Medical devices, such as joint replacements, pacemakers, and surgical implants, are supposed to make patients’ lives healthier and easier. But negligent designs, manufacturing processes, and material choices cause many patients who receive medical devices to suffer disabling complications in the weeks, months, or years after they’re implanted in their bodies.
At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, our defective medical device lawyers know how dangerous some surgical products are, especially when complications go untreated for long periods of time. When devices begin to fail, they can rapidly cause serious health problems that can become systemic and affect the entire body within a matter of days or weeks.
If you or someone you love suspects a defective medical device injury, it’s important that you take the following steps right away:
- Get medical attention—If you experience unexplained pain, inflammation, reduced mobility, bleeding, or swelling in the area where your device was implanted, you may be experiencing device-related complications. Go to a doctor or an emergency room as soon as possible to get a diagnosis and a treatment plan.
- Call a defective medical device lawyer—People who suffer injuries and illnesses caused by defective medical devices may be unable to work for long periods of time, and they may require surgeries and physical rehabilitation. Having a lawyer on your side can help you get compensation for what you’ve gone through.
It’s important to act fast after a medical device injury, as statutes of limitations are limited, and the passage of time can make it more difficult to conclusively link your health problems to your implant as time passes. Call us today for a free consultation.