Defective Product FAQ
1. What are defective medical devices?
Medical devices are tools used to help treat individuals who are suffering from debilitating conditions. These devices may be used at a hospital, in a person’s home, or at a rehabilitation center, and their use may or may not require the assistance of a healthcare professional.
When a medical device breaks or malfunctions, it can cause harm to the person using it. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a defective medical device, the Connecticut product liability attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers may be able to help.
2. What happens when the FDA issues a medical device recall?
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a recall, it is a formal way for the FDA to address a problem with a medical device that violates FDA regulations and is considered a risk to public health.
Just because a medical device is recalled doesn’t mean that people should stop using the product. Recalls may be issued for a number of reasons, including:
- Adjusting settings on the device
- Destroying the device
- Inspecting the device for problems
- Monitoring patients for health issues
- Notifying patients of a problem
- Re-labeling the device
- Repairing the device
If you were injured by a defective medical device, you may be owed compensation. Find out how a Connecticut defective product lawyer from our law firm can help.
3. How can a lawyer help with defective medical device claims?
The Connecticut product liability attorneys at Carter Mario have an extensive background in handling medical device claims and the experience to provide you with professional legal representation.
Without a lawyer on your side, you’ll face a big insurance company and the product’s manufacturer on your own. The odds may be against you. Don’t let big insurance companies or manufacturers take advantage of your rights. Get Carter. Call us today at (800) 900-6700 or complete a free initial consultation form, and get help now.
4. How do I prove a defective product caused my injuries?
To prove a defective product caused you harm, you must be able to provide medical evidence of your injuries and documentation of the product’s failure. We can help you collect this pertinent information to help prove your case.
At Carter Mario, we know what to look for, and we’ll perform a thorough investigation of your claim. It’s our goal to help you recover from your injuries, and we’ll do everything we can to properly prepare your case.
5. Who is responsible for my medical device injuries?
Though the manufacturer of a device may be held responsible in many medical device cases, other parties, such as distributors and healthcare providers, should also be considered. Knowingly distributing a defective medical device or failing to adequately warn patients about the known risks of using a medical device are both potentially negligent—or careless—actions.