When you go into a healthcare facility to undergo treatment or rehabilitation, the last thing you expect is to be injured by a medical device. In fact, the FDA reports that they receive “several hundred thousand medical device reports of suspected device-associated deaths, serious injuries and malfunctions” every year. The reasons for these injuries are complex and range from poor design and manufacture to user device injuries – and the most frightening aspect is that the FDA itself clears many of these devices for marketing. This means that you, the patient, are the ultimate test for the product’s safety and effectiveness – a risk that personal injury attorney’s believe is unacceptable.
Pursuing these cases, however, is very complex as it involves determining the negligent parties – who may include the designer, manufacturer or even the medical team who implanted the device – and acting against their well-prepared, well-funded and legal teams. For this reason, it is very important that you have your case evaluated, analyzed and pursued by a lawyer who understands these complexities and has a proven track record in medical malpractice and medical device injury cases.
How medical device injury cases are pursued
At The Law Offices of Gloria Seidule, we will first evaluate your case to determine if it fits the requirements of a viable case. Common medical devices involved in these cases include, but are not limited to, electrodes, catheters, dressings, laparoscopes, pacemakers, pins, stents and medication delivery devices. As part of your case, Gloria Seidule and her team will be required to prove that the injury is real, that the product was defective and caused the injury and that it was used as the manufacturer/designer intended.
If you believe that you have a medical device injury case, please contact us today. We will work tirelessly to bring you the justice you deserve.