Phoenix Defective Medical Device Attorney
Every year, product manufacturers allow thousands of defective, faulty, malfunctioning, dangerous, low-quality and poorly designed medical devices to reach consumers. Sadly, these devices can cause life-altering personal injuries and illnesses, as well as patient deaths. State and federal laws hold medical device manufacturers to high standards of care. If a manufacturer fails to meet these standards, resulting in consumer injuries or deaths, it could be legally responsible for damages.
The Phoenix defective medical device attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy represent clients in product liability injury lawsuits based on defective health care devices. We understand this practice area and how to obtain maximum compensation for injured patients. Please contact us for a free consultation if you believe you might have a case.
Why We Are the Right Firm for You
- Our law firm has roots that run deep in the Southwest, with over 40 years as a personal injury law firm and industry relationships that extend across the globe.
- Our attorneys offer no-cost, nonobligatory initial case evaluations so a lawyer can review your potential defective medical device claim and answer your questions at no risk.
- Our firm has the power to take on even the largest, most complex and most challenging product liability claims in Phoenix.
When to Contact a Phoenix Defective Medical Device Attorney
As soon as you suspect a defective medical product is the cause of your serious injuries or a loved one’s passing, contact a lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy for assistance. Speaking to a Phoenix injury lawyer could help you understand your rights as an injured consumer. You may discover you have grounds to bring a claim against the device’s manufacturer in pursuit of financial compensation. Act quickly to ensure you do not miss Arizona’s two-year deadline on bringing product liability lawsuits.
Examples of Defective Medical Devices
A defective medical device is one that does not perform as the manufacturer intended or that poses an unreasonable risk of harm to patients from dangerous design elements. Defective products contain one of three types of issues: design flaws, manufacturing mistakes or marketing errors. Although any medical device could contain a defect that ultimately causes patient harm, certain types of devices in the industry have instigated lawsuits more than others.
- Da Vinci surgical robots
- Dialysis machines
- Drug-coated stents
- Hernia patches
- Hip and knee replacements
- Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters
- Intrauterine device (IUD) birth control
- Transvaginal mesh
A defective medical device could derail a patient’s treatment. It could inhibit the patient’s recovery and hurt his or her prognosis for the future. In the most severe cases, a defective device could cause wrongful death. If one of these common defective medical devices caused you or a loved one’s injuries, you may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer with the help of a Phoenix defective medical device lawyer.
Navigating Product Liability Laws in Arizona
A product liability claim holds that the item in question contained a defect and that the defective item was the main factor in causing the claimant’s injuries or losses. Lawsuits on the basis of strict product liability do not need to prove the manufacturer’s negligence or fault for the victim’s injuries. A claim based on negligence, however, would require proof of the manufacturer or distributor’s breach of duty. A Phoenix product liability lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy could help you understand and navigate Arizona’s product liability laws for the best odds of obtaining a financial award. We could also help you file your claim, collect evidence, build a case and demand fair compensation.
Find Out If You Have a Case Today
Defective medical devices are behind thousands of serious injuries and deaths each year. At Gallagher & Kennedy, we aim to make a change in the medical product manufacturing industry through injured patient representation. We work hard to hold device manufacturers and distributors accountable for faulty or low-quality products that harm patients. We may be able to help you and your family by securing compensation for your losses, including related medical expenses and pain and suffering. Discuss your potential lawsuit with an attorney today. Contact us online or call (602) 530-8400.