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Although medical devices have revolutionized health care, when they are defective these devices can have disastrous consequences. If a medical device manufacturer designs and sells a defective medical device, they end up injuring patients they are supposed to help.
Furthermore, instead of recalling a faulty device, some manufacturers will try to cover up the problem and deny anything is wrong with their device. When the product remains on the shelves of medical supply stores and in hospitals, more people will inevitably suffer. It is then the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) responsibility to issue a product recall to remove that device from the marketplace. Sadly, this step is often the last resort, occurring after hundreds or thousands of consumers become injured from a medical device.
If you or a loved one have experienced catastrophic injury or death from a defective medical device, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss.
Common Defective Medical Devices
Hundreds of healthcare devices have been found to be defective. If you or a family member has been injured by improperly functioning medical equipment, a medical device errors lawyer at Richard J. Plezia & Associates has experience handling claims like yours, including:
- Pacemakers that fail to keep a proper, rhythmic heartbeat
- Malfunctioning pumps for pain or insulin
- Defective heart implants that result in repeat surgery
- Non-sterilized devices that lead to infection
- Defective replacement joints at the hip or knee
- Devices that cause immune system damage
- Gynecological devices that cause infection, infertility, or miscarriage
You should not have to worry about these possibilities. It is the responsibility of the product manufacturers and hospital staff to monitor it regularly and be trained to use it properly. Sadly, that does not always happen.
How a Lawyer From The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
If you’ve suffered harm because of a health care provider’s negligence with regard to a medical device such as a pacemaker, shunt, stent, IUD, replacement joint, or another medical device, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Malpractice claims involve negligence on the part of health providers including doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals.
An experienced malpractice attorney can look at the specific circumstances of your injury or illness and discuss with you the possibility of making a claim. If the claim is successful, you could receive compensation for your medical expenses related to the device or any additional treatment you had to have lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact The Carlson Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We care, we can help.