Medical devices and medication are supposed to help a person get better, with some even used to help improve and prolong a person’s life. There are times, however, when medication and medical devices cause more harm than good, and this is when these are defective. When such life-saving devices and medication are found to be defective, these are recalled by the manufacturer before more harm is done.

Sometimes before recalls are made, a lot of people have already been affected by the effects of these defects. Companies that manufacture these medical devices and medication may release these to the public for use even when these are not completely safe to use. Such an act makes them liable for any health concerns that arise from the use of such products.

When more than one device or medication causes adverse effects on the people using these, a medical recall is usually issued by the manufacturer. When this happens, you can actually claim compensation for the faulty device or medication that you used which is part of the recall.

What Can Be Part of a Medical Recall

Any product that is used for medical purposes and is then recalled due to defects that were not detected before these were released to the public can be part of a medical recall. Here are examples of these devices and medication:

  • IVC Filters (Inferior Vena Cava Filters) – These are used to prevent blood clots from getting to the vital organs of the body. These are inserted into veins and come shaped like small cage-like devices. The problems these bring are when parts of these devices break off and when these move from where these were first inserted. Both of these can cause serious injuries.
  • Hip and Knee Implants – A lot of all-metal devices that are used to replace body parts can come with defects that can cause a person serious injuries. Hip replacement implants are one of them and this was brought into the public’s view when a massive recall was made for metal hip replacement implants in 2010.
  • Sterilization Devices – Some devices that are used to help prevent unwanted pregnancies from happening have also been the subject of medical recalls. This is due to problems such as punctured reproductive organs and even pregnancies, which these are supposed to prevent.
  • Bone Graft Devices – Complications and side effects that come with the use of bone graft devices that are defective include swelling of the throat and neck area that can cause breathing difficulties.

Medications that bring about allergic reactions and have life-threatening side effects have also been part of a few medical recalls in recent years. Doctors are given the responsibility to determine whether medication they prescribe is safe or not for their patients. If they fail in that responsibility, they may be subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit particularly if it is proven that they did not practice due diligence.

 

What to Do if You Are a Victim of a Medical Recall

If you suffered the adverse effects of having a damaged medical device implanted into your body or the ingestion of medication that has manifested dangerous side effects, you might be eligible for compensation. If you were harmed by a faulty medical device, you can claim compensation. If you were prescribed defective medication, your doctor may be liable for medical malpractice.

You can also file for compensation when your doctor continues to use or prescribe faulty medical devices and medication despite the knowledge of the adverse effects these bring and knowledge of a recall. Compensation you may be entitled to when you file your claim can include loss of wages, loss of future earnings, medical expenses, change in the quality of life, and even emotional distress.

You might not be aware of this but all medical malpractice claims are subject to a statute of limitations (SOL). This is the amount of reasonable time that a person can file a claim against the offending party for injuries and compensation. When an SOL runs out, any claims will be considered void due to the fact that the time for filing has run out.

To find out if your case qualifies for compensation, simply fill out our questionnaire and get the answer in minutes. You will get to determine whether or not you have a legitimate claim after taking a few minutes to answer our easy questions. Don’t hesitate to do so as soon as you can since your statute of limitations may soon run out.

Medical devices and medication are supposed to help a person get better, with some even used to help improve and prolong a person’s life. There are times, however, when medication and medical devices cause more harm than good, and this is when these are defective. When such life-saving devices and medication are found to be defective, these are recalled by the manufacturer before more harm is done.

Sometimes before recalls are made, a lot of people have already been affected by the effects of these defects. Companies that manufacture these medical devices and medication may release these to the public for use even when these are not completely safe to use. Such an act makes them liable for any health concerns that arise from the use of such products.

When more than one device or medication causes adverse effects on the people using these, a medical recall is usually issued by the manufacturer. When this happens, you can actually claim compensation for the faulty device or medication that you used which is part of the recall.

What Can Be Part of a Medical Recall

Any product that is used for medical purposes and is then recalled due to defects that were not detected before these were released to the public can be part of a medical recall. Here are examples of these devices and medication:

  • IVC Filters (Inferior Vena Cava Filters) – These are used to prevent blood clots from getting to the vital organs of the body. These are inserted into veins and come shaped like small cage-like devices. The problems these bring are when parts of these devices break off and when these move from where these were first inserted. Both of these can cause serious injuries.
  • Hip and Knee Implants – A lot of all-metal devices that are used to replace body parts can come with defects that can cause a person serious injuries. Hip replacement implants are one of them and this was brought into the public’s view when a massive recall was made for metal hip replacement implants in 2010.
  • Sterilization Devices – Some devices that are used to help prevent unwanted pregnancies from happening have also been the subject of medical recalls. This is due to problems such as punctured reproductive organs and even pregnancies, which these are supposed to prevent.
  • Bone Graft Devices – Complications and side effects that come with the use of bone graft devices that are defective include swelling of the throat and neck area that can cause breathing difficulties.

Medications that bring about allergic reactions and have life-threatening side effects have also been part of a few medical recalls in recent years. Doctors are given the responsibility to determine whether medication they prescribe is safe or not for their patients. If they fail in that responsibility, they may be subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit particularly if it is proven that they did not practice due diligence.

 

What to Do if You Are a Victim of a Medical Recall

If you suffered the adverse effects of having a damaged medical device implanted into your body or the ingestion of medication that has manifested dangerous side effects, you might be eligible for compensation. If you were harmed by a faulty medical device, you can claim compensation. If you were prescribed defective medication, your doctor may be liable for medical malpractice.

You can also file for compensation when your doctor continues to use or prescribe faulty medical devices and medication despite the knowledge of the adverse effects these bring and knowledge of a recall. Compensation you may be entitled to when you file your claim can include loss of wages, loss of future earnings, medical expenses, change in the quality of life, and even emotional distress.

You might not be aware of this but all medical malpractice claims are subject to a statute of limitations (SOL). This is the amount of reasonable time that a person can file a claim against the offending party for injuries and compensation. When an SOL runs out, any claims will be considered void due to the fact that the time for filing has run out.

To find out if your case qualifies for compensation, simply fill out our questionnaire and get the answer in minutes. You will get to determine whether or not you have a legitimate claim after taking a few minutes to answer our easy questions. Don’t hesitate to do so as soon as you can since your statute of limitations may soon run out.

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