Medical Device Litigation: Top Lawyers at The Levensten Law Firm
The Levensten Law Firm possesses extensive experience in handling complex medical device litigation cases, ensuring patients’ rights are protected against the negligence of manufacturers.
Patient Rights and Manufacturer Responsibilities
- Informed Consent: Patients have the right to be informed about the risks and benefits of medical devices before they are used. Manufacturers have the duty to test their products thoroughly and inform physicians of any risks.
- Manufacturer’s Failure: If a manufacturer fails to warn about risks, possibly due to withholding data from the FDA or mislabeling, they can be held liable for any harm caused by their devices.
The Process of Medical Device Litigation
- Right to Sue: Patients can sue manufacturers in state or federal courts for compensation due to injuries caused by medical devices.
- Large-Scale Impact: Often, such failures affect many people, leading to widespread injuries and numerous lawsuits across the country.
- Consolidation of Cases: For efficiency, cases are often consolidated in a single court, known as multi-county litigation (MCL) or multidistrict litigation (MDL), depending on the jurisdiction.
Unique Aspects of MDL and MCL
- Individual Rights in Consolidated Cases: In these consolidated cases, each plaintiff retains their right to an individual trial, despite shared pre-trial proceedings.
- Collective Efforts in Litigation: Attorneys nationwide collaborate to review documents, conduct depositions, and develop expert testimonies that apply to all plaintiffs.
- Bellwether Trials and Settlements: These trials provide insights for both the court and parties about jury perspectives, often leading to settlements.
Scott Levensten’s Pioneering Role in Medical Device Litigation
- Orthopedic Bone Screw Litigation: Mr. Levensten’s career began with one of the nation’s largest medical device cases, where he played a crucial role.
- Influence on Future Litigations: His work laid the foundation for future medical device litigations, influencing legal practices and settlements in the field.
Lawyers Handling Various Medical Device Cases
- Diverse Case Experience: The firm has dealt with cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, vaginal mesh litigation, defibrillator implants, and more due to their high failure rates and serious health implications.
Seeking Legal Help for Medical Device Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries related to medical devices, The Levensten Law Firm is equipped to guide you through the process of claiming compensation. Visit the “Cases & Investigations” section on our website for detailed information on current investigations and claims.