Defective Medical Devices

Defective Medical Devices Lawyers in NYC

Taking a Stand for Injured Victims

Defective medical devices seriously injure or kill hundreds of Americans each year. The defective medical device attorneys of the New York City law firm of Proner & Proner have the experience to provide committed, aggressive, and effective legal counsel to injured victims and their families after such an injury.

To schedule an evaluation of your case, please contact our defective medical device attorneys in New York City today.  We will stand up for you, even against the nation’s largest and most powerful manufacturers of medical devices.

About Medical Device Defects

In general, advancements in medical devices have led to substantial improvements to the health and quality of life of the nation’s citizens. Unfortunately, however, defective medical devices, while they may be rare, have had devastating and even deadly effects, harming the very people they were designed to help. Those affected by defective medical products do have recourse under the law. With the aid of a qualified personal injury attorney, victims of defective medical devices can seek compensation for losses and expenses stemming from their injuries.

As with other product liability cases, cases involving defective medical devices can be built upon three possible types of defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. A claim can also be filed against a company that failed to properly test a product prior to making it available to the public, as well as any company that minimized or deliberately ignored potential risks involved in the use of the device.

Types of Defective Medical Devices

Our defective medical device & medical malpractice attorneys in Manhattan, New York routinely handle defective product claims involving such medical devices as:

  • Coated heart valves
  • Knee or hip replacements
  • Heart devices, such as pacemakers
  • Blood glucose meters
  • Incontinence devices
  • Dental sealants and implants
  • Devices used in eye surgery, such as lasers

Defective product claims may also be filed when people are harmed by products used in cosmetic surgery, such as breast implants. Action can be taken against multiple defendants if more than one party is responsible for the defect in the medical device.

In most product liability cases, the legal doctrine of strict liability applies. According to this doctrine, a personal injury lawyer does not have to give evidence of a specific act of negligence on the part of the defendant or defendants, as the flaw in the product is sufficient evidence of negligence in and of itself.

Contact Our Defective Medical Device Attorneys

To learn more about your rights if you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective medical device, please contact our attorneys in New York City today.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.