Medical Device Malfunctions – Personal Injury – Wrongful Death
Medical devices have revolutionized health care. In order to maintain your quality of life, medical devices may need to be implanted. Severely arthritic or injured individuals have regained mobility from knee and hip replacements. People with heart problems can enjoy normal lives with the help of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. While you may expect that only the highest quality medical devices be used, all too often people develop additional health problems when the medical device used for their procedure was improperly designed, tested, or manufactured.
Unfortunately, medical device manufacturers have designed, manufactured, and sold medical devices that are defective and injure the people they are supposed to help. Manufacturers do not design a device intending that it injure the patients, what typically happens is the device is not adequately tested and once a large number of patients begin using the device, problems are discovered. Instead of recalling the device and compensating people for the damages suffered, some manufacturers cover up the problem, and pay claims only after the injured person sues the manufacturer. When companies make these devices out of carelessness or a cynical attempt to save a few dollars, patients have the right to seek an attorney and file a defective medical device lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective medical device contact an experienced defective medical device attorney at our law office. Our defective medical device attorneys have a proven record of helping our clients obtain substantial recoveries. Call us today.
Defective medical device recalls are increasing. Unfortunately, there is a growing list of medical devices that don’t work as intended, or don’t work at all. Types of potentially defective medical devices include, but are not limited to:
● Artificial hips, knees and other joints
● Metal screws and plates in the body
● Intrauterine devices and other birth control implants
● Breast implants and other cosmetic implants
When a defective medical device injures you, the manufacturers of that product should be held responsible for your economic and non-economic losses. By filing a defective medical device claim, you may be able to recover compensation for many different types of losses, including:
● Medical costs
● Lost wages
● Future medical costs
● Pain and suffering
● Permanent disability
There are typically three different ways a medical device can be defective:
● Manufacturing Defect – this occurs when the medical product design is safe, but the device is not manufactured according to the design specifications.
● Warning Defect – occurs when a medical device is designed and manufactured correctly, but the manufacturer fails to warn the users of the potential dangers of the medical device.
The attorneys at our law firm have defended a variety of medical products and devices including breast implants, hormone therapy drugs, latex gloves, respiration/blood pressure monitors, sutures, anti-seizure medication, hyperactivity medication, handicap lifts, wheel chairs, and anesthesia machines for clients like C.R. Bard, Dow Chemical, General Electric Company, Johnson & Johnson, and MedMarc.
A defective medical device claim can be very difficult to handle without the help of an experienced defective product lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective medical device contact our office today. The attorneys at our firm have the knowledge, expertise, and resources necessary to handle the most complex personal injury claims, including product liability cases involving defective medical devices.