Defective medical devices can result in severe and painful injuries that require significant amounts of rehabilitation. A hip or a knee implant are two (2) types of common medical devices. While hip and knee implants are used in people of differing ages, the most common use is seen in the older generation. As a result of the patients being older, there are frequently additional complications and concerns to consider.
What happens if a medical device fails years later? The person now years older usually has to undergo additional surgery to fix or replace the defective device, which is referred to as a revision surgery. Because the patient is older there are normally additional health concerns that also can make the revision surgery life-threatening. Hospital stays can be long and rehabilitation starts anew. All of these factors can lead to severe emotional distress, extensive medical bills and significant pain and suffering. If negligence is proven, the manufacturers of medical devices can be held liable for the injuries that result.
Miller Luzier PLLC is currently investigation defective medical device injury claims involving the following: