New medical devices enter the marketplace every day at an accelerating rate, encompassing a broad range of equipment from complicated machinery only used by trained professionals, to less intense mechanisms such as blood testing machines. Regardless, there are two things you should always count on:
As healthcare companies develop these medical devices, we develop a false notion that these products are safe and will be helpful. However, sometimes the reverse happens and people are harmed as a result of using these products. This typically happens when there is a rush to enter the market and maximize the profit potential. This can end up resulting in improper or insufficient testing.
In other situations, the problems associated with medical devices are the result of:
When medical devices fail to produce their intended results, or if they cause you grievous bodily harm, you may be able to file a claim against them. In cases resulting in wrongful death, time is of the essence. If you were hurt by a defective medical product, you should contact the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Phillips Law Offices since you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you suffered.
When a patient agrees to use a medical device, he or she expects the device to provide a benefit and not to inflict harm. Therefore, medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their devices are safe. Additional requirements include engineering medical device products according to specific standards related to proper design, assembly, and inspection. Medical professionals and consumers should be aware of any information regarding safety before using medical equipment. The physician and patient must also have knowledge of any side effects or risks associated with a product.
Unfortunately, many manufacturers do not always fulfill that responsibility. That is why it is important to have an experienced Chicago products liability lawyer at your side.
We believe that the manufacturers, distributors and sellers of defective medical devices should be held accountable when their products hurt consumers. If you or someone you love in Chicago has been injured by a dangerous or defective medical device such as defibrillators, trans vaginal mesh, or knee or a hip implant, you should contact an attorney right away. The lawyers at Phillips Law Offices offer quality and comprehensive legal services to the injured and their families throughout Illinois. Call (312) 346-4262 or contact us online today for a free consultation with a Chicago defective medical device lawyer about your case.