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Defective Medical Devices
There are many varying types of medical devices that are put on the market to improve a patient’s quality of life and often times they do just that. Unfortunately though, there are cases where these devices fail and cause devastating injuries to individuals who need them to perform their daily activities or to those who depend on them to survive. When a patient agrees to go forth with a procedure to gain a medical device in order to better their lives, they expect that device to be safe, to improve their functional abilities and not to cause more harm than good. It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure they are putting a safe medical device on the market along with appropriate safety information to doctors and patients. They must also inform doctors and consumers of any risks or possible side effects associated with their product. When they fail to fulfill their responsibilities and injuries occur, it is important to have a Louisiana defective medical device attorney on your side to protect your rights.
Errors in Manufacturing
As healthcare companies strive daily to bring new medical devices to the market, most of us assume these devices are safe and will provide great benefits. However, sometimes products are rushed to the market in order to maximize profits without taking all important precautions to make them the safest products possible. Common problems associated with defective products stem from such negligence as defects in manufacturing or design, improper warnings of possible side effects, quality issues and insufficient testing procedures. When medical devices fail to work properly the way they were intended to, recipients can suffer serious injuries. If you have experienced injuries caused by a defective medical device, you may qualify to pursue a claim against the responsible party. Contact a Louisiana defective medical device attorney to discuss your case to see if you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
How a Louisiana Defective Medical Device Attorney Can Help
Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, 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 defective medical devices may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.