Defective Medical Devices
Advances in medical technology benefit patients by saving their lives or providing improved quality of life. But while medical devices are made with the health and safety of the patient in mind, some products suffer design defects, are not manufactured to specification, or contain insufficient warning labels. Unfortunately, these defective medical devices can lead to serious injury in, or even the death of, patients.
In many defective product cases, it is up to the patient or a family member to take legal action against the manufacturers of such devices in order to recover due compensation. Experienced defective product attorneys can help victims take such action and guide them through the often complicated legal process.
Defective Medical Product Recalls
Some medical devices have been recalled by manufacturers because their products led to serious injury or death in patients. These devices include:
- Sulzer hip replacement
- Sulzer knee replacement
- Dialysis Filters
- Shoulder Pain Pumps
- Hip Replacement Systems
- Power Morcellators
- Hernia Mesh
Additionally, some medical devices are currently being investigated for problems with their design, or failure on the part of the manufacturer to warn patients and physicians of the increased risk of complications:
Consult a Defective Product Lawyer
If you or a member of your family has suffered negative health effects due to use of a defective medical device, consult a product liability attorney to find out whether you have a viable lawsuit.