Defective Medical Devices

Medical devices such as artificial joints or implanted rods and screws are life-improving if installed and manufactured correctly. Sometimes, though, manufacturers cut corners on testing or fail to disclose all information about complications, so a medical device that is intended to help can become a source of pain and suffering.

If you’ve been the victim of faulty or defective medical devices, it’s crucial that you have experienced representation on your side. You’ll need an attorney who understands how a medical device recall works and who will fight for the compensation you deserve. At McIntyre Law, we have an experienced team of legal professionals ready to help you get the funds you need from injuries sustained due to faulty or defective medical devices. Contact McIntyre Law today for a free consultation.

What Causes a Medical Device Recall?

Medical device companies have a duty to ensure that products are fully tested and safe for surgical use. They also must fully disclose all risks associated with the use of their products. A patient can’t make an informed decision about surgical options without full and complete disclosure about any medical devices. What if the manufacturer doesn’t have all of the information, either? Sometimes, a medical device recall happens because the company rushed the product to market, rather than fully researching it to make sure it’s safe. Of course, the manufacturers want to maximize their profits, but sometimes that comes at a cost to your health.

When a medical device recall occurs, patients may have to undergo additional interventions or surgeries that would not have been necessary had the company properly tested its product. Anytime profit is placed before patients, people tend to get hurt. Failure to adequately test or fully disclose the effectiveness of a medical product deprives patients of the right to make an informed decision. The defective medical device attorneys at McIntyre Law are here to help our clients fight for those rights.

What are Some Examples of Defective Medical Devices and Recalls?

Over the years, we have represented clients in a broad spectrum of actions against medical device manufacturers. Some of the recent medical devices recalled are pacemakers. There have been Guidant recalls, Medtronic recalls, defibrillator recalls and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. We have also had actions against DePuy, Zimmer, Wright,and Stryker for faulty hip replacement devices that broke and caused severe injury to our clients.

What to do Following a Defective Medical Device Recall

If you think your device has been recalled, contact your doctor or the hospital where you received the device. Once you have information from your medial professionals, contact McIntyre Law to learn more about your options.

We strive to provide the best legal representation to victims of defective medical devices while adhering to a strict code of ethics. We pledge to keep our clients’ best interests in mind as we strive to ensure the legal process is as painless as possible for the injured and their family. At McIntyre Law you will get the full attention of our attorneys and have full access to our lawyers at any time. Contact us today for a consultation about your case.

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