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Defective Medical Devices

Millions of Americans rely on medical devices to correct an underlying medical condition, to recover from an illness or injury, or just maintain quality-of-life due to aging, injury or illness. Since many of these devices are implanted through invasive surgical procedures, failure of the device may result in further injury or even death.

Patients trust that medical devices such artificial hip joints, artificial knee replacements, hernia patches, bone grafts, pacemakers, stents, and dialysis machines, are made safely.  When these devices fail, the manufacturer may be responsible for personal injury or wrongful death.

When a medical device stops functioning or, worse, causes crippling pain and begins to cause damage from the inside, it is not a situation where simply switching to a different product is an option. Typically, additional invasive surgery will be required, which carries the additional risk of permanent damage, long-term healthcare expenses, loss of employment income, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Corporations that manufacture medical devices are supposed to investigate the dangers thoroughly.  However, in some instances, they are not tested correctly or thoroughly.  Manufacturers may carelessly or knowingly release a product that has not been properly tested or has been found to cause substantial health problems. They are liable if consumers are harmed by their defective product.

Cunningham Bounds has proven over and over that it has the experience to handle these cases by securing settlements or verdicts for individuals who have been injured or families who have lost loved ones because of defective medical devices.



Publications

Feb 05, 2015 | Presentation

Types of Product Liability Claims to Consider

A summary of all facets of Product Liability and aspects to consider when analyzing an incident.

Litigation Success

Negotiated Settlement Over Death from Faulty Ventilator

Whiddon v. Southeast Alabama Medical Center | Houston County, Alabama | Case No. CV-95-574

Cunningham Bounds secured a confidential settlement in this product liability case where a patient died after being put on a faulty ventilator afte...

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