Medical devices are implanted into a patient’s body to remedy a variety of medical issues. Examples include IUDs, knee implants, and the Lap-Band. Medical device manufacturers are responsible for ensuring these devices are safe. Because these devices are placed inside a human body, if they fail to function properly or safely, they can cause life-threatening problems.
When a defective medical device harms a patient, Raizner Slania can help the patient and their family determine if the manufacturer is responsible for providing compensation. Raizner Slania is experienced in the legal issues and roadblocks related to personal injury litigation and insurance claims. This comprehensive knowledge and experience will give your family the peace of mind it needs in this difficult time.
It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure the devices placed in your body are safe and effective. Patients that are harmed by the negligence of these companies in failing to provide a safe product may be entitled to compensation for increased medical costs, pain and suffering, and any other costs incurred as a result.
If a defective medical device injures someone, they may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor, depending on the type of defect. A design defect is a flaw in the original blueprint of a product, which causes it to be unreasonably dangerous, and creates a hazard for potential users. This type of defect will typically be found in all of the manufactured products. A defective product lawsuit can also be brought for a manufacturer’s failure to warn of potential risks. Any party in the chain of distribution can be liable if warnings or instructions could have prevented injury from foreseeable risks or if the warnings themselves, when followed properly, caused the injury.
Contact an Experienced Medical Device Injury Lawyer
If a defective medical device has injured you or a loved one, the lawyers at Raizner Slania are prepared to help. Contact us today to have your case reviewed by an experienced and understanding medical device lawyer.