Open Accessibility Menu

Virginia Defective Medical Device Attorneys

Fighting for Justice on Behalf of Victims of Dangerous Medical Products

Medical products and devices are meant to help people live longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, when these devices are defective, they often have the opposite effect. The FDA is not a fool-proof safety system. Numerous unsafe or untested medical devices and prescription drugs get through the system without ever being caught or questioned—until it’s too late. The FDA does not independently test products but instead relies on manufacturer testing only. Manufacturers are generally more concerned with profit over the product and even pay exorbitant consulting fees to FDA advisory panel members. Due to improper trials and testing, manufacturing mistakes, and the often profits-focused pharmaceutical industry, defective medical devices make their way onto the consumer market all too often. The impact of this is both far-reaching and devastating.

Defective medical products and devices can cause serious harm to large groups of people. Defective medical device litigation often takes the form of mass torts, in which individuals pursue separate but similar damages for injuries incurred by a single product. This type of litigation differs from class actions in that each plaintiff is affected differently by a singular defective medical device and therefore seeks individual compensation for unique damages. Have you been injured by a dangerous medical device or pharmaceutical product? Hold the manufacturer responsible with the help of Breit Cantor Grana Buckner.

Call (888) 635-9500 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation with one of our Virginia defective medical device attorneys.

Types of Defective Medical Product & Device Cases We Handle

Currently, there are thousands of medical products and devices available to consumers. According to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), there are about 1,800 different types of medical devices. Every medical device must be approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it can be marketed, sold, and used.

However, despite strict safety standards and testing, many defective medical devices still make it onto the marketplace. This often occurs as a result of improper testing, small sample size, insufficient review, and failure to take into account real-life situations. Additionally, many doctors and physicians prescribe drugs or medical devices for unapproved uses. This can lead to serious negative consequences.

Examples of types of medical devices that are commonly defective or that have had recalls or been involved in largescale litigation include:

  • Metal on metal hip implants/replacements
  • Depuy ASR hip implants
  • Certain birth control products, including the Mirena IUD
  • Transvaginal mesh products
  • Hernia mesh
  • Zimmer Persona knee implants
  • IVC filters
  • The 3M Bair Hugger
  • da Vinci Surgical Robots
  • Pacemakers
  • Insulin pumps
  • Heart stents and implantable heart devices

This list is by no means comprehensive. There are countless other types of medical devices and drugs that can be and often are defective. If you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed as a result of a defective medical device, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages.

Our Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Team Is Committed to You

Our experienced Virginia defective medical device lawyers work as a team to create the most compelling case possible on your behalf. As a boutique firm, we only take on injury claims so that we can devote an extensive, focused amount of time with each and every client. We have won hundreds of millions on behalf of our clients since 1979.

Our thorough process ensures that every case we handle is adequately prepared for trial, should case proceedings move that direction. Our dangerous medical device lawyers are consistently named among the best in Virginia by other attorneys, and we are not afraid to take on large pharmaceutical companies or medical device manufacturers. We have established an extensive track record of success and are passionate about helping our clients secure their futures. Reach out to our Virginia Beach or Richmond office to request a free and confidential consultation today.

Call us at (888) 635-9500 or submit an online contact form to get started.

  • During an extremely emotional time you were understanding, caring, professional, and communicated clearly every step of the way.

    - Craig and Cassye M.

  • I'm very happy to know that we found the best firm to handle this case!

    - Client

  • From Day 1, it became crystal clear that I had made the right decision.

    - Jeffrey Laffey, Laffey, Bucci & Kent

  • I always felt confident that my case was in the right hands.

    - Samantha P.

  • Their trial experience is very impressive. They were willing to listen to us and asked probing questions for case preparation.

    - Deborah and David C.

  • The communication was excellent and I was never left wondering.

    - Kevin M.

View All Testimonials

Experience The Breit Cantor Difference

  • Long tradition of success in court.
  • Over 300 years of combined legal experience.
  • Attorneys have been recognized among the most experienced trial lawyers in Virginia and the country.
  • Secured some of the largest settlements in Virginia history.
  • No recovery, no legal fee!
  • Leadership roles in the legal community.
  • Dedicated to providing our clients with the attention they deserve from start to finish.
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    The Best Lawyers in America list highlights the top legal talent in America and is selected using a peer-review process from thousands of leading attorneys.

  • Best Law Firms 2019
    Best Law Firms 2019

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

    Martindale-Hubbell is a rating service that grades lawyers based on their integrity and skill. An AV Rating or higher indicates a high level of trustworthiness and effectiveness.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers selects the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the state for their history of results, legal reputation, and trial ability.

  • Litigator Award
    Litigator Award

    Jeffrey Breit received the Litigator Award in 2014, which means he was ranked in the top 1% of all lawyers.

  • Virginia Business Legal Elite
    Virginia Business Legal Elite

    The Virginia Business “Legal Elite” designation honors the most skilled and ethical attorneys in Virginia in a variety of practice areas.

  • Best Law Firms 2018
    Best Law Firms 2018

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

  • AVVO Rating 10.0
    AVVO Rating 10.0

    AVVO is a rating system powered by legal colleagues and past clients who rate lawyers based on their effectiveness, skill, and ability to secure results. 10.0 is a perfect score

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    As members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, our lawyers actively seek to improve the practice of law as it affects our clients and their families.

  • Best Law Firms 2017
    Best Law Firms 2017

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

    Two of our firm's partners served as President of the 2,000-member VTLA, which seeks to uphold a high standard of legal practice while improving the fairness and quality of the law.

  • Best Law Firms - 2016
    Best Law Firms - 2016

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

  • Who's Who in American Law
    Who's Who in American Law

    A publisher that profiles attorneys who are considered leaders and influencers in American society for their noteworthy achievements.

We're On Your Side!

Call (888) 635-9500 to schedule your free consultation.