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Prescott Defective Medical Device Lawyer

The first rule of medicine is to do no harm, but does this also apply to medical devices? Patients are sometimes misled on the effectiveness of a medical device. These defective products often lead to severe injuries and fatalities. There are many entities involved in the manufacturing and distribution of medical devices. This can inadvertently cause issues with the piece of equipment and bring you harm.

If you or a loved one have suffered due to a dangerous and faulty medical device, please call our Prescott defective medical device attorney at (928) 778-2660 today to schedule your FREE consultation. The Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. has more than 50 years of combined experience, and we can help you fight for compensation for your pain and suffering.

The Arizona statute of limitations for injury is two years. Don’t wait to file your claim.

What Constitutes a Medical Device?

Medical devices can be used to treat illness, disability, or disease and for contraception purposes as well. Implants, pacemakers, stents, and prosthetics all fall under medical devices. When these devices are substandard, they could put your life in danger. If you’ve lost a loved one because of a defective medical device, you may have a wrongful death claim.

Examples of defective medical devices include:

  • Metal hip replacement
  • Transvaginal mesh
  • Drug-coated stents
  • Mirena
  • NuvaRing
  • Medtronic defibrillator

There are several more medical devices that may have caused injury or death. The best way to know if you have a product liability claim is to speak with our lawyers in Prescott.

Types of Defective Medical Device Claims

Medical equipment can go wrong in many ways. Sometimes, there are design flaws. While other times, the device may have become faulty after extended use. Manufacturing or marketing can also be the cause. Whatever the reason, the personal injury attorneys at Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. can craft a compelling case and fight for you and your loved ones.

There are three main subdivisions of defective product claims:

  1. Design Flaws. Medical devices with design flaws can happen in a variety of ways: The equipment was manufactured correctly but has severe and dangerous design problems that have led to an injury. Or, the device worked well for quite a while and then broke down causing serious injury. Our medical device malpractice lawyer in Prescott can help you prove that the manufacturer either knew of the defective design and hid it or failed to remove the product from the market in time to prevent injury or fatality.
  2. Poor Manufacturing. If a piece of medical equipment was manufactured improperly, damaged during shipping or an error occurred at the hospital or with your doctor, then you most likely have a product liability case.
  3. Misleading Marketing. Marketing a medical device involves many challenges, and promises are often made while warnings are avoided. Your doctor or the manufacturer may have recommended using your product in a specific way that led to your injuries. This bad advice can come from many mouths and each person or entity can be held liable.

Who Can Be Held Liable For My Injuries?

Medical devices can cross many borders and hands before they reach you. Everyone who has had contact with the product can be held liable. If your doctor gave you misguided directions on how to use the equipment or it was surgically implanted incorrectly, you may also have a medical malpractice claim.

Examples of parties who may be held responsible are:

  • Your doctor
  • The manufacturer
  • A testing facility
  • The sales representative
  • The retail supplier
  • A hospital, clinic or medical center

How Do I Prove a Claim?

In order to provide proof that your claim is valid, you must first have an injury. Secondly, you need to prove that your injury resulted from a defective medical device in one of the three ways we discussed above. Our defective product lawyers can evaluate your case and help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, pain and suffering.

Contact Our Arizona Defective Medical Device Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one was injured as the result of medical device malpractice, please call our Prescott defective medical device attorneys today at (928) 778-2660 to schedule your FREE consultation. Or feel free to contact us online. We are dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation you well deserve! Our office provides expert legal services to clients in Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Arizona, and all Northern Arizona areas.