In many cases, defective medical devices cause injury to patients following a medical procedure or surgery. Unfortunately, in some of these cases, the victim died due to the dangerous or defective medical device. In other cases, a prescription drug is manufactured defectively, also causing injury or death. Although prescription drugs and medical devices are monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, faulty surgical instruments, defective pacemakers and other medical devices can cause serious harm.
Defective Medical Devices
Some of the types of defective medical devices that result in injury or death to patients include the following:
- Metal hip replacements
- DePuy hip implants
- Guidant defibrillators (pacemakers)
- IVC blood clot filters
- Transvaginal mesh
- Drug-coated stents
- Da Vinci surgical robot malfunction or error
- Cobalt toxicity (from metal hip replacements)
These are just a few of the types of defective medical devices that could cause catastrophic injury or death to a patient.
More than 70 percent of Americans take some form of prescription medication. Prescription medications can also be manufactured incorrectly or somehow tainted during the manufacturing process. If the drug leaves the manufacturing facility in a way that is not exactly the way the prescription label describes or proclaims, a victim may have the right to file a claim against a manufacturer for any resulting injuries or losses. Defective drugs can occur when the medication is formulated, process, botted or boxed. If you suffered any kind of injury related to a defective medication, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your losses.
Types of Product Liability Claims
There are three types of product liability claims a victim can make against a defective medical device or defective drug. All of these claims fall under product liability law.
- Design defect
- Manufacturing defect
- Advertising or marketing defect
Contact an Experienced Product Liability Lawyer Today
There are few practicing medical malpractice lawyers who are also medical doctors. Ken Sigelman, J.D., M.D., is a doctor who is licensed to practice law in California and Florida, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. For more than 20 years, Dr. Sigelman, an award-winning trial lawyer, has had an exceptional record of verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards. If you suffered any injuries as a result of medical negligence, contact our experienced and compassionate attorneys at 866-971-8956 or online today for a free consultation.