Defective Medical Device Lawyers File Lawsuits for Injured Victims
The personal injury lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt help clients who have suffered injuries because of defective medical devices. Unfortunately, we see these types of cases every day. Despite the best intentions, many manufacturers create medical devices that don’t do what they promise. In fact, they can cause injuries that are worse than whatever condition they hoped to fix.
Medical Device Dangers
Anytime you undergo surgery; there are risks. Introducing a foreign object into your body, even one that is supposed to help you brings with it additional dangers. As with any equipment, surgical implants and medical devices are prone to wear and tear, and their changing environments and their performance can be unpredictable. For example, there are some devices intended for temporary use as they may break down more quickly than others.
Some of the dangers associated with medical devices include:
- Migrating of the device
- Breaking or splintering
- Piercing organs or tissues
- Blocking or clogging blood vessels
- Causing infection
- Allergic reaction
Medical Devices that Can Cause Serious Injury
Medical devices that can lead to serious injuries include:
- Hernia mesh implants
- Blood clot filters
- Bladder Mesh
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Artificial knees
- Artificial hips
- Ear tubes
- Breast implants
- Cardiac defibrillators
- Screws, pins, plates, rods
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a medical device or implant, you may be entitled to file a claim against the manufacturer. Farris, Riley & Pitt can help you navigate a personal injury claim and recover damages that fairly reflect the nature of your injuries.
Injuries Caused by Medical Devices
Any one of the above events can cause injuries. It does not take much for a defective medical device to cause real harm to someone. Reports of dangerous device injuries include:
- Internal Bleeding
- Severe Pain
- Organ Failure
- Intestinal Blockage
- Heart Attack
- Remedial Surgery(ies)
- Emotional Distress
When someone suffers an injury because of a medical device, the manufacturer may be held liable for the damages the device causes. Typically, the manufacturer will be liable if the victim can show that it failed to warn doctors and patients of the dangers associated with the device.
For example, if the manufacturer of a small filter implant did not tell anyone that it must be removed and replaced after one year, the company may be held liable when, after a year, the filter broke and lodged in the patient’s heart, causing death.
Alternatively, a manufacturer may also be liable for designing a defective device. A design defect would occur when there is a flaw in the way the device was designed. For example, a breast implant made of a material that easily disintegrates causing leakage and the need for replacements may be a design defect. There may be a better, safer material.
Many medical devices simply don’t work as promised and can cause more harm than good.
Consider the person who receives a hip transplant only to be plagued by pain and discomfort for years before learning the implant itself was defective. That patient has to suffer through yet another surgery and the uncertainty of recovery.
Or the woman who has surgical mesh implanted to help with bladder problems only to suffer from repeated infections, pain, and bleeding. She may need complicated surgery to remove the implant leaving her in a worse situation than before.
Farris, Riley & Pitt have the personal injury attorneys you want on your side when fighting a medical device manufacturer. Our lawyers are tenacious and experienced and aggressively fight for the rights of our clients who experience pain and suffering because of dangerous medical devices and surgical implants. We feel that our job is to reach the outcome you want for your specific case; whether it is a fair and just settlement amount or whatever award results from a civil trial in court.
Our personal injury experience is extensive as is our desire to serve our clients. We know that every case is unique and strive to treat everyone who comes through our door as an individual with his or her own important needs.
If you or someone you love was injured by a dangerous medical device, please contact Farris, Riley & Pitt, personal injury attorneys. You can reach someone can in our office 24/7 by calling 1-888-580-5176. Time may be of the essence; there is a time limit to file claims, so don’t wait. Call today for a free evaluation of your dangerous medical device case.