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Nashville Defective Medical Device Lawyer

If you experience a personal injury or illness in Nashville, Tennessee, your doctor may recommend the use of a medical device to improve your health and perhaps even your outlook on life. Sometimes, however, these devices can be defective and cause incredible harm, which can result in new complications. When this happens, the physical and emotional anguish can be devastating.

If your quality of life has been affected, or you have had to endure the tragedy of losing a loved one, due to a defective medical device, call Hughes & Coleman’s Nashville, TN, personal injury lawyers at 800-800-4600 for a free consultation. Our defective medical device attorneys have decades of experience and are here to fight for you so that you can focus on recovering. We can help you arrive at an informed decision regarding your case.

What Does the Term Medical Devices Include?

When the term “medical device” is used, it refers to any type of device that is used to diagnose, treat, or prevent a medical condition, disability, or injury. The term “medical devices” may refer to: transplants, implants, prostheses, wheelchairs, and visual and hearing aids, and more. If such devices are faulty or defective, they can cause injury and sometimes wrongful death.

Some examples of defective medical devices that have caused harm include:

  • Knee replacement 
  • Hip replacement
  • Dentures
  • Heart valves and stents
  • Pacemakers
  • Breast implants
  • Hernia mesh
  • Transvaginal mesh
  • Surgical staplers and staples
  • Bair Hugger
  • Bone cement
  • Insulin pump

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. There are many other types of medical devices that have been found to be defective. If you or your loved one has been injured in relation to a defective medical device, please contact our firm. Let our lawyers help you handle your case for successful results.

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Who May Be Liable For Defective Products?

Claims involving defective medical devices come under the law of product liability. If a consumer purchases a product, or a patient accepts the use of one, he or she expects it to be safe and effective. Nevertheless, when a product such as a medical device has side effects that injure an individual, several parties could be held accountable for the injury. 

Some possible responsible parties may include: 

  • The designer: If the design of a medical device is inherently dangerous, or the product contains hazardous materials, injuries will often result. Perhaps certain safety measures were not integrated into the design, or the designer failed to complete thorough tests or correct problems. In these cases, the designer could very well be held liable for damages caused by the device.

 

  • The manufacturer: Perhaps a medical device is well designed, but the manufacturer failed to assemble it correctly. Maybe the manufacturer used the wrong materials, or worse, chose to use inferior materials just to save money. Such actions on the part of the manufacturer could make them liable for defective product claims. 

 

  • The marketer: A patient has the right to make an informed decision as to whether to accept a certain medical device or not. In order for him or her to do so, a marketer has a duty to provide adequate instructions on the use of a medical device and to list potential usage risks. When a patient is injured due to a failure to warn, the marketer could be held liable.

There are other potential parties that may also be responsible. These may include the physician, the medical facility, and the pharmacist. 

Proving liability for defective products can be difficult. In Tennessee, it must be proven that the product was defective or in a dangerous condition before it left the control of the manufacturer. Or else there was an adequate failure to warn of potential risks.

This is why you need an aggressive lawyer to assist with your product liability case. Hughes & Coleman’s Nashville, TN, personal injury attorneys will work aggressively to help you get fair compensation when we work with you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Types of Compensation You May be Entitled To

In an effort to make a quick profit, some companies take shortcuts with safety requirements. When they fail to follow the strict guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is the patients who may suffer the consequences. And these consequences can be life-threatening or fatal.  

If you or your loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, remember that you have rights. Let us help you during this difficult time to get fair compensation for your loss. 

You may be compensated for:

  • Loss of quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death

Keep in mind that you don’t have an endless period of time to file a claim. In the State of Tennessee, the statute of limitations for product liability (personal injury) cases is only 1 year from the date of the incident. It is therefore wise for you to have a free consultation with an experienced attorney with our law firm in Nashville, Tennessee, as soon as possible.

Why Contact Hughes & Coleman’s Injury Attorneys in Nashville, Tennessee

You should not have to suffer life-changing injuries or emotional loss for someone else’s negligence. When you or your loved one needs to use a medical device, you have the right to expect that the apparatus will not have hazardous side effects. 

However, pursuing a defective medical device claim can be a complicated process. The manufacturers and other companies have teams of experienced attorneys always standing ready to assist them. You need a team of experienced attorneys on your side. The attorneys at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers have decades of experience. Our lawyers can use their experience and firsthand know-how to get you the settlement you deserve. 

Our firm’s excellent client reviews prove how we prioritize the attorney-client relationship. You matter to us. You don’t have to suffer injuries due to a defective medical device alone. Get your case in good hands by getting legal advice from an attorney with our firm. 

Call Hughes & Coleman’s Nashville, Tennessee, personal injury lawyers at 800-800-4600 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.  

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