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Defective Medical Devices

Throughout the last hundred years, advances in medical technology have been used to treat diseases, injuries, disabilities, and save countless lives. However, when a medical device is defective it can do just the opposite and cause severe harm and even be fatal for patients. Recently, a number of these devices have run into medical and legal problems, including:

For access to the FDA’s database of defective medical device recalls, click here.

Defective Medical Device Lawyers

If you or someone you love have been injured or suffered any adverse complications as a result of using a defective medical device, please contact the experienced defective medical device lawyers at Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys for immediate assistance. You may be entitled to a significant financial settlement for damages and losses. Our skilled attorneys can fight aggressively to ensure maximum compensation for you. We can handle all of your insurance issues and legal business so you can focus on your health and recovery. Call us today at (843) 357-8000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Defective Medical Device?

It can be difficult to identify the liable party or parties in a defective medical device case. In doing so, you must be able to determine the cause of the defect. A medical device can become defected in one of the following ways:

  • Defective Manufacturing – The defect can occur at any point between the factory of origin and the place you acquire the device.
  • Defective Design – The defect may not occur until after continual or repeated use of the device.
  • Dishonest Marketing – This includes failing to provide adequate or accurate warnings about the potential dangers of a device; failing to provide adequate instructions regarding safe usage; giving bad advice to physicians, hospitals, or other medical providers who distribute the device; and misleading consumers and sellers.

Depending on the facts of your case, one or more of the following parties may be liable and held legally responsible for compensating your expenses, damages, and losses:

  • Doctor
  • Manufacturer
  • Retail Supplier
  • Hospital or Clinic
  • Sales Representative
  • Independent testing laboratory

It is in your best interest to discuss your case and legal options with the qualified, professional, personal injury lawyers at Joe and Martin to help identify the causes and liable parties involved in your defective medical device lawsuit.

How Long Do I Have to File My Defective Medical Product Lawsuit?

Every state sets certain time limits, known as the statute of limitations, on bringing product defect claims. In South Carolina, claimants in these cases typically get three years from the date of injury to file their lawsuit. This is why it is always best to contact Joe and Martin immediately upon discovery of health concerns regarding any possibly defective medical devices. Failure to do so in a timely manner may result in loss of any possible financial compensation, leaving you solely responsible for all expenses and damages.

Why Take Legal Action?

When negligent manufacturers release a defective and dangerous product to the public, the resulting injuries and deaths can be numerous and reprehensible. Taking legal action sooner rather than later helps to shine a light not only on the manufacturer, but also on public safety. If we don’t hold these irresponsible companies accountable for putting the public in danger, it leads to other companies following the path of negligence for the sake of profit.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective medical device, it is beneficial for not only you and your family, but also everyone else, to take legal action against the liable parties. Contact Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys now by calling (843) 357-8000, or by filling out our online form, and together we can bring these companies to justice.