Defective Medical Devices

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Defective Medical Device Lawyers in Oklahoma City

We Represent Patients Who Have Been Harmed by the Pharmaceutical Industry

A medical device may be an instrument, apparatus, implant, or similar product used in the diagnosis of disease or other physical conditions, or used in the treatment, mitigation, prevention, or cure of disease. A medical device is intended to affect the structure and/or function of the body. Unlike pharmaceutical products (medications), which work internally, topically, or systemically within the body, a medical device accomplishes its goal through physical, mechanical, thermal, physio-chemical, or chemical means. Medical devices may range from simple instruments, such as tongue depressors and thermometers, to items such as blood sugar meters and surgically implanted devices, like artificial hips and surgical mesh. The desire of medical device manufacturers to reap the financial benefits of this public demand has resulted in some defective medical devices entering the market before they are fully tested. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attempts to screen medical devices for their effectiveness, they frequently rely upon testing data supplied by drug and medical device manufacturers, which may be biased and inherently incorrect.

Common Defective Device Claims

  • Failure to warn
  • Design flaws
  • Failure to recall

With advancements in medicine, there has been an increased use of medical devices in the treatment of injuries and diseases. Despite medical breakthroughs, medical devices may be inadequately tested and regulated and rushed to market by companies in a hurry to make a profit. Unfortunately, dangerous medical devices harm thousands of unsuspecting patients like you each year.

Holding the Device Manufacturers Accountable

We are committed to holding these companies accountable for the pain they cause in the lives of patients and their families. Multinational corporations are often ultimately responsible for the damage that defective medical devices cause American families. You may feel helpless to do anything against such large, well-funded corporations.

You do not have to face the difficulties that follow being harmed by a defective medical device alone.

The FDA leaves the research and testing of medical devices largely to the manufacturer. The approval process in its current state is yielding and leaves the consumer open to product defect and error. An arguably inadequate regulatory system opens the door for medical device manufacturers to put greater priority on profits and shareholder interests than the safety of those using the devices.

FAQs About Defective Medical Device Claims

What qualifies as a defective medical device?

A defective medical device is one that is flawed in design, manufacturing, or marketing, causing harm to patients when used as intended.

How can I know if I've been injured by a defective medical device?

Symptoms may vary depending on the device, but common signs include pain, inflammation, infection, or device failure. Consult a healthcare professional if you suspect an issue.

What steps should I take if I believe I've been harmed by a defective medical device?

Seek medical attention immediately. Document your symptoms, medical treatments, and device details. Contact a qualified attorney experienced in handling defective medical device claims.

What compensation can I seek for a defective medical device injury?

Compensation may cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Your attorney will assess your case to pursue appropriate compensation.

Is there a class-action lawsuit option for defective medical device injuries in Oklahoma?

Class-action lawsuits may exist for widespread device issues. Your attorney can advise on joining existing actions or pursuing individual claims, depending on your circumstances.

Can I still file a claim if the defective medical device has been recalled?

Yes, a recall does not automatically absolve responsible parties of liability. However, it may strengthen your case. Consult with a legal professional to understand your options.

Will I need to go to court for a defective medical device claim in Oklahoma?

Not necessarily. Many cases are settled out of court through negotiation. However, your attorney will prepare for litigation if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

How can I find the right attorney for my defective medical device claim in Oklahoma?

Look for attorneys with experience in product liability and medical malpractice cases. Seek referrals, read reviews, and schedule consultations to find the best fit for your needs.

Do You Have Questions About a Defective Medical Device?

If you or a loved one have been affected by the use of a defective medical device, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that you will have legal representation you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us.

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