the market
It is important to note that just because one patient has a negative reaction to a medical device, it does not necessarily mean the device is defective. When groups of people come forth, however, or the Food and Drug Administration issues a recall, the chances are that the devices were defective in their design or in their use. These products may enter the market because:
- Products that are similar to other products produced by the same company do not need to go through testing again, thus Stryker’s defective line of hip and knee replacements was never tested because its other lines worked well.
- Products that are used for one medical issue may not need to be tested for use with different issues, which is why the mesh used for hernias was never tested for its use in fixing prolapsed uteruses.
- They were successful in their intended use, but caused unexpected and catastrophic side effects; power morcellators, for example, break up fibroids well, but can spread cancerous cells in the process.
At Paulson & Nace, we know what it takes to build a winning case for those who have been injured by a defective medical device. We stand up to the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies who put their profits before your health and future, and are willing to take these companies to trial when it is in your best interest. That is why we have successfully secured millions of dollars for our clients over the past 40 years: We fight hard because we fight for what is right.
Protecting Washington, D.C. victims of defective medical devices
Paulson & Nace, PLLC, advocates for victims and their families. When you are suffering, we offer you options and hope for your future. To schedule an appointment at our office, please call 202-463-1999 or fill out our contact form. Discover what our family can do to help yours.