Types of defective medical device claims
Faulty Heart Devices
Our team deals with many cases where the heart devices such as defibrillators and pacemakers have been found to be defective, causing a variety of problems including fractures, inconsistent and unnecessary electrical impulses and dysfunction.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a defective heart device being fitted, we recommend you talk to our team as soon as possible.
Defective birth contraception
Many women have reported a variety of adverse symptoms, which have been found to be linked to defective contraceptive products. These include the contraceptive implant, the contraceptive coil and pill.
If you’ve had a form of contraception fitted incorrectly, or received negligent advice, or your medication for birth control has been incorrectly prescribed, we encourage you to contact our team.
Sometimes, implants have proved to be defective, or unnecessary for a specific patient as a course of treatment. As a result of defective implants, problems such as leakage, rupture, scarring and loss of sensation can occur. One of the main causes of implants to be defective, is negligence from the surgeon.
Hip and Knee Replacements
For a variety of reasons hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery becomes a necessary and advisable option for people, usually as a result of arthritic deterioration or other bone conditions, fractures or other trauma.
Carried out successfully and with appropriate, functioning components or prostheses, the person’s quality of life can be vastly improved and full mobility secured for the future.
Unfortunately, sometimes these devices can be defective. If a surgeon uses the wrong components, or doesn’t fit the replacement properly this can cause further problems. Or the devices themselves could have been defective from the beginning, which may be grounds for a claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
Sometimes, a medical professional may suggest a replacement eye lens as a way to treat a patient’s eyesight problems. Unfortunately in some instances these devices may become defective, and cause other issues such as pain, further sight loss or total blindness.
If you’ve suffered due to a defective eye lens being fitted, we urge you to contact our medical negligence solicitors today.