Indianapolis Defective Medical Device Attorney
When you go in for needed doctor visits, hospitalizations, and surgeries, you are often at the mercy of the medical professionals who are at an extreme informational advantage over you with regard to your healthcare. This is especially true with regard to the medical devices that are used in treating your health, whether in the doctor’s office or the surgery room, or applied topically or even into your body as with a surgical implant. Most of these medical devices work to improve our lives, but a defective medical device can have long-term negative effects on your health, and can be even catastrophic, resulting in death or permanent disability.
If you have been injured by a defective medical device, you may require life-long medical care to reverse the effects, and can suffer prolonged pain and suffering and loss of income through inability to work. The medical device companies have teams of lawyers working to fight plaintiff claims, so you will want a dedicated defective medical device lawyer who has the experience and know-how to go up against the medical device manufacturers and get you the compensation you are owed. At Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP, our attorneys work hard to represent the interests of victims and their families in bringing and winning defective medical device claims.
Common Defective Medical Device Claims
There are three common type of defective medical device claims: 1) failure to warn claims, 2) manufacturing defects, and 3) design defects. With a failure to warn claim, the medical device manufacturer failed to include proper instructions on use of the device or warnings of the risks, i.e. whether using a particular device might cause skin rashes. In a manufacturing defect claim, the plaintiff is alleging that something went wrong in the physical production of the device itself. For example, the specific device may have been made with overly sharp edges that cut the patient, or a required safeguard was left off. With a design defect claim, the manufacturer improperly designed the defect from the start, and this faulty design caused injury to victims, such as where a necessary safeguard was never incorporated into the final design of the device.
Here are a few examples of defective medical device claims in the past few years:
- Transvaginal mesh (resulting in pelvic and abdominal injuries)
- Faulty hip replacements and implants
- Defective morcellators (surgical tool used in hysterectomies and myomectomies)
- Defective heart stents
- Defective insulin pumps
Defects can show up in any type of medical product, and you should not depend on your medical caregivers to necessarily provide you with all or even any relevant information regarding a defective medical product you might have encountered, as doing so might go against their legal interests. Speak with a defective medical device attorney who can determine whether you have a defective medical device claim.
Call Today to Discuss Your Indiana Defective Medical Device Claim
You may see daytime television ads talking about medical device class actions and asking you to a call a 1-800 number, usually to an anonymous class action office thousands of miles away. While a class action can be an effective strategy to obtain compensation, you owe it to yourself to make personal contact with an Indiana lawyer who will work to represent your individual interests and get to know the particulars of your case.
At Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case, and no fee is charged unless we recover compensation for you. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a defective product, contact the Indianapolis defective medical device attorneys at Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP at 317-631-5151.