Defective Medical Device Lawsuits

Lawyers Investigating Dangerous and Defective Medical Device Lawsuits

The Institute of Medicine released a report stating that more than one million people are seriously injured every year by defective medical devices in the nation. Just in 2002, the Food and Drug Administration said they heard more than 11,000 reports of hazardous circumstances surrounding medical devices.

Defective Medical Device Lawsuits

The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. is currently investigating and evaluating several medical device lawsuits including:

Other common medical devices lawsuits involve, but are not limited to:

  • Stethoscopes
  • Wheelchairs
  • Thermometers
  • Stents
  • Dialysis machines
  • Pacemakers
  • Surgical instruments
  • Heart defibrillators
  • Home pregnancy tests
  • Power Morcellator Devices
  • Duodenoscope

Issues with Defective Medical Devices

When defective medical devices become available to the public, problems associated with them can generally be described in one of three ways:

  • Device Issues — defects from the fabrication process, mechanical or electrical malfunctions, or faulty material used to manufacture the device. Producers of that defective device or the corporation who lends its name to the device could potentially be held liable for any injuries suffered by individuals if they can prove that the damage is directly attributable to the faultiness of the instrument.
  • Usage Difficulties– This can be caused from design irregularities, incorrect labeling, poor or confusing instructions, or inadequate packaging. Usage problems can also be the result of lack of experience and knowledge that the person helping you with treatment has with the product.
  • Clinical Errors — This is the hardest scenario to prove since a patient’s preexisting medical disorder (e.g., allergy) might trigger the device to do more harm than it does to benefit that individual.

Have Your Defective Medical Device Case Evaluated

If you or a family member has been injured from a medical device used during the course of treatment, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today.  803.252.4800.  We offer free case reviews for all our clients to make sure you are on the right track.  Often times these injuries are preventable.  Find out today if you are entitled to compensation.


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