What should you do about a defective medical device?

When you opt for a surgical procedure, such as one that involves a medical device, you hope that it will change your life for the better.

Unfortunately, there are times when this doesn't happen. Instead, the end result is the exact opposite: The device causes more harm than good.

There are many types of medical devices, all of which fit into one of three categories outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

-- Class I

-- Class II

-- Class III

Although it doesn't happen often, there are times when a medical device is recalled because it's been found to cause more harm than good.

The FDA has the right to recall any medical device that presents a risk to the patient's health. There are times when the FDA finds out about this by completing its own research. Unfortunately, there are also times when a medical device causes so many problems in patients that there is no choice but to issue a recall.

If your medical device has been recalled, here are a few steps to take:

-- Speak with your doctor about your options.

-- Discuss this with your health insurance company to see what is and is not covered in regards to follow up care.

-- Learn more about your legal options, as you may be able to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for any damages related to the medical device.

Nobody wants to hear that their medical device is defective or being recalled, but this happens to many people every year. If you find yourself in this position, don't wait to learn more about your medical and legal rights in Nashville.

Source: FindLaw, "Drugs and Medical Device Recalls," accessed Nov. 22, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Bart Durham Injury Law

You Deserve To Be Paid For What You've Gone Through

Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people like you.

Results For Our Clients

  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1 Million Judgment - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1,450,000 Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Truck
More Client Results

Testimonials

  • "All of the staff members at Bart Durham Injury Law are very friendly and great to work with. They have open lines of communication with their clients, and respond in a timely manner. I trust them with my legal matters, and would advise anyone else in need of a lawyer to contact them first." - Julia Batson
  • "Bart Durham has a great team of people who are quick to respond and quick to help. The first time I met with them, they were kind and welcoming, and really listened to what I had to say. After my accident, I wasn't sure what to do, or how to get started. They took me through the process step by step, and got me the help I needed to continue on with my life. This is a friendly team with a dedication to helping people, and I'm so thankful for them!!" - Kara Davidson
More Testimonials