Defective Medical Device FAQs

Who is at risk of receiving a defective medical device?

The potential victims of defective medical devices are people who are using:

  • Guidant Heart Defibrillators
  • Cypher Stents
  • Sulzer Hip Replacement Implants

Although a medical device has the potential to be defective, not all of them are potentially life threatening or cause serious medical complications. If you are using any of these devices, contact your doctor to determine if you are using a product that has either been recalled or issued a warning.

What type of claim should I file if I have been the victim of a defective medical device?

A defective medical device puts you in serious danger. If you have suffered from a defective medical device, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim or a product liability claim. The difference between these two claims is whom you are holding responsible for the defective product. Medical malpractice holds the doctor or surgeon responsible for your injuries, while a product liability claim holds the manufacturer, retailer, wholesaler, or distributor liable for the defective medical device.

If you are unsure what type of defective medical device claim to file, contact an experienced defective medical device lawyer.

What type of medical device can I file a defective medical device claim for?

Defective medical device claims can include all forms of medical devices, not just those that are supposed to correct a medical condition. Medical devices can include any devices used in medical care, like wheelchairs, stretchers, and heating pads.

Why do I need a defective medical device lawyer?

If you are the victim of a defective medical device, your life may have been put in unnecessary danger or you may have been seriously injured. A defective medical device lawyer will help you identify who is liable for your injuries. They will also help you calculate the losses you have endured and who is responsible for them.

If a defective medical device has injured you, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® and schedule your free initial consultation.