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What Are Medical Devices In Defective Medical Device Cases?


“What are medical devices in medical device defective cases?” is a question we often get. Watch the video below to learn more about prosthetic knees, prosthetic valves, and similar medical malpractice suit cases.

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Video Transcript


0:00 Intro
0:15 What Are Medical Devices?
0:58 Determining A Medical Device Malpractice Suit
1:41 Medical Device Recalls
2:25 Outlets For Medical Device Recalls

What are medical devices in defective medical device cases?

0:15 What Are Medical Devices?

Medical devices are man-made instruments and or mechanical devices that are used primarily to enhance people’s health care. There are a number of different types of medical devices. 

There are prosthetic valves, prosthetic knees, pacemakers, shunts that go into people’s heads when they may have too much fluid on the brain.  There are a number of different medical devices that are in the stream of commerce.

0:58 What Are Medical Devices In Medical Device Defective Cases? Determining A Medical Device Malpractice Suit

A medical device malpractice lawsuit really just focuses on one or two things.  Was the product introduced into the stream of commerce with defects that were known to the manufacturer or should have been known to the manufacturer? Did the manufacturer, even though they knew that there may have been a problem or possibly could have been a problem go ahead and push these devices into the stream of commerce. Nevertheless, was it a situation where the zeal for profit essentially took priority over protecting the patient’s health. That’s what you look for as an attorney when deciding to take a case for a defective medical device. 

1:41 What Are Medical Devices In Medical Device Defective Cases? Medical Device Recalls

The reality is that for the public, you will hear a whole lot of noise about the devices that are defective. You’ll hear it online, you’ll see it online, you’ll hear it in the news, you hear it on the radio, you’ll read it in the newspaper. Once these recalls are made, and when I say recalls, once it’s clear that there’s a problem and the government pulls back and says, hey we have to take these things out of the stream of commerce, then obviously lawyers do look at it and we look to see whether or not it is a situation where these manufacturers should have had these instruments off of the market, not being sold to people sooner. Was it a situation where they shouldn’t have been on the stream of the market or in the stream of the market in the first place?

2:25 What Are Medical Devices In Medical Device Defective Cases? Outlets For Medical Device Recalls

The way that people actually find out whether or not they may be victims, I’ll just be candid, just pay attention, listen to the news, read the newspaper, things of that sort. Obviously, if anybody who’s watching this feels like they may be a victim of a product that’s defective, reach out to

LawMD, and we’ll let you know specifically whether or not this is something you may want to look into.

Currently, we are evaluating and pursuing claims on behalf of those who have suffered because of complications caused by a wide range of devices, including  but not limited to:

  • NuvaRing
  • Pinnacle hip implants
  • Metal-on-metal hip replacements
  • Stryker hip replacements
  • Wright Medical hip replacements
  • Transvaginal mesh
  • IVC filters
  • Essure birth control
  • Bair Hugger blankets
  • Power morcellators
  • Baby Formula Claims

Having a medical device implanted can be a scary and invasive experience. When problems arise with your medical device, the physical, psychological and economic toll—often including additional hospitalizations, corrective surgeries, and debilitating pain—can be devastating.

At LawMD, we work tirelessly to get our clients the resources they need to recover and the justice they deserve from companies whose negligence has caused so much harm. We will take the time to get to know you and get a full understanding of your situation, needs, and concerns. We’ll help you understand your options and counsel you regarding next steps and the best course of action. We will be by your side every step of the way.



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