Medical Malpractice Injury

Injuries caused by defective medical devices are debilitating and life-altering.  Unfortunately,  many defective medical devices have caused permanent and irreversible damage to innocent patients.  When seeking medical treatment for yourself or a loved one, there is an expectation that proper medical protocols and procedures will be followed.

Victims of medical malpractice deserve to be compensated for current and future medical bills, lost wages, disability, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.  Medical malpractice claims can be made against doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, chiropractors, technicians, HMOs, hospitals, clinics, and other medical businesses.

Hospitals, clinics and doctors’ insurance companies have lawyers whose job it is to fight to not pay for medical malpractice. If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience to represent you against the insurance companies, and receive full and fair compensation for your injury. In California, there are strict statutory time limits with regard to filing a lawsuit. It is important to contact a lawyer immediately following an injury from medical treatment.

  • Common Causes of Medical Malpractice
  • Failure to properly diagnose
  • Failure to provide a necessary test;
  • Failure to inform the patient of the need for a test;
  • Failure to perform an appropriate evaluation or examination;
  • Failure to provide necessary treatment;
  • Providing the wrong treatment;
  • Improper follow-up;
  • Performing unnecessary surgery;
  • Leaving surgical instruments in the body;
  • Infections after surgery;
  • Inadequate staffing, training, or supervision of staff;
  • Improper drug prescriptions;
  • Failure to refer to a specialist;

Medical Device Defects

Medical device makers are obligated to advise patients of the potential dangers of a medical product. Unfortunately, medical devices are sometimes rushed to market with little research and testing. Physicians also prescribe devices by only relying on the FDA’s approval as their guideline, and the device does not work as intended, causing injuries to innocent patients.  Some companies are careless when making medical devices to save a few dollars, and patients have a right to be compensated.  Whether it is a hip replacement, or knee replacement, the medical manufacturer has a duty to warn of potential side effects or problems.

Medical Device Defects Cases

Types of potentially defective medical devices include:

  • Heart defibrillators
  • Pacemakers
  • Artificial hips, knees and other joint implants
  • Intravascular devices for treating abdominal aortic aneurism
  • Metal screws and plates in the body
  • Intrauterine devices and other birth-control implants
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Breast implants and other cosmetic implants

If you or a loved have suffered from a medical injury, contact Remick Law Group at 949-445-4344 or online by completing our Free Case Review Form.

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