This type of claim almost exclusively involves implants of insertions of medical devices. In a small percentage of cases, the device malfunctions – much to the chagrin of the patient. This practice area, combined with Defective Drug and Medication claims, make up the majority of the cases at Washington’s Law Firm.
Common Causes of Defective Medical Device Claims
Defective Hip or Knee Implants – Many of these implants are metal-on-metal implants. Some of these medical devices fail altogether or fracture, releasing metal into the blood stream at unsafe levels.
Pacemakers- These medical devices also occasionally fail altogether, or malfunction and fail to keep a regular heart rhythm.
Pump devices, such as pain pumps or insulin pumps – Even slight malfunctions of these devices can lead to the patient enduring devastating pain and suffering.
Heart Valve Implants – When a heart valve leaks, it requires surgery to correct. If a heart valve breaks altogether, the risk of death to the patient is unacceptably high.
Improperly made or non-sterilized medical devices – Infection is a huge risk when implanting any medical device. If a medical device has to be removed, and a replacement re-installed: the affect on the patient’s life is earth-shattering. These are among the more common types of Medical Device Claims witnessed by the Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, and Bremerton Defective Medical Device lawyers at Washington’s Law Firm.
Gynecological devices – Non-sterilized medical devices present a giant risk of infection, pain, miscarriages, or even infertility. Some of these medical devices migrate within the body and become completely irretrievable. This type of Medical Device claim is the most common seen by the Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, and Bremerton Defective Medical Device attorneys at Washington’s Law Firm.
What Can Be Recovered in a Defective Medical Device Claim
The Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Bremerton defective medical device attorneys will begin working on your case immediately to determine what, if any, recovery our client is entitled to. Recovery can include benefits such as:
- Past Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
When a Defective Medical Device Claim Should Be Filed
There is a limit to the amount of time a victim of a defective medical device can wait to file a lawsuit. Time is of the essence. Don’t let the clock run out – call the Seattle, Everett, Tacoma and Bremerton Defective Medical Device attorneys at Washington’s Law Firm today. The case review is free and no obligation – if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
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