Switch to ADA Accessible Theme Close Menu
  • $11 Million Wrongful Death
  • $4.5 Million Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $4 Million Lottery Case Dispute
  • $3 Million Commercial Vehicle Accident
  • $1.45 Million Automobile Accident Crash
  • $1.25 Million Semi-Truck Accident Settlement
  • $1 Million Tractor Trailer Accident Case
  • $750k Slip-and-Fall Case
  • $1.87 Million Tractor Trailer Accident Case
  • $1.4 Million Car Accident Settlement
  • $1.315 Million Medical Malpractice
  • $1.05 Million Truck Accident Settlement
  • $1 Million Slip-And-Fall Settlement
  • $1 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement
  • $1.5 Million Car Accident Settlement
  • $1.3 Million Car Accident Settlement
  • $1.025 Million Dump Truck Accident Settlement
  • $1 Million Truck Accident Settlement
  • $850K Truck Accident Recovery
  • $750K Truck Accident Case
Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Myrtle Beach Medical Device Lawyer

Myrtle Beach Medical Device Lawyer

When a medical device fails, the consequences can be devastating. You put your trust in these products to improve your health and quality of life, but a defective device can leave you worse off than before. Injuries, chronic pain, and even loss of life are potential outcomes. While the FDA regulates medical devices to ensure safety, approval doesn’t guarantee a product is risk-free.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a faulty medical device, you deserve justice. The Stanley Law Group’s experienced Myrtle Beach medical device lawyer understands the complex nature of these cases. Let us fight for the compensation you need to move forward.

Common Problems Caused by Defective Medical Devices

Defective medical devices can cause a wide range of problems, from minor injuries to life-threatening complications. Some common issues include:

  • Incorrect dosages/treatment: Electrical or software glitches can lead to devices administering improper medication doses or therapy levels. With implants like pacemakers, this could prevent necessary electrical stimulation and cause heart failure.
  • Implant failures: Ruptured or exploded implants can damage surrounding tissue, nerves, and blood vessels within the body. Cracked or torn prosthetics may also lead to injuries.
  • Surgical instrument malfunctions: Defective surgical tools could tear internal organs or leak hazardous coatings into the body. Electrical devices could deliver shocks or incorrect treatments.
  • Internal injuries: Fragmented pieces breaking off from faulty devices can pierce organs, arteries, and other internal structures, causing severe trauma.
  • Infections: Unsanitary manufacturing conditions allow bacteria to contaminate devices, leading to serious post-operative infections when implanted.

While not every device defect results in harm, the potential consequences can be catastrophic when they do malfunction. Patients may experience worsening conditions, new illnesses, permanent disabilities, and even loss of life. Prompt legal action is often crucial for victims to secure compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Common Defective Medical Devices

These devices, designed to diagnose, treat, or monitor various medical conditions, can malfunction or fail in ways that can have severe consequences. For example,

  • Stents: These small mesh tubes are used to prop open arteries and keep them from becoming blocked. Defective stents may fracture or cause blood clots, leading to potential heart attacks or strokes.
  • Vaginal mesh: Used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, a defective vaginal mesh can erode, causing organ perforations, infections, and chronic pain.
  • Hip replacements: Faulty hip implants can become loose, dislocate, or shed metal debris, causing pain, inflammation, and potential tissue damage.
  • Blood clot filters: These devices are designed to catch blood clots before they reach the lungs. However, defective filters can migrate, fracture, or fail to catch clots effectively.
  • CPAP machines: Used to treat sleep apnea, defective CPAP machines may not deliver the proper air pressure, leading to disrupted sleep and potential health risks.
  • Breast implants: Leaking or ruptured breast implants can cause pain, swelling, and the potential for silicone or saline to spread throughout the body.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by a faulty medical device, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance. Contact The Stanley Law Group today to schedule a consultation with our dedicated Myrtle Beach medical device lawyer.

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn