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3 Devastating Consequences of a Defective Medical Device

Since many medical devices are placed inside our bodies, we expect them to work properly and contain high-quality materials. Unfortunately, however, this does not always happen. Patients may suffer devastating consequences due to defective medical devices, including the following:

#1. Catastrophic or Fatal Injuries

One of the main consequences of a defective medical device is a catastrophic or even fatal injury to the patient. Examples of defective medical devices that can cause serious injuries to patients include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implantable medical devices
  • Syringes
  • Sedation systems
  • Ventilators
  • Wheelchairs
  • Contact lenses
  • Shoulder pain pumps

These defective medical devices can cause permanent injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
  • Eye injuries, including blindness
  • Broken bones and sprains

#2. Costly Medical Bills and Lost Wages

A defective medical device can cause more harm than the patient experienced before receiving the device. This can lead to significantly higher medical bills and lost wages. Permanent injuries can cost patients hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars. It’s not right for a defective medical device to lead patients into such financial ruin.

#3. Mistrust of the Medical System

Receiving a defective medical device that harms patients more than helps them with their condition can cause patients to lose all faith in the medical system. Such an experience may make patients hesitate to seek medical treatment again if they suffer an injury or illness in the future. This can cause incalculable harm to a patient and their families, all due to a medical device that should have functioned properly.

Harmed by a Defective Medical Device? Contact Us Today

If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective medical device, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys are here to protect your rights. We have a strong track record of success in such claims, and we have the experience and resources needed to stand up against medical device manufacturers and their insurers.

Call Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.