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Medical devices are intended to cure, but often they are defective and can do the opposite, resulting in serious injury or even death. If this has happened to you, it could be due to either medical malpractice or a defective medical device. The person or people responsible should pay the cost for the injury they caused, including your additional medical bills, lost wages, and suffering.
This page can help you understand how defective medical devices get on the market, and why you should pursue compensation, but it cannot help you understand the exact issues in your case. That depends on a personal consultation with a lawyer. For a FREE consultation on your legal rights and options at either of our Chicago area offices, please call 312-957-4166 or email Willens Law Offices today.
Understanding who is responsible for your injury requires an understanding of medical best practices, device manufacture and labeling, drug manufacture and labeling, and the laws that govern them all. We may not be able to say who is responsible until we begin investigating your case.
Most of us assume that all the medical devices used by doctors at our hospitals have been thoroughly evaluate by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and have been determined to be safe and effective before they are approved for use. This is not true. In fact, most medical devices on the market are cleared through what is known as the 510(k) process, which allows a device to be marketed if it is shown to be “substantially equivalent” to a device already on the market.
This process was originally intended to avoid regulatory oversight to impede the introduction of new brands of products like tongue depressors and rubber gloves, but it is being abused by medical device manufacturers for many types of products. Recent examples where 510(k)-cleared products result in injury include:
Manufacturers certify that the changes in design from one product to another are “minor,” but they are often more serious than they seem, and can result in serious injury or even wrongful death.
The Chicago medical defects lawyers of Willens Law Offices can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries or the loss of a loved one. This may include:
The amount of compensation appropriate in your case will depend on a detailed analysis of the circumstances of your case and a determination of who is responsible and how much responsibility they bear.
Successful recovery after injury due to a defective medical device depends on working with an experienced lawyer in both medical malpractice and product liability. The Willens Law Offices has experience in both these areas, and our record of successful cases speaks for itself. We cannot guarantee recovery in your case, but we can guarantee we will dedicate our skill, training, and experience to giving you the best possible chance of recovery.
Contact our skilled Chicago defective medical products lawyers today for your FREE consultation at 312-957-4166 or email Willens Law Offices as soon as possible to find out how we can help you. An attorney can meet you at your home, hospital or at our convenient Chicago office. Attorney consultations are free and you will only be asked to pay attorney fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
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