Oklahoma City Medical Device Liability Lawyer
Were you injured by a defective medical device in Oklahoma City, OK? Medical device manufacturers can be held liable when defective medical devices cause injuries and deaths. Strict liability and negligence laws hold manufacturers liable for physical injuries, financial losses, emotional distress, and other damages. You could receive compensation for your injuries by filing a medical device injury claim.
Our Oklahoma City medical device liability lawyers at McGuire Law Firm have over 60 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of injured victims in Oklahoma City. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for injured people and their families.
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How Our Oklahoma City Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You With a Medical Device Injury Claim
Proving that a medical device caused your injuries is a complicated process. Under product liability laws, you have the burden of proving that a defect in the device caused your injury. Our Oklahoma City defective medical device lawyers understand what is necessary to prove medical device liability.
When you hire McGuire Law Firm, you can expect our experienced medical malpractice lawyers to:
- Investigate the cause of your injury to identify the parties responsible for your damages
- Consult with expert witnesses to determine the defect and how the defect caused your injury
- Work with medical experts and your doctors to document the severity of your injuries and damages
- File claims and monitor the progress of those claims
- Prepare and file personal injury lawsuits if the responsible parties refuse to settle claims for a fair amount
You deserve to recover compensation for the pain and suffering caused by a defective medical device. Our personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma City, OK can help. Contact our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss how we can help you get the money you deserve.
What is a Medical Device?
Medical devices range from thermometers to respirators. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines medical devices as products that diagnose or treat diseases. In addition, medical devices may affect the structure or function of the human body.
Examples of medical devices include:
- Diagnostic machines, including MRIs, ultrasounds, CT scans, and x-rays
- Infusion pumps
- Catheters, intravenous lines, and IVC filters
- Joint replacements and implants
- Heart valves
- Needles and syringes
Even though the FDA regulates medical devices, it does not mean that all medical devices approved for use are safe. Devices may malfunction or contain defects. When that happens, people can sustain severe injuries and permanent impairments.
What Are Common Types of Medical Device Defects?
Most medical device liability claims filed in Oklahoma City are based on one of three types of defects.
Design defects occur when the device is inherently dangerous because of a defect in the product’s design. Each product produced with that specific design can injure or kill a consumer. Design defects happen when companies rush to get a product to market or fail to conduct adequate testing.
Manufacturing defects occur when a mistake during the manufacturing process creates a defect. The company may use inferior materials or make changes to speed up the manufacturing process. In some cases, quality control is bypassed to decrease costs.
Marketing defects occur when the company fails to provide adequate instructions for use. Companies may also fail to provide sufficient warnings of potential dangers. They may promote their products without sufficiently explaining the risks of use.
What Types of Injuries Do Defective Medical Devices Cause?
A medical device could cause minor injuries and infections that heal with medication and time. However, some defective medical devices can result in life-threatening conditions. These conditions could lead to permanent impairments and death.
Your injuries may be caused by the medical device itself or by a medical professional’s negligent implantation of the device. Either way, it can cause debilitating, life-threatening injuries.
Prompt medical treatment could save your life. If you believe a medical device caused an injury, seek medical care immediately. Speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine if you have a claim to recover damages for your medical bills and pain.
What Damages Can I Recover for Defective Medical Device Injuries?
When a medical device causes an injury, the company can be held liable for your damages.
Medical device liability cases generally include compensation for damages including, but not limited to:
- Cost of past and future medical treatment
- Past and future loss of income, benefits, and earning potential
- Decreased quality of life and loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disabilities and impairments
- Pain and suffering caused by physical injuries, emotional distress, and mental anguish
The severity of your injuries, financial losses, and other factors determine how much your claim is worth. Several factors can impact your claim. Our legal team works to maximize the value of your damages while minimizing any factors that could hurt your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Fighting large medical device manufacturers is what we do. We stand up for your right to compensation for damages. Whether your injuries were caused by a negligent medical professional or a defective medical device, our attorneys are ready to help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Let us handle your claim while you focus on recovery.
Call now to speak with an experienced Oklahoma City product liability lawyer.