An Experienced Louisville Cochlear Implant Lawyer Committed To Clients.
The HiRes 90K cochlear implant system was designed to assist individuals who are profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The device was used by 4,000 people, including children. Unfortunately, the device is linked to a serious defect. In one case, a jury returned a $7.2 million verdict against the manufacturer, Advanced Bionics of Valencia, California, for designing and manufacturing a defective cochlear implant.
In the HiRes 90 Cochlear implant lawsuit, a federal jury issued an award that included $6.3 million in punitive damages. A Kentucky couple received the money due to the failure of their daughter’s Advanced Bionics’ recalled HiRes 90k cochlear implant. The girl, who was born deaf, had the implant inserted when she was 4 years old. When she was 8 years old, an electrical short caused an extreme shock to the girl.
HiRes 90K cochlear implant lawsuits filed due to defect.
The jury in the U.S. District Court for Western Kentucky found that Advanced Bionics did not properly test the implant before it hit the market and never told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that it had switched the manufacturer of a key component to a different vendor.
Other HiRes 90K cochlear implant lawsuits have been filed in the wake of reports that users of the device experienced pain, overly loud sounds or felt like they were being shocked. In February 2006, Advanced Bionics announced a voluntary recall of its HiRes 90K implant. About two years later, the manufacturer paid a $1.1 million civil penalty to the federal Food and Drug Administration to settle allegations that it did not notify the FDA that it was using a new supplier for one of the implant’s components. The agency said it exposed patients to “unnecessary health risks.”
If you or a loved one experienced an adverse reaction due to a HiRes Cochlear implant, it’s critical to have an experienced attorney fighting for you. You need a Kentucky personal injury lawyer familiar with handling complicated cases involving defective medical devices. What might seem like an insignificant piece of information could turn out to be a crucial piece of evidence in your successful case. Don’t leave your future to chance. Count on the Shelton Law Group to make things right.
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