Medical device manufacturers frequently create new products to meet the growing demand of people across the world. These devices treat the symptoms associated with the ailment, allowing a form of relief for those using them.
In some cases however, manufacturers fail to test the devices properly or inadequately design or manufacture them, putting consumers at risk of harm due to product defects. Using these devices may cause only minor injury or may lead to catastrophic injury — or even death — in the most serious cases.
Our defective medical devices lawyers understand how traumatic it can be to experience injury as a result of a medical device. We can help you file a claim to recover compensation for your damages.
List of Defective Medical Devices
The Food and Drug Administration has highlighted some defective medical devices as potentially dangerous or has recalled them. For example, a 2014 FDA press release highlights the dangers associated with surgical mesh in transvaginal repair, and a brand of vascular stent was recalled on September 30, 2013.
Unfortunately, some defective medical devices may make their way onto shelves and into the homes of consumers.
Some of these defective medical devices may include:
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Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of defective medical devices available today. Those injured by a device not on this list should speak with a defective medical device lawyer to understand what legal recourse may be available.
(We regret to inform potential clients that our defective medical devices lawyers no longer accept cases involving injuries sustained due to heart devices, stents, pain pumps or cochlear implants.)
Product Liability Claim
In the case of a defective medical device, there may arise three possibilities. Defective device product liability claims generally are based on medical devices that were:
- defectively manufactured
- defectively designed
- deceptively marketed
A defectively manufactured medical device may have been the result of an error on the part of the manufacturing or shipping company or from being poorly maintained at the hospital. A defectively designed product is one that was manufactured properly but that contains an inherently dangerous design, of which the manufacturing company may or may not have been aware. Finally, a defectively marketed medical device may be one that does not contain an adequate warning regarding the risks associated with using the specific product.
A defective medical devices lawyer can help highlight the cause of any injuries sustained by a defective medical device and help hold the responsible party liable for its negligence.
Speak with a Defective Medical Devices Lawyer at No Cost
If you have been injured while using a defective medical device, the lawyers at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. are here to discuss the specifics of you case, as well as what you can do to recover compensation. Please feel free to call us at 800-550-0000.