Deerfield Beach Defective Medical Device Lawyer
Defective Medical Device Attorney Serving Clients in Deerfield Beach, Florida
There are many different types of consumer products that can have flaws and defects. Medical product defects are one type of consumer product defect that can lead to significant consumer injury and product recalls. While not all product defects pose a serious risk of harm to consumers, it is important to understand that many medical product defects do present a significant risk of injury to many patients.
If you recently suffered a serious injury due to a defective medical device, you should learn more about filing a claim for financial compensation by discussing your situation with a Deerfield Beach defective medical device lawyer.
What is a Defective Medical Device?
What is a medical device? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a medical device is a broad term to refer to many different types of devices that “range from simple tongue depressors and bedpans to complex programmable pacemakers with micro-chip technology and laser surgical devices.”
More precisely, the FDA clarifies that a medical device is “an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory” that is designed to be used in diagnosing, treating, or preventing certain diseases or medical conditions. Medical devices are distinct from drugs in that they do not achieve their intended purpose through chemical reactions (as prescription medications do).
Understanding Different Types of Medical Device Defects in Deerfield Beach
There are three different types of medical device defects:
- Design defect: there is something wrong with the design of the device;
- Manufacturing defect: a flaw occurred in the manufacture of a medical device, but there is nothing wrong with its design; or
- Marketing defect: there is no defect in the device’s design or during its manufacture, but consumers were not properly warned about the risks of using the medical device.
Examples of Defective Medical Devices Affecting Deerfield Beach Consumers
In recent years, patients have filed claims to seek compensation for injuries caused by many different types of defective medical devices. Examples of defective medical product claims include but are not limited to:
- Knee replacement defects, such as Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex;
- Hip implants and hip replacement defects, such as Stryker and DePuy products;
- Contraceptive devices, such as the Mirena IUD or the Essure contraceptive device;
- Transvaginal mesh products;
- IVC filters;
- Defective heart devices, such as valves, pacemakers, and stents; and
- Defective defibrillators.
At Leifer & Ramirez, we regularly assist clients with a wide range of defective medical device claims, and we can speak with you about your claim today.
Learn More from a Deerfield Beach Defective Medical Device Lawyer
When patients receive medical devices or medical implants, they should be able to anticipate that those devices are safe for consumer use. It can be devastating to suffer serious injuries as a result of obtaining a particular medical device, especially when that defective device means that the patient will require additional costly surgeries and follow-up medical treatments. When patients in Florida sustain injuries from defective medical devices, they often experience severe pain and suffering, and their injuries are physically debilitating.
To learn more about filing a claim for compensation, you should speak with a Deerfield Beach defective medical device attorney about your case.Contact Leifer & Ramirez to speak with an experienced advocate about filing a product liability lawsuit.