If you or a loved one was injured or suffered an illness from a defective medical device or product, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your damages and losses.
The Washington state civil legal system allows innocent victims to recover compensation if they are the victim of medical malpractice or negligence. These laws set strict time limits for filing a claim for injuries or death, and therefore it is extremely important that victims understand their legal rights and how to go about pursuing a claim.
Medical malpractice negligence cases often cost a lot of money to pursue, sometimes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The cost of these claims can be daunting for victims and their families, and in these situations it is often beneficial to consult with an attorney about all possible legal options for recovering compensation.
Common Types of Defective Medical Products
There are a number of defective medical products and instruments that are collectively responsible for a majority of medical malpractice claims in the United States. Among these common defective medical products are:
- Abilify (aripiprazole)
- PhysioMesh (Surgical Mesh)
- Xarelto Blood Thinner Medication
- Mirena Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
- Power Morcellators
- Medtronic Insulin Pumps
- Metal Hip Replacement Products (DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Models)
- Mirena and Other Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
- Johnson & Johnson Products Containing Talcum Powder
- Defective Scopes and Tools, Including Improperly Cleaned/Disinfected Surgical Tools
All of these products are supposed to be reviewed and approved for the marketplace by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but that doesn't always prevent innocent patients from being injured or killed as a result. Sometimes, the FDA approves medical products without a thorough analysis of the risks they present to medical patients.
Manufacturers of medical devices and instruments can sometimes overlook the risks of a particular device because the company's primary goal is to profit from selling the devices. In some instances, medical device manufacturers accept the risk of causing injury or death to patients because they will still make enough profit from product sales.
At the very least, it is important that medical negligence victims understand what their legal rights are and how to go about pursuing a legal claim. Consulting with an attorney at Davis Law Group costs you nothing and may help victims and their families decide the best course of action moving forward.