Oklahoma City Dangerous Medical Device Attorney
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Every day, Oklahoma residents need to be treated for an injury, illness or condition that requires a medical device or medical implant. To keep up with industry demand, companies routinely introduce new medical devices designed to assist or replace hips, knees, elbows, shoulders and other body parts that were injured in an accident or stopped working properly. Unfortunately, these devices sometimes fail to work properly and make problems worse.
Big corporations that manufacture and market these devices may try to cover up any problem and deny anything is wrong with the device. A dangerous device – such as a hip or knee replacement – may have harmed you or a loved one, but the manufacturer could turn a blind eye to the problem. Meanwhile, hundreds or even thousands of other people may be getting injured in the same manner. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may issue a product recall, the government’s action may come too late for many people.
Common Defective Medical Devices
Dangerous medical devices may involve products that are implanted in the patient (for example, a replacement hip or pacemaker). Recent devices that have been recalled because of defects include DePuy hip replacement products, Medtronic Defibrillator, and Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch. A product liability case also might pertain to diagnostic equipment or other external devices used to monitor or manage a patient’s health.
The following are some potentially dangerous medical devices:
- Pelvic mesh
- Breast implants
- Pain patches
- Transvaginal mesh
- Shoulder pain pumps
- Hip and knee replacements
- Dialysis machines
- Heart valves
- Hernia patches
- Insulin pumps
Dangerous medical device claims typically fall under the product liability category of design defect or improper warning. For example, the manufacturer did not sufficiently test for safety or failed to provide the medical community with sufficient accurate information on the product’s performance or proper use.
Contact the Law Offices of Dan Davis Today
It’s important for consumers injured by defective devices to have an experienced attorney on their side. A lawyer can reach out to medical experts and work with investigators who can pursue claims either on behalf of an individual or a class of people who were injured by the same device. The Law Offices of Dan Davis is prepared to help. Take action promptly. Call us now. There are strict timelines associated with initiating defective device claims, which means it’s critical to contact us today.