If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or suffered an illness due to 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 of defective medical devices and products to recover compensation if they are injured or otherwise suffer from a medical complication due to the product's defect(s). 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 so that they can act quickly and get the compensation they deserve.
Product liability and negligence cases can be difficult to pursue on your own, as hiring the proper experts and obtaining the necessary medical and treatment records can be time-consuming. 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. Our medical device liability attorneys offer free legal consultations to patients who have suffered as a result of a defective medical device.
Common Defective Medical Devices & 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)
- Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
- C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh
- Ethicon PhysioMesh Surgical Hernia Mesh
- IVC Filters
- Medtronic Insulin Pumps
- Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Products (DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Models)
- Mirena and Other Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
- Power Morcellators
- Talcum Powder Products
- Xarelto Blood Thinner Medication
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.