Medical devices can be life-changing for many patients. They’re designed to relieve pain and reduce the symptoms of a variety of debilitating medical conditions and illnesses, and for the most part, they’re highly effective for the people who use them.
But like all consumer products, medical devices have the potential to fail. In some cases, all models of a certain product line may fail due to design, manufacturing, or material flaws. To make matters worse, manufacturers of some medical devices are aware of potential risks that patients and users face, but they release the products anyway to recoup their investments and generate big profits.
Defective medical devices can be fatal if patients don’t receive timely intervention and treatment. If you or someone you love suspects you received a defective device, you can take the following steps to help protect your health and your rights:
- Call your doctor or healthcare provider. Not all symptoms indicate a defective medical device. It’s important to be evaluated by a medical professional to conclusively link your complications to your device, whether or not it has been subject to a recall or warning.
- Call an experienced Nashville product liability lawyer. Treatments including corrective and revision surgeries for defective medical devices can be expensive. Having an attorney on your side from the start can help you maximize your chances of receiving compensation.
It’s important to act right away if you suspect that your health is worsening because of a defective medical device. At Ponce Law, we know what it takes to help victims like you, and we’re ready to put our experience to work. Call today for a free consultation.