Homestead Medical Equipment and Devices
Medical equipment and devices are intended to treat patients and save lives. When these pieces of equipment are used incorrectly or are defective in some way, however, serious injuries and even fatalities occur. Each year, patients are rushed to emergency rooms in Homestead and across Florida due to medical device issues.
If you have been injured in a medical setting or think that your injuries may have been caused by faulty medical devices, it is important to get medical advice. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm who believes in justice and compassionate professional legal representation. If you have been injured through no fault of your own and would like honest legal advice about your situation, you can always contact the attorneys at the law firm by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or by using the website to arrange a free case consultation.What Medical Devices and Equipment Are Affected by Defects and Problems?
Just about any medical device and medical equipment can cause injury due to defects or due to incorrect use. Some of the devices that have caused injuries and have resulted in legal claims include:
- Joint replacement components
- Prosthetics for amputations
- Bone substitutes
- Orthopedic hardware
- Cosmetic implants
Medical device manufacturers are expected to carefully test any medical devices before they are released to the public and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve any medical device before it is allowed to be used and sold in the U.S. If defects are discovered by the manufacturer, the manufacturer is expected to alert patients and the public of the problem. Despite this process and despite the regulations concerning medical devices, however, each year in Homestead product liability cases are launched because patients are serious injured or even killed due to faulty medical equipment and devices. Many of these legal claims end up being class action lawsuits, since a defect often means that multiple patients are eventually injured by the product flaw.Seek Compensation Now
If you have been injured by a medical device, time is ticking. Waiting too long to seek compensation can hurt your case. If you have a personal injury claim in Homestead or any Florida community, the longer you wait to file a claim the more trouble you may have getting fair compensation for your injuries. Courts and juries may wonder why you waited a long time in order to seek compensation in the first place. Some of the evidence available in your case may be compromised or missing by the time you seek compensation. In addition, if you've already accepted an insurance offer or a settlement, you may have already unwittingly signed away some or all of your rights to pursue a legal claim.
For all these reasons, contact Flaxman Law Group immediately after suffering an injury or accident. Even if you are not sure whether you want to file a claim or are not sure whether you have a case, there's no risk and no cost associated with contacting Flaxman Law Group to get legal advice that can help ensure you seek fair compensation in your situation.