State of the art medical devices have come a long way over the years. Though many of them have improved, and new ones are offered every year, too many are far from perfect. They can end up harming, not helping, patients. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of a defective device, The Bloom Firm can advise you of your rights.
You may have relied in good faith on your health care providers and trusted them to provide you with the best care possible, but things may have gone terribly wrong. Your physicians may or may not be at fault, depending on the circumstances of your case.
A few of the types of defective medical devices include,
- Artificial knee and hip joints,
- Vaginal mesh,
- Intra uterine devices (IUD’s),
- Defibrillator leads,
- Hernia patch kits,
- Pacemakers, and
- Breast implants.
Defendants may be found responsible for negligence and/or for putting a defective product on the market, resulting in harm to you for a number of reasons, including,
- Inadequate testing,
- Test results showing potential harm were ignored or hidden,
- The device was marketed for an inappropriate use or for the wrong types of patients,
- Products were poorly designed or manufactured, or
- There were inadequate warnings to physicians and patients, preventing them from making an informed decision as to whether or not to use the device.
A defective medical device could result in worsening the original condition and/or causing a whole new set of medical problems. While one surgery was originally planned, there may need to be multiple surgeries to correct problems caused by the device, increasing the physical and mental pain, physical limitations, increased medical bills and decreased income due to lost work time.
There are applicable statutes of limitation, so don’t delay in contacting The Bloom Firm if you feel you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device. We can talk to you about what happened and your legal options, so you can decide how to best move forward to obtain the compensation you need to put your life back together again.