Advances in medical treatments and technologies are made everyday. For many, this fact is inspiring and instills them with hope. While some of these advances may ultimately prove helpful to many patients, the truth of the matter is that these new technologies aren’t failsafe. In fact, every year thousands of people are hurt by defective medical products. The damages caused by these products can be extensive, which is why victims need to do what they can to find accountability and recover compensation for their losses.
Medtronic facing another lawsuit
One man is doing just that by pursuing a lawsuit against Medtronic for a defective pump that was placed in his body to deliver pain medication to address chronic back pain. According to the 70-year-old’s claim, the man started experiencing a number of symptoms six years after the device’s implementation, including severe muscle pain, joint pain, sweating, and even anxiety and depression. Upon inspection, the man’s doctor discovered that the pump’s motor has quit working. Despite Metronic filing a motion to dismiss, this case looks to be heading towards settlement negotiation and perhaps even trial.
This kind of lawsuit isn’t new for Medtronic. In fact, it has faced a slew of lawsuits over the last several years pertaining to these pumps. The issue seems to be that a slimy substance coats the pump’s battering, causing the pump to shut down and leaving patients with many of the symptoms described above, and even withdrawal from the pain medication that the pump is designed to deliver.
Have you been hurt by a defective medical product?
Defective medical devices find their way into the marketplace more often than people realize. The sad reality is that we oftentimes don’t know this until it’s too late and someone has been harmed. Yet, victims of these devices are sometimes hesitant to take legal action for whatever reason. Don’t let that be you. You might have a strong position to obtain accountability and recover the compensation that you need and deserve to treat your condition and ease your pain and suffering. To learn more about how to pursue a medical product liability case, consider reaching out to an attorney who is experienced in this area of the law.