Columbia Medical Devices Lawyer
We all want better health and a better overall quality of life. Your doctor promised that things would get better after getting a medical device, but it didn’t. Things got worse. Now what?
Unfortunately, medical devices can sometimes become defective, turning that promise from our doctor into a total nightmare. You may suffer an injury and develop chronic pain. In the worst cases scenario, you could even die.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) helps to keep patients like you safe. The agency is
charged with ensuring that medical devices are safe before they can be available on the market and sold to individuals. However, FDA approval does not come with any guarantees. If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device, contact The Stanley Law Group. Our Columbia medical devices lawyer understands the various complexities of medical devices and can help you with your claim.
Common Defective Medical Devices
The most common defective medical devices are:
- Vaginal mesh
- Hip replacements
- Blood clot filters
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- CPAP machines
- Breast implants
- Surgical robots
When medical devices are dangerous, they can cause serious injury or death. These injuries are caused by a defect inherent in the device or by faulty design or distribution. Electrical failures can cause programming glitches that can lead to incorrect dosages and irregular treatment periods. When these defects happen in pacemakers, they can be especially deadly.
The patient might experience additional charges or no electrical stimulation, leading to heart failure and death.
Defective implants can cause more harm than good. If an implant explodes, it can cause serious injuries to a person’s body, including nerve damage and ruptured blood vessels. In the case of prosthetics, a defect can cause injury to the body through cracks or tears in the prosthetic device.
Defective surgical instruments could tear portions of the patient’s body or they may have a coating that poisons the body. Devices that have electrical pieces could malfunction and shock the person’s body or administer incorrect treatment.
For these issues, the patient may be able to file a lawsuit with the manufacturer or hospital. However, it is important to understand that a medical malpractice claim requires damages, or harm to the patient. So even if a device is considered to be defective, the patient would not be able to file a claim if they were not injured.
Contact The Stanley Law Group Today
Patients expect that the medical devices placed in their body will work as intended. When they don’t, they can cause serious harm and even death.
The Stanley Law Group can help you with your claim. If your medical device is defective, this can lead to a claim against the hospital, manufacturer, or other third party. Even if you gave consent and had knowledge about the device, you can still file a lawsuit. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the online form or call a Columbia medical devices lawyer at (803) 799-4700.