Medical Device Defects, Failures, Negligent Maintenance
Medical devices such as monitoring equipment, internal heart defibrillators, pacemakers, stents, hip implants and knee replacements, among others, may fail for a variety of reasons. When they are inserted improperly, not maintained properly or when a surgeon does not follow a manufacturer’s instructions or warnings, a malpractice action may be appropriate.
Of course, these types of devices can also be defectively manufactured or designed so as to make them unreasonably dangerous, in which case a product liability lawsuit can be brought when these defects cause injury. (See Boyers Law Group, Product Defects/Liability) It takes a lawyer experienced in both areas – defective products liability and medical malpractice – to know the type of case that should be pursued. Which type of case is brought is extremely important for a number of reasons. First of all, the statute of limitations is typically shorter in a malpractice action and there are a variety of evidentiary and procedural differences that apply depending upon the type of case that is brought.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device defect and you would like to speak with an experienced malpractice lawyer, please contact us to speak to one of the product defect lawyers at Boyers Law Group, for a free consultation about your legal rights.