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Medical devices are supposed to help patients become healthier, to increase mobility, and repair areas of the body that have been affected by disease or injury. However, some medical devices that are poorly designed actually end up causing more harm than good. In fact, many recipients of defective medical devices suffer needlessly from infection, pain, reduced mobility, and increased risk of additional health problems like heart attack or stroke.
Over the past few decades, the experienced nationwide law firm Chávez Law Group has been working to hold negligent manufacturers accountable for producing defective medical devices. Our team of defective product attorneys knows where to start digging when our clients suspect manufacturing defects, and we have the resources needed to uncover the truth.
Medical Device Recalls
Product recalls can be issued by manufacturers when there is evidence of safety issues. However, some manufacturers of faulty devices ignore the signs and fail to issue a recall in order to avoid the profit losses that come with it. If there is too much heat or controversy around a particular medical device, the government may step in and evaluate the product.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for determining when and if a product should be removed from the shelves due to safety reasons. Unfortunately, if often takes many injury victims to make the FDA issue a product recall.
Types of Defective Devices
Medical devices may become dangerous due to a design flaw, failure to test the device, or ignoring crucial signs of risk during research phases. Some of the devices involved in litigation for causing serious injury include:
- Breast implants
- Birth control patches
- Artificial hips
- Knee replacements
- Heart stents
- Heart valve implants
- Pain pumps
- Insulin pumps
Filing a Defective Medical Device Claim
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective medical device, Chávez Law Group can help you fight for funds to compensate you for the ordeal. Not only does filing a claim help you get the settlement money you need for recovery, it also holds the careless manufacturer publicly accountable for failing to respect safety laws. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a defective medical device, your family may be able to seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses, as well as emotional damages.
The Chávez Law Group knows that everyone deserves justice and protection of the law, regardless of nationality or origin. If your family has been affected by a defective medical device, we’re here to help. Please contact our nationwide attorney team today to set up a free consultation.