National Medical Device Injury Lawyers Pursuing Justice for Clients Around the Country
Americans of every age, race, and gender rely on the advancements of medical science to survive and lead fuller lives. Many of those advancements include medical devices, such as the pacemaker, insulin pump, CPAP, or artificial stent. Whether these medical devices are used only on the operating table or become a part of everyday life for the patient, we rely upon these devices of varying complexity with a kind of blind faith that all will go according to plan. And, usually, they do. Most of the devices developed and implemented for public use work as they should without defects or malfunctions. But when a device is defective, and that defect was missed in the testing process, then it becomes a danger and a liability to everyone who will come to rely upon it.
While these devices are ultimately designed to help people, they are paid for by companies looking to make a profit. And when big money is involved, people tend to cut corners or allow for little mistakes. As a result, the patient is put at risk. The life and the rights of the individual in need become secondary to the profit gained. It’s at this point in which attorneys experienced in medical device litigation can help. Medical device companies have a duty to disclose side effects and defects. Greg Jones Law has experience defending against the makers of defective medical devices and would like to hear your claim. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.
What Are Types of Medical Device Defects?
Millions of patients across the country put their trust into medical devices to help them enjoy better, safer lives. Hundreds of new such devices hit the market every year in a rush to meet demand. And with that rush, mistakes have been made, and defects have been overlooked.
Some of the many medical devices that have had legal claims brought against them, with some being since recalled, include:
- Allergan breast implants
- Bair Hugger Warming Blankets
- Blood pressure cuffs
- CPAP machines
- Defective DePuy hip replacements
- Guidant Corp. pacemaker and defibrillator
- Hernia mesh
- Implantable contraceptives
- Intrauterine devices
- IVC filter
- Medtronic insulin pumps
- Sorin T3 Heater CoolerSunrise Medical Quickie Power Wheelchairs
- Stryker hip implants
- Stryker Neptune Waste Management System
- Surgical robots that help medical professionals reach difficult areas during medical procedures.
- Surgical staplers that help the doctor close wounds after surgery
- Talcum powder
- Transvaginal mesh used in surgery
- Zimmer hip implants
- And several types of hand sanitizer
Some medical devices do not cause harm but rather will result in harm by false diagnosis by working improperly. Defective MRI machines, pacemakers, and other devices that fail to detect when something is wrong can be dangerous in their own right.
What Are Your Rights as a Victim?
As a patient, you deserve informed consent of what your device is capable of and what the risks may be. When risks are not properly disclosed, or a device is defective, the manufacturing company, the supplier, the hospital, or the medical professional in control of the device may be held accountable for injuries the patient incurs.
You have the right to know what sort of devices are being put into your body and that they have passed the necessary tests to approve them for the public. You have the right to seek compensation. You have the right to a certain standard of care.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Hospitals, insurance companies, and medical device corporations are wealthy and powerful organizations with legal teams whose express mission is to keep their clients out of court and their bank accounts untouched. You need an aggressive law firm on your side that is experienced at defending injured patients from companies that, sometimes knowingly, put them at risk of harm.
Establishing that fault and liability rests with the powerful is no easy task. It can be difficult to prove such a claim. And it is made even more difficult if you are sick or injured by the device you are trying to go to court over. At Greg Jones Law, we offer a free case evaluation for your claim. Together, we could put together a case that helps you get the compensation you deserve.
Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Defective Medical Device Claim?
At Greg Jones Law, one of our top practice areas is defending injured clients from the makers of defective medical devices. We have successfully fought cases on behalf of our clients in the past and have the experience to know how to go about a case such as this.
If you or a loved one have been harmed in the use of a medical device that was improperly used or was otherwise defective, please schedule a consultation with our law firm today. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we cannot recover compensation on your behalf, you don’t owe us a dime for legal fees. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.