Dangerous Medical Devices
Medical devices can change lives, often for the better. Within recent medical history, medical devices have helped turn debilitating or even life-threatening injuries and issues into survivable and even curable conditions. These devices are usually the result of extensive medical development, experimentation, and testing.
However, no matter how many precautions are put in place, some medical devices are still discovered to be defective. This means that they do not function as intended, or as advertised.
In some cases, this can mean that the devices do not perform the task or function that they were designed to perform. In others, this can mean that the devices become actively dangerous to the user, causing injury or other medical consequences.
Recent examples include:
- Hernia Mesh Implants: Some types of hernias, or holes in the abdominal lining, can be fixed with mesh implants. Unfortunately, some of these implants can cause a number of very averse side effects, including nausea, GI symptoms, tissue and organ perforation, infection, sepsis, sexual dysfunction, and other issues.
- Metal Hip Replacements: Though some metal hip replacements can restore mobility and alleviate pain, they have also been found to lead to negative medical repercussions such as metal poisoning, metallosis, and various other complications from implant failures.
- Transvaginal Mesh: Surgical mesh nettings are often used to prevent painful and dangerous uterine or pelvic floor prolapse in older women. However, it unfortunately may also cause pain, infection, organ perforation, sepsis, and/or incontinence.
- Drug–Coated Heart Stents: Stents, or small metal tubes inserted into arteries, can help dramatically with certain strokes and other clotting disorders. Unfortunately, they can also cause much more serious complications than originally thought, which can be as serious as increased stroke risk and death.
These are only a few of the many faulty, dangerous medical devices that have been sold to consumers in the United States in recent history. Every year, thousands of Americans come forward with symptoms and conditions caused by these dangerous devices. Often, when these devices malfunction, they can have an incredibly negative impact on a person’s health, life, and wellbeing. They can cause serious, painful, debilitating, and even life-threatening complications that can hinder every activity in a person’s life, from being able to work and provide for themselves to being able to enjoy the company of their loved ones.
If you or someone you care about was injured or harmed by a dangerous medical device, you may feel at a loss and confused about what to do next. Thankfully, there is guidance. If you are in the Nashua, New Hampshire area, call defective medical device attorney Robert Bartis. Attorney Bartis has the knowledge, experience, and skill to pursue your dangerous medical device case. What’s more, he has the track record to prove it. Let Attorney Robert Bartis help you get the settlement you deserve. Call (603) 880-1300 for a personalized case evaluation today.
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