Common Products Liability Claims Involving Defective Medical Devices
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, you have the option to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. There are three general types of defective medical device claims under products liability law:
- Defectively designed medical devices: These cases involve products that had some sort of inherent defect in design. There is a chance the defective design may go unnoticed for some time after the product hits the market. Often, defective design claims for medical devices involve devices that break down in an unexpected way. Victims may claim the manufacturer or designer knew of the danger but purposefully hid it from the public or otherwise purposefully delayed removing the product from the market.
- Defectively manufactured medical devices: In these types of devices, defects were introduced in the manufacturing process, occurring at manufacturing facilities or any point between the factory and the place where the device was received.
- Medical devices with misleading advertising: Medical devices must carry certain warnings, recommendations and instructions for use. For example, a product’s manufacturer must warn customers of all potential hazards they could reasonably expect from that product’s use. If the manufacturer knows of such a hazard but does not provide a written warning, it could be liable for improper or misleading advertising.
To learn more about the various types of defective medical device claims and the best way for you to proceed if you’ve been injured, speak with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney at Rudberg Law Offices, LLC. Give us a call at 412-488-6000 or contact us online.