2 Steps to Take if You Suspect Your Medical Implant is Defective
There are many types of medical implants, including hip replacements, knee implants, hernia meshes, transvaginal meshes, and shoulder replacement devices. All of these are designed to alleviate symptoms associated with a variety of injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions.
If you received a medical implant or device, you may find relief from your worst symptoms, but you also may experience lost mobility, inflammation, bleeding, or pain. Some medical implants can fail due to design flaws or poor surgical techniques, which may lead to debilitating or potentially life-threatening side effects.
Don’t wait to get help if you suspect your medical implant or device is defective—follow these two steps right away:
- Get medical attention immediately. If you’re in severe pain or notice bleeding, go to an emergency room to get treated as quickly as possible. Tell the doctors and nurses about your medical device and the symptoms you’re experiencing. X-rays and a full physical examination can help them determine if your medical implant is causing your symptoms and if you need revision surgery or to have the device removed.
- Call an experienced defective medical device lawyer. Medical devices are designed to make people like you feel better, but some of them can be dangerous and pose serious health risks. Having a law firm on your side can help you maximize your chances of getting compensation for any medical bills and lost wages you incur because of your defective implant.
Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough has assisted many people who suffered because of poorly designed or manufactured medical devices, and we can help you, too. Contact our defective medical device lawyers today for a free consultation.