Medical device makers may deliberately hide harmful side effects from defective medical products. While medical device manufacturers profit, many patients, and their families suffer in silence. However, there is hope and help. Thousands of patients across the country have filed lawsuits due to defective medical devices, and their cases are being heard and settled.
Types of Defective Medical Products
Defective medical products occur due primarily to two reasons. The first occurs when pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers fail to warn the public of known harmful side effects. The second can happen when companies choose to rush their products to market before they have thoroughly evaluated the safety of the product. As a result of lack of testing, these products often malfunction after surgical implantation in patients, leading to toxic effects.
Defective medical products can cause patients to develop debilitating pain, infection, chronic diseases or experience life-threatening conditions that can lead to death. In addition to accumulating doctors’ bills, prescription fees and lost wages, patients and their family endure the cost it takes on their personal lives. Many of these devices are installed surgically, a second surgery is often required to remove or replace them.
A Defective Medical Product Lawsuit
Lawsuits involving faulty medical device equipment can hold a few different parties liable for your losses, including the medical device manufacturer, pharmacy, medical device supplier, or, the surgeon who implanted the device.
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Experienced Defective Medical Product Attorney
If you feel you or a loved one are victims to a defective medical device, compensation may be available. Attorneys at The Dysart Law Firm P.C. are dedicated to getting you the best results possible.