Did a dangerous medical device compromise your health?

When you have a medical device implanted, it is with the expectation that it will improve your health. When these devices are defective or dangerous, however, it can have detrimental consequences for your health and long-term well-being. If you suffered due to a defective medical device, it is critical to take steps to protect your rights and interests.

In many cases, the implantation of a medical device that was determined to be defective can make an existing medical condition significantly worse. As frustrating and overwhelming as this situation is for you and your family, you do not have to face it alone. With the help of a New York attorney, you may be able to secure compensation for your pain and suffering.

Health care devices that may have caused you harm

Adequate testing regarding the safety and effectiveness of medical devices is critical. However, manufacturers or health care professionals may promote and market these products without fully understanding the potential long-term effects of the device. While there are hundreds of medical devices recalled over the years, some of the most recent recalls involve the following products:

  • Transvaginal mesh: This may cause complications such as bleeding, scarring, organ perforation and more.
  • Knee replacement parts: There are recalls over the failure and loosening of knee replacement parts produced by the Zimmer brand.
  • Inferior vena cava filters: In some patients, these devices have failed, causing fatal damage to a person's heart and lungs.
  • Metal-on-metal hip replacement parts: Metallic poisoning due to wear and tear can cause serious problems for a patient. DePuy, Zimmer, Stryker and Wright brands all have produced problematic hip replacement systems.
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators: Problems with these devices can bring fatal consequences.

If you or a loved one suffered harm due to a defective or dangerous medical product, you have the right to hold liable parties accountable for undue pain, suffering and medical expenses.

Your right to a full and fair recovery

Suffering due to the negligence of medical device manufacturers is overwhelming and frustrating, and you may feel that there is no way that you could effectively navigate the appropriate steps to secure the compensation to which you have a rightful claim. You do not have to face it alone. You can work with an experienced lawyer who will advocate for you and uphold your rights as you focus on recovery and improvement.

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