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How do I know if I have a claim for a defective medical device?

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2024 | Defective Medical Device Litigation |

Medical advances are supposed to give promise to the treatment of serious medical conditions. While some do, other medical devices fail, leaving unsuspecting patients with severe, sometimes irreparable harm. However, it can be hard to tell if your worsened condition was caused by a defective medical device.

Signs that a defective medical device may have caused your harm

To catch signs of defective medical device injuries, you need to be alert. Here are some factors to look out for that may be indicative of medical device error:

  • Unexpected complications that lead to new or worsened symptoms that your doctor didn’t inform you of.
  • The device that was used in your circumstances was subsequently recalled.
  • Medical studies draw a link between the device in question and adverse outcomes for patients.
  • Company records and witness testimony show that the device’s manufacturer was negligent in designing or building the product, such as when they fail to subject it to appropriate testing.
  • The literature that was provided to you about the device was misleading or downright false.

To properly assess your circumstances as far as taking legal action is concerned, you need to be cognizant of your symptoms and any issues that have publicly arisen regarding the device that was used on you. So, if you think something has gone wrong, diligently follow up with a medical provider to obtain their opinion and check to see if suspicions about the product are circulating.

Are you ready to fight for accountability?

If so, then now is the time to start gathering evidence and building your medical products liability lawsuit. It can be a long and technically complicated process, but it’s necessary to achieve the outcome you want. So, don’t shy away from standing up for yourself. Instead, surround yourself with the assistance needed to zealously advocate for your claim and to aggressively pursue the recovery you deserve.