Baltimore Injury Attorneys Help You Navigate the Complexities of Medical Device Claims
What happens when the medical product you count on fails?
Advances in medicine and technology help people live longer healthier lives. But when one of these products is faulty, it can put your health in jeopardy, or even put your life in outright danger. Whether it’s a pacemaker to prevent cardiac arrest or a stent to prevent an artery blockage, if you rely on a medical device for your well being, any issue can have serious ramifications. If you’re suffering as the result of a medical device problem, the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, will fight to help get you the compensation you deserve.
Common problems with medical devices
Stents, artificial joints, pacemakers, and contraceptive implants are all popular medical devices that can be surgically implanted for different health benefits. There are a number of reasons, however, that one of these devices might not work as promised, or even be harmful to you.
- Faulty design. Sometimes a medical device may seem to work, but there is an inherent flaw in its design that can cause an unforeseen failure
- Manufacturing defect. If there was a problem with the manufacturing process that wasn’t caught by quality control, the device you had implanted may not be providing the health benefits or protection you need
- Misleading marketing. A manufacturer may claim that a medical device can do something it cannot, or has better results than were proven in testing, in order to increase sales
- Improper application. If a medical device was implanted improperly or ineffectively, fault may lie with the manufacturer’s documentation or with the medical practitioner who performed the surgery
Regardless of the cause, an injury caused by a medical device or its flaws is the responsibility of the manufacturer. An attorney with experience in medical claims can help you determine the cause and extent of the damage.
What is a medical device recall?
A recall may be issued when the FDA finds a device is in violation of safety or operating law. Recalls are announced when a device is defective, a health risk, or both. In some cases, a device recall does not mean that a device needs to be removed or returned, but simply that it needs to be checked or adjusted.
If it is determined that the device is indeed faulty, and that the device has caused you harm, the manufacturer can be held responsible for your injuries. While the case of a recall may seem open-and-shut, it is important to work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to ensure that you get the maximum compensation you’re entitled to, rather than settling for what the manufacturer may offer. In addition, you may want to investigate whether the healthcare provider who initially prescribed the faulty device was negligent in his or her recommendation.
If you have been injured by a medical device, talk to one of our experienced Baltimore injury lawyers
If your health has been damaged due to faulty medical device, the lawyers at Mallon & McCool, LLC, are ready to put more than 60 years of combined experience at your disposal. We provide free legal consultations. Call our Baltimore office at (410)-727-7887, contact us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We are proud to serve Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County and all surrounding areas.