Defective Medical Devices
Every day thousands of people undergo surgical procedures for the implantation of a medical device to address health conditions. We trust that these devices are safe to put into our bodies and that they will help us. Unfortunately, many times products that should be designed to help improve our lives do the opposite and cause physical injuries making us worse off than before the initial surgery.
Common types of medical devices that have caused injuries to patients include hip implants, spinal cage implants, pain pumps, IVC filters and pelvic mesh and sling devices. Additionally, surgical tools can cause injuries, like the use of power morcellators for hysterectomies and the removal of uterine fibroids.
It is critical that you seek representation immediately after such an injury and ensure that the product at issue is preserved as evidence. Many times if the product is not preserved in the condition it was in at the time of the injury, there is little chance at successfully pursuing a products liability claim. Product liability claims are very complex and it is important to consult with an attorney who is familiar with this specialized area of law.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a medical device that may have been defectively designed or manufactured or did not have adequate warnings, you may be eligible for compensation from the product manufacturer or seller.