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What is a Defective Medical Device?
Medical devices are most commonly designed to improve the quality of life for many patients, and the vast majority of these products are safe and effective for their intended uses. However, there are times where a medical device is designed or manufactured in such a way that it poses a risk to patients and may cause more harm than good.
When a medical device is defective, unreasonably dangerous and causes injury, affected patients may be able to pursue a claim and recover compensation from device makers to help them recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Why Choose a Defective Medical Device Attorney?
It is important to seek experienced legal representation from a defective medical device lawyer if you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product. In many defective device claims, patients are required to undergo additional treatments, procedures and surgeries to rectify an issue allegedly caused by the device. These medical expenses can continue to mount for the duration of the treatment and may even last for the rest of the patient’s life.
The issues in these product liability claims are often complex. Defective medical device lawyers are trained to determine whether:
- The prosthesis, implant or medical device was properly designed and manufactured
- Proper warnings and instructions were provided to the physician and patient
- Sufficient testing was completed prior to placing the product on the market
- The manufacturer over-promoted or exaggerated the safety or benefits of the device
Defective medical device lawyers can work to help a patient receive the appropriate compensation for their injuries. Contact us today for more information.
How a Defective Medical Device Attorney Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by a defective medical device may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
If a medical device causes the death of a patient, family members may be able to pursue a claim for the wrongful death of their loved one and seek compensation for funeral costs, medical expenses and pain and suffering experience prior to death, loss of economic support, and loss of the deceased person’s companionship.
Top Defective Medical Devices
IVC Filter Lawsuit
Some types of IVC filters have been allegedly associated with serious complications, such as filter fracture, device failure, movement and perforation of the vein.Learn More
Lawsuits claim that Physiomesh composite mesh may lead to adverse health consequences, including chronic pain, infection and the need for revision surgery.Learn More
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Attorneys
Lawsuits claim that some metal hip implants may lead to serious health complications, including metallosis and the need for revision surgery.Learn More
Stockert 3T Lawsuit and M. Chimaera Infections
Lawsuits allege that the manufacturer of the devices knew or should have known about the increased risk of potentially dangerous nontuberculous mycobacterium infections.Learn More
Bair Hugger Lawsuit
Bair Hugger forced-air warming blankets are commonly used during hip and knee replacement surgeries, however, use of the devices has been allegedly linked to serious infections as well as subsequent surgeries and hospitalizations.Learn More
St. Jude Defibrillator Battery Lawsuit
The FDA has issued a safety communication regarding the recall of St. Jude Medical ICD and CRT-D devices, providing recommendations for health care providers, patients and caregivers.Learn More