Modern healthcare benefits from constant innovation in the development of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, the modern tort system and regulatory climate make it exceedingly difficult to engage in such innovation in the U.S. without the possibility of lawsuits questioning the safety of a product or the manner in which it was marketed and sold. Weathington Firm attorneys have experience defending manufacturers and distributors of medical devices in suits throughout the state and federal courts in Georgia, including cases alleging defective design and manufacture, failure to warn, breach of warranty, and fraudulent marketing. They have defended manufacturers and distributors of such products as biologic hernia repair implants, intravaginal slings, and glucose monitoring strips, and of pharmaceuticals such as Fen-Phen.
The interplay between the firm’s defense of medical professionals and its defense of medical device manufacturers only makes sense. Many of the medical malpractice cases we defend involve the use of innovative technologies. In addition, because we have relationships with renowned experts in virtually every medical field, we can more easily identify the experts that clients need in order to establish most persuasively the efficacy and safety of their products. Moreover, the firm’s collective expertise in litigating complex medical questions renders it uniquely positioned to develop defenses relating to causation and damages.