Although the cochlear implant has successfully helped the deaf and hard of hearing regain some sense of sound, the device is not without fault.
The cochlear implant has been subject to two recent recalls, once because it caused pain and loud noises in the ear, and again because the manufacturer altered the device without alerting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Below, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys explain what you should do if your cochlear implant has been recalled.
Consult with Your Doctor
Since the cochlear implant is a medical device, the most important course of action for you to take after realizing your device has been recalled is to make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to determine whether your device failure is causing an urgent problem, such as a dangerous infection. Your doctor may also be able to prescribe you pain medication until the situation can be resolved through surgery.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
After you have received proper medical attention, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced product liability attorney who can help protect your rights. Medical device malfunctions can cost patients hundreds of thousands of dollars in unexpected medical bills and lost wages. This is unacceptable, particularly when the cochlear device is largely advertised to last a lifetime.
If you have one of the cochlear implants that have been recalled, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys can launch an investigation, identify any and all liable parties, and recover the compensation you need to pay for your sudden expenses.
Our team is well-versed in this area of the law, and we have recovered millions for clients who have suffered due to defective medical devices. We’re here to help you, too.
Contact Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.