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Beware of defective medical devices

Beware of defective medical devices

At the Louisiana law firm of Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we understand the devastation that a defective medical device can cause you. Maybe the device was improperly manufactured. Maybe your physician used it for a purpose for which it was not intended or improperly installed it in your body.

Whatever the defect, the device that was supposed to help you live a happy, healthy life instead has done you more harm than good. You may be entitled to file a medical malpractice and/or products liability claim seeking damages to compensate you for your injury, your increased medical costs and your pain and suffering.

As FindLaw explains, all medical devices are closely monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nevertheless, high-risk devices such as defibrillators and stents have been known to malfunction. In addition, medical products occasionally can have a design defect or their manufacturing process or marketing strategy may have been improper. Doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals likewise can share responsibility when a medical device malfunctions and causes you injury.

LASIK eye surgery

LASIK is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has brought vision correction benefits to millions of people suffering from a range of vision problems. However, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK surgery. People with dry eyes, large pupils and/or thin corneas are more likely to experience LASIK surgery complications such as corneal damage. Even if you are a good candidate, you can suffer corneal damage if the equipment malfunctions or your eye surgeon uses it improperly.

Transvaginal Mesh

If you are a woman suffering from stress urinary incontinence or a pelvic prolapse, you may have undergone surgery for the implantation of a transvaginal mesh. These medical products have been linked to several serious and painful complications, most notably if and when the mesh deteriorates inside your body, causing sharp pieces that can perforate nearby internal organs.

These are only two examples of defective medical devices and the damage they can cause. For more information, please visit our page /Medical-Malpractice/Defective-Medical-Devices.shtml on this subject.

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