What You Need To Know About Defective Medical Devices
There are countless medical device companies that are, at this very moment, testing new products to determine if they are ready for use in patients. Whether they are at the research and development stage or possibly being used in early trials, the effectiveness of the device is still yet to be determined. These companies do not yet know if the product they are testing will improve a person’s health. More importantly, they don’t yet know whether the device will cause unintended consequences or complications.
Because of the uncertainty regarding these products, it is fair to ask if newer is better when it comes to medical devices. The speed in which some of these products are pushed to the marketplace may mean that the proper testing simply has not been done before the devices are used on patients. Some of these new devices have caused serious health problems for many patients that could have been avoided with more extensive testing.
What This Means For You
When these manufacturers start selling a new medical device without sufficient data about the potential adverse effects of the device, they are actively placing many patients in harm’s way. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness due to the use of a medical device, you may have claims for compensation against the manufacturer.
Hawkins Bingham & Miller, in Kingsport, Tennessee, has helped many families throughout the Tri-City region with their claims against medical device manufacturers or health care professionals. Our lawyers have more than six decades of combined legal experience with personal injury law, and have firsthand knowledge about the difficulties that frequently arise in these cases.
At our firm, our attorneys take the time to discuss your concerns with you, and help you evaluate the potential success of your claim. We want to make sure that you know what happens throughout the process, and will explain how these types of cases are handled. If you have questions, we make sure that you have answers before you leave our office.