Posted: February 15, 2023

Defective medical devices can and often do cause severe injury or death. However, due to the complex nature of these cases, it is imperative that you have an experienced legal team on your side as soon as possible following harm.

Kline & Specter, PC is one of the country's most successful plaintiffs' law firms. With 60 attorneyss, five of whom are also medical doctors, we have secured several historic verdicts and settlements against negligent medical and pharmaceutical companies. More than obtaining compensation for victims, our attorneys work to impact change by exposing negligence, holding companies accountable, and fighting for safety improvements in the manufacture and use of medical devices. We are committed not only to getting justice for victims of injury but to preventing those injuries from ever happening again.

Cases We Handle

The lawyers at Kline & Specter have had remarkable success in defective medical device cases, including those involving:

If you have been injured or a defective medical device has killed a loved one, we are here to listen to your story, discuss your rights and help you decide if taking legal action is a suitable course. But please remember, time is of the essence. Most states only allow two years following injury for legal action to be taken – and if you accept an insurance offer, you will waive your right to file suit. Before accepting an insurance settlement, talk to one of our experienced attorneys to learn if you might be entitled to seek more than you are offered.

Significant Verdicts

Our firm has had tremendous success holding the manufacturers of defective transvaginal mesh accountable. This includes a $120 million verdict, the largest in the nation's history regarding transvaginal mesh, and an $80 million verdict that included an unprecedented $30 million in compensatory damages.

In addition to our impressive history with transvaginal mesh claims, our lawyers have secured verdicts and settlements revolving around defective medical devices, dangerous medications, and improper use of medical instruments, including:

  1. $8 billion jury verdict in punitive damages for boys who developed female-like breasts after taking Risperdal. This is the largest verdict in Pennsylvania's history.
  2. $42 million bench verdict for the family of a girl injured during a botched forceps delivery.
  3. $19.2 million jury verdict for the family of a boy born with clubfeet after his mother took the morning sickness drug, Bendectin.
  4. $12.75 million jury verdict in 2020 for a patient who suffered brain damage due to a defective Neuroblate surgical instrument


Our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of serious injury get the fair compensation they are due. If you believe your injury is the result of a defective or dangerous medical device or medication, please call Kline & Specter at 215-772-1000 to speak with us today.