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Hollywood Medical Equipment and Devices

We rely on medical equipment and devices to get better or to heal after a serious injury. Unfortunately, medical devices and equipment can be defective or can be used incorrectly, leading to serious injuries and even fatalities. If you have been injured by incorrect use of medical equipment or by defective medical devices in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to review your situation. You may have a legal claim that helps you seek compensation to pay for your injuries.

How Medical Devices Can Lead to Injuries and Medical Malpractice Claims in Hollywood

There are many reasons why medical equipment and devices can lead to injuries:

  • Incorrect use of the equipment and devices
  • Incorrect information may be given to the patient about proper use of the devices and equipment
  • Doctors and other staff maybe incorrectly trained about the use the devices and equipment
  • Defects in equipment and devices
  • The information that a manufacturer provides with the equipment may be defective in some way
Who Is Responsible For My Injuries?

There may be multiple liable parties and medical injuries resulting from defective equipment. Defective devices can result in many types of claims, including:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Birth injury claims
  • Product defects claims
  • Misdiagnosis claims
  • Class-action lawsuits
  • There are many situations where defective equipment and medical devices in a setting can lead to a legal claim:
  • A doctor uses forceps or other medical devices incorrectly during delivery or pregnancy, leading to birth defects
  • A manufacturer does not properly test and check medical equipment or transplant equipment, leading to a class-action lawsuit when patients become ill from the medical device or item
  • A patient sustains injuries as a result of defective crutches, wheelchairs, and other medical devices
  • A patient sustains infections, or other serious injuries as a result of incorrect use of scalpels and other medical devices during surgery or a procedure
  • A patient is misdiagnosed or fails to get life-saving treatment because staff at the hospital or clinic incorrectly use screening equipment or testing equipment -- either with the patient or at the laboratory

In all of these situations, the results can be devastating. Birth injuries caused by defective use of forceps or other medical equipment, for example, can haunt child for the rest of their lives. A patient who has sustained a serious infection as a result of incorrect use of devices during a procedure or surgery may face a lifetime of permanent injury or may face life-threatening complications.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to medical malpractice in Hollywood or problems with medical equipment and devices, you may have a legal claim. Flaxman Law Group personal injury attorneys have been part of the Hollywood community for years and have seen firsthand how devastating it is for South Florida patients to be seriously injured in a medical setting. Most patients feel angry and upset, because they expect doctors and hospitals to make them better, not sicker. If you have gone through this process and would like to know about your legal options and would like to secure financial resources for yourself and your family, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time for a free, no obligation case review.

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