Medical device manufacturers tend to rush products onto the market without adequate testing harming thousands of innocent people every year. When a defective medical device causes an injury, the device manufacturers should be held responsible. The Washington, D.C., attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, help victims of defective medical devices obtain financial compensation for their injuries and losses.
If you were injured or lost a loved one to a defective medical device, contact the attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, for a complimentary consultation. Our medical device injury attorneys have the skills and experience to help you recover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other losses related to your injury.
At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we are:
- Accomplished trial advocates;
- Effective settlement negotiators and trial litigators; and
- Aggressive fighters for your legal goals.
Whether we negotiate a settlement or go to trial, you can be confident in May Lightfoot, PLLC’s determination to obtain the compensation you deserve.
How a Washington D.C. Medical Device Injury Lawyer Can Help
Medical device injury claims are one of the most complex legal claims. They require a skilled medical device injury attorney and a team of specialized legal staff to prove your injuries were the result of a defective or dangerous medical device.
At May Lightfoot, PLLC, our attorneys build your medical device injury claim by doing the following on your behalf:
- Gathering relevant evidence;
- Hiring needed experts;
- Obtaining medical reports and documents;
- Researching and reviewing government data regarding the defective product and any related injuries; and
- Assessing the value of your claim, including any future accident-related medical and financial needs.
Our mass tort lawyers at May Lightfoot, PLLC, will protect your legal rights against large medical device manufacturers and their insurance companies. We have the ability to resolve even the most complicated medical device injury cases through a settlement negotiation or a trial.
May Lightfoot, PLLC, will keep you updated as your case progresses and handle your legal claim competently and confidently, allowing you time and energy to focus on healing. Call us in Washington, D.C., today. We look forward to answering your medical device injury questions and addressing your legal concerns.
Medical Device Injury Liability in Washington D.C.
Liability in a medical device injury case depends on the victim’s attorney proving that the victim was harmed and suffered losses due to the defective medical device and that the device was defective due to one of the following reasons:
- A design defect. A flaw in the medical device’s design make it unreasonably dangerous;
- A manufacturing defect. Problems in the manufacturing process caused the product to become contaminated or otherwise unreasonably dangerous; or
- A failure to provide sufficient instructions or warning. A product’s manufacturer or seller failed to provide adequate instructions for proper use or to warn of likely risks or side effects.
There are several parties who may be held responsible for a defective medical device injury claim, including, but not limited to:
- The medical device manufacturer;
- The pharmacy or medical device supplier; and
- The surgeon who implanted the device.
Adverse Reactions to Defective Medical Devices
There are many different adverse reactions or side effects common to defective medical devices. Some examples are as follows:
- Failure or migration of an implanted device;
- Perforation of tissues and organs;
- Allergic reaction;
- Adhesions; and
Recalled Defective Medical Devices
Examples of defective and recalled medical devices include the following:
- Medtronic’s dual-chamber pacemakers
- Abbott’s defibrillators;
- ICU Medical’s vial spikes;
- Dexcom’s glucose monitoring system;
- CareFusion’s Alaris Pump Module;
- Nurse Assist’s Saline Flush IV syringes;
- Abbott’s cardiac pacemakers;
- Cook Medical’s catheters;
- Magellan Diagnostics’ blood lead testing systems; and
- West Pharmaceutical’s fluid transfer systems.
Contact an Experienced Washington D.C. Medical Device Injury Attorney Today
If any of these or any other medical device harmed you, it is imperative you contact May Lightfoot, PLLC. We are available to help patients and their families throughout Washington, D.C., who need legal assistance with a medical device injury claim.
Contact May Lightfoot, PLLC, online or at (202) 919-6463 to schedule your consultation by phone, Zoom or FaceTime, or in-person; however you are most comfortable.