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From pacemakers to insulin pumps, medical devices have changed the way certain health conditions are treated. Unfortunately, when these devices are defective, severe injury or death may occur.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective medical device, our legal team wants to help you maximize your compensation. We are known for our dedicated advocacy, client accessibility, and results-oriented approach to legal representation. Furthermore, we work on a contingency-fee basis, so you will not be billed anything if we don’t win your case.
Get in touch with a Baltimore defective medical device lawyer, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
Medical Devices That Commonly Have Defects
Any type of medical device can be defective. A few of the medical devices that commonly have defects include:
- Heart valve implants
- Blood clot filters
- Hip implants
- Insulin pumps
- Transvaginal mesh
- Hernia mesh
- Sleep apnea machines
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- Breast implants
This is not a complete list. If any medical device does not work as intended and causes complications due to a defect, the device manufacturer or another party can be held accountable for any resulting injuries.
The Types of Defects in Medical Devices
There are a few different kinds of defects medical devices can have, and each kind can cause patient/consumer injuries. The different kinds of defects are:
- Design defects: When products have design flaws that prevent them from functioning properly and safely
- Manufacturing defects: When products are designed properly but there are issues with their production
- Marketing defects: When products are designed and manufactured properly but the instructions for their use or any risks of use aren’t presented properly or at all in the products’ labeling materials
If you believe a medical product you use or have used has any of those defects, you may have a defective medical device case. You should contact a defective medical device attorney from our firm.
Benefits of Filing a Defective Medical Device Claim or Lawsuit
The most well-known benefit of filing a defective medical device claim or lawsuit is that an injured person can recover compensation for the damages they have incurred, such as:
- Hospital bills and other medical bills
- Disability accommodations
- Lost earnings, both past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Additionally, compensation can help those injured afford the medical care they need without falling behind on their monthly bills.
There is another major benefit of filing suit or filing a claim: It is the most effective way to hold a negligent product manufacturer or another responsible party accountable for putting a defective medical device on the market. Depending on the details of the situation, litigation may result in the removal of the defective device from the market. At the very least, it may prevent other people from being harmed by the same device.
Liability in Defective Medical Device Cases
The designers, manufacturers, and marketers of medical devices are all responsible for ensuring their products are safe to use. If there’s any risk or potential risk of a product harming consumers, they must be alerted of the risk. If a company doesn’t alert consumers of a risk or potential risk, this could be considered negligent, and the company may be held liable for any injuries and other damages consumers suffer.
In your case, a company may be liable for your damages, but you may have trouble proving this by yourself since proving a company’s negligence and liability can be complicated. Additionally, defective medical device cases can be very technical. For both reasons, you should consider hiring one of our firm’s defective medical device attorneys for assistance.
There’s another great reason to hire an attorney from our firm. If you hire one, your attorney will help protect you from any accusations of fault on your part. For instance, the company may argue you didn’t use the device properly. If you can’t protect yourself from such an accusation, the company may not be held liable or as liable for your damages.
Additional Services Our Attorneys Offer
When you hire one of our attorneys for your defective medical device case, your attorney will take over your case for you. Your lawyer will handle everything regarding your case, including:
- Investigating the incident and finding evidence for your case
- Corroborating evidence with any relevant witness or expert statements
- Communicating and negotiating on your behalf with the other party’s insurer
- Fighting for you in court if negotiations fail
- Filing your claim or lawsuit for you
Additionally, your attorney will help you meet any deadlines that apply to your case, such as a filing deadline for a lawsuit. By hiring your attorney soon, you’ll give them the best chance of meeting any deadlines.
Call for a Free Consultation
At Brown & Barron, our trial lawyers share more than 137 years of legal experience. We are highly skilled in investigating and proving cases that involve defective medical devices. Our tenacious representation has resulted in millions of dollars being recovered for injured clients. When you become one of our clients, you can expect compassionate legal services specifically tailored to your case.
To have a free consultation with a member of our team, call our firm today. In your consultation, we’ll provide a case review and advise you on how to proceed with your case.
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