When Defective Medical Devices Cause Injury

Every surgical procedure has some level of risk. Procedures implanting medical devices can carry a higher level of risk because of the patient's health or because surgery is inherently dangerous. However, sometimes a negative outcome is the result of a faulty medical device. Our firm accepts cases where there has been an injury caused by defective medical devices, such as failed hip, knee and joint implants, transvaginal mesh failures, , failed pain pumps and more.

Product recalls are often a good indication that a medical device was faulty from the start. Recalls of products such as the following have resulted from reports of injuries, in many cases:

  • Orthopedic devices including knee replacements and metal-on-metal hip replacements
  • Transvaginal mesh
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Birth control rings
  • Infusion pumps
  • Ventricular assist systems
  • Humidifiers used with patients with tracheotomies
  • MRI systems with magnet rundown units
  • Suctioning endotracheal tubes
  • Ventilators
  • Blood glucose test strips
  • Vascular stents

Even if defective medical equipment that harmed you or your loved one is not on this list or was never recalled, there may be cause for legal action. An investigation will help determine where negligence lies — and opportunities for pursuing compensation.

Illinois residents have a strong advocate when medical devices fail. From law offices in Peoria and Chicago, attorney Joel E. Brown evaluates and prosecutes injury claims on behalf of clients injured by defective medical devices. He applies extensive, in-depth knowledge of medical information, product information and legal processes of defective medical product cases.

A defective medical device case may hold accountable a manufacturer, a vendor, a medical professional, a hospital or another responsible party. This is also true of defective drug cases. Some cases are resolved through mass torts — in other words, multi-district litigation suits. Others are resolved by individual plaintiffs bringing claims against manufacturers. Lawyer Joel E. Brown in Peoria, Illinois, has the experience and knowledge needed to bring injury claims and lawsuits in the complex area of medical device defects.

Call Or Email The Law Firm For Advice And Advocacy

Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law, offers free consultations for people injured by defective medical devices and in some cases, close family members. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation by calling 800-642-4437 or by sending us an email.