Faulty Medical Device Causes Injury
The term ‘medical device’ applies to countless types of medical equipment that individuals use during a treatment process. There are incidents in which patients experience injury from medical devices which constitutes a product liability claim.
What is a medical device?
A medical device is anything that is used by an individual to help throughout the treatment process. These devices are utilized for those suffering from a disease, illness, injury of some kind, or a disability. There have been various medical devices in the news as of late as they have caused injury to those who have used the device or had it implanted. Some of these examples include:
- Faulty hip implants
- Transvaginal mesh products
- Arterial stents
Medical Device Product Liability Claim
When a product liability claim is filed, it must result from one of three different causes:
- Manufacture defects – the medical device is defective as a result of the manufacture process
- Design defects – the design of the medical device caused it to become defective (can occur even when the device is manufactured properly)
- Improper marketing – the marketing and promotional materials of the medical device was incorrect or misinforming
If you have suffered an injury due to a defective medical device, a personal injury lawyer will be able to determine which type of defect the medical device had. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is also critical to help you to prove that the medical device was the cause of the injury.
Product Liability Claim
There may be multiple defendants that can be named in your product liability claim depending on the defect of the medical device. A personal injury lawyer would include all those entities responsible for the defect. Examples of possible defendants in a medical device product liability claim include:
- Medical device manufacturer
- Medical laboratory
- Medical sales representative
- Hospital/Treatment Facility
- Medical device supplier
Product Liability Lawyer: Toledo, Ohio
If you or your loved one has suffered injury due to a defective medical device, it is very important to contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in product liability claims. The lawyers at Contrada & Associates have helped numerous victims of defective products. To learn what your options are and the legal steps that you should take, call 419.841.4400. You will be able to speak with a personal injury lawyer one-on-one and receive the legal guidance that you need.