Defective Medical Products and Devices
The advances that have been made in medical technology over the course of the last two centuries are simply mindblowing. X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, pacemakers, defibrillators, and countless other developments could scarcely have been imagined by even the most creative minds in decades past.
Now these items are almost commonplace, and they enable doctors to perform their jobs with greater success and help patients to live better and longer. That is, of course, when medical products and devices function as intended, or at the very least when they cause no harm to those that they are intended to help.
If you have been hurt by a defective or malfunctioning medical product or device, then you may be entitled to seek resolution through a legal action against the maker of the faulty item. The financial compensation gained through a successful lawsuit can address additional medical bills and other damages as appropriate. Contact the Des Moines product liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.
Part of the reason that defective medical products and devices are so frightening is that they have the capacity to injure or kill a patient from the time that he or she enters a health care facility until the device’s natural expiration date. Minor defects may simply annoy users, but more serious ones pose an imminent threat to safety. Some potential problems are:
- Cardiac arrest (due to a defective pacemaker)
- Electrocution or burns (from a defective defibrillator)
- Cancer (caused by excessive radiation)
- Overdose or under dosage (by a defective measuring device)
We understand how difficult this time has been for you and your loved ones. Let us help to keep it from being harder than it needs to be. Contact the Des Moines product liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 if a defective medical product or device has hurt you.