Raleigh Defective Medical Devices Lawyer
As modern technology continues to advance, there is growing hope that diseases will soon become curable and physical ailments will be more effectively treated. On the opposite side of the spectrum, however, it must also be recognized that newly developed medical devices are not always safe for consumer use.
In fact, a substantial number of these devices have done more harm than good. If you’ve suffered from a serious complication, please contact one of our Raleigh defective medical devices lawyers today.
Countless victims across the country have been forced to suffer through the negative ramifications of defective breast implants, dangerous contraceptives, and ineffective cardiac devices. As consumers, we are expected to trust in the advice of our doctors, but what happens when they too have been fooled by well-funded medical manufacturers? Well, it seems that the patients are the ones who are forced to suffer the consequences.
What are the Types of Defective Medical Devices?
At the Whitley Law Firm, our Raleigh defective medical device attorneys handle all claims related to dangerous and/or defective medical devices—including those that involve IVC filters; Biomet hip replacements; metal hip replacements; Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices; and dialysis products.
These particular medical devices have caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people across the country, so we encourage you to speak up if you have been injured by any of these products.
The side effects of these devices range from mild pain and discomfort to organ prolapse, perforation, and erosion. In some cases, these complications have even caused irreparable physical damage.
Sources of Defective Medical Devices
One source of problems is defective manufacture. This means that the device was incorrectly assembled or was broken while being made. The blame could be assigned to anyone from the manufacturers to the shippers, or perhaps to the hospital itself. There are many parties along the chain of making and distributing the item that could be at fault.
Devices that have been well-made may still have been poorly designed. It may also take a while for the problems to become apparent, and these issues can be due to design. You can file a claim for such defects as well, and you may even get punitive damages possible if a company tried to cover up the problems.
If there are insufficient warnings accompanying a device, this too can lead to a claim. Perhaps you chose to use a device before you were fully aware of the potential dangers. Perhaps there were insufficient guidelines about how to use the device. Perhaps a medical professional gave a bad recommendation.
Who Could be Held Liable in Defective Medical Device Case?
There are a number of people or groups that could be on the hook for the defect. As mentioned, the manufacturer could be liable. The testing laboratory that cleared the dangerous or faulty device might be to blame. Perhaps the fault lies with the sales rep who offered the device to medical professionals, perhaps suggesting wrong uses for it.
You might file a claim against a doctor who did not give you adequate warnings about the device, or failed to tell you how to use it. The hospital could be to blame for the defect as well. Suppliers, such as pharmacies, can be liable as well. Other parties may be behind a defective product. It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney.
Hiring a Raleigh Defective Medical Devices Lawyer
If you have suffered serious complications after being implanted with a defective medical device, you should not hesitate in contacting legal representation.The Raleigh personal injury attorneys at our firm would like to ensure that you are fairly compensated for the harm that you have suffered. At Whitley Law Frim, all initial consultations are free, so it won’t cost you a cent to find out if our firm can help you.
We have been representing the victims of defective medical devices for a number of years, so you can feel confident in the future of your case.To better serve the residents of North Carolina, we have offices located in Raleigh, Charlotte, Kinston, Jacksonville, New Bern, and Winston-Salem. Give us a call at (704) 461-1621.