Connecticut Defective Medical Device Legal Advocacy
Eagan & Donohue’s defective medical device legal team has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving medical devices that injure patients as a result of a defect.
Medical devices have become the hot new thing in medicine and often allow people to live longer lives pain-free and make it through a surgery that otherwise could have led to severe repercussions. However, all advances in medicine are not without their consequences, and many of the more severe downfalls of medical devices involve the lack of testing by some manufacturers. If you or a loved one has received a defective medical device, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries you received due to the device.
Defective Medical Devices
While medical devices have propelled us into the twenty first century, they have not come without their own trials and tribulations. Many medical devices end up injuring the patients they set out to revive and benefit. This may be due to a defect in the product itself, an accident at the manufacturer’s factory, or a medical device which was not appropriately approved by all federal regulations. However, the longer a defective product remains in the stream of commerce, the more likely that it will injure hundreds or even thousands of individuals. This is why it is extremely important to bring a claim if you are injured by a defective medical device. Your initial claim will potentially lead to the product being pulled from the market, at least temporarily while the company runs tests and verifies that the product as a whole is either defective or safe.
Defective medical devices operate in the same way new prescription medicines operate—they must be approved by the FDA before they are released to the public. Sometimes manufacturers are in such a hurry to release a new medical device that they may go through back channels or may not run the entirety of all relevant tests before they place the medical device for sale. This can have drastic effects on all users of the medical device and can lead to the following types of injuries:
- Pacemaker defects which do not keep a proper heart beat or stop working
- Insulin pumps which stop working
- Broken heart valves
- Infections caused by lack of sterilization
- Defective replacement hip or knee parts
The number of defective medical devices increases each year as more and more manufacturers are developing methods to make our lives easier, although continue to cut corners in their rush to get the product out to the masses. However, if you have been injured by a defective medical device, it is important to bring this to the public’s attention by bringing an action against the manufacturer.
Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, do not hesitate in bringing a claim against the manufacturer. The Connecticut defective medical device legal team at Eagan & Donohue is well experienced in handling products liability cases, focusing on defective medical products. Medical products are supposed to work to keep you healthy, not further injure you. Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.