When a manufacturer makes a medical device, they have a duty to provide the consumer with a product that works and is safe for its intended use. Specifically, the manufacturer must provide consumers with a product that is neither defectively designed nor manufactured in a defective manner.
If there has been a medical device failure, a defective medical device lawyer can help those who have been injured by the device achieve justice in the form of financial compensation. These lawsuits require attorneys to be well-versed in the area of product liability, especially as it relates to defective medical devices. The Eichholz Law Firm has the expertise necessary to help those affected by these devices bring lawsuits against the manufacturers.
The term “medical device” is incredibly broad and can encompass a large number of different products. It can be something that is designed to help diagnose or treat a medical condition. It can also include something that is implanted inside a patient during surgery. The size of the medical device industry in the U.S. exceeds $150 billion in annual revenues. There are close to 200,000 medical devices on the market at any given time. Medical devices can include:
- Hernia Mesh
- Insulin Pumps