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Dallas Defective Medical Device Attorney

Millions of Americans rely on medical devices for their health and well-being each day. Unfortunately, there are times when defective medical devices cause severe injuries and illnesses in patients. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help when you need a Dallas defective medical device attorney. Our team will conduct a full investigation into the device, the medical professionals involved, and your injury so we can secure the compensation you need.

Medical devices and classification levels

Nearly every medical device in the United States has to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it can be distributed and used by consumers. There are three classes of devices that require inspection and approval by the FDA in the United States.

  1. Class I Devices: These are considered low-risk devices that are not invasive. This includes items such as:
    • Bandages
    • Walkers
    • Wheelchairs
    • Basic surgical instruments
  2. Class II Devices: These are considered intermediate-risk devices. This can include items that are moderately invasive but are not necessarily implanted inside a patient’s body. Some common Class II devices include:
    • Insulin pumps
    • CT scanners
    • IV infusion pumps
  3. Class III Devices: This level of the device is considered high-risk and will undergo the most extensive inspection and testing by the FDA. These devices are typically invasive and implanted inside a patient’s body for life-sustaining reasons. Some of the most common Class III devices include:
    • Pacemakers
    • Spinal cord stimulators
    • Deep-brain stimulators
    • Heart valves

Medical devices, even those that have been rigorously tested, can become defective. Studies have shown that defective medical devices caused more than 80,000 deaths in this country from 2008 to 2018.

Victims who have been injured due to a defective medical device must often undergo extensive medical procedures and corrective treatments in order to repair damage to their bodies. Unfortunately, many medical device errors are not discovered until after a patient passes away, leaving family members picking up the pieces.

In Texas, the medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the date the medical mistake occurred. When it comes to defective medical devices, discovering the date the injury actually occurred can be difficult. It is important to work with a skilled Dallas medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible so an investigation into the case can begin.

Call us for a consultation of your case today

If you or somebody you love has been injured or become ill due to a defective medical device, you need to turn to an attorney as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping patients and family members of those injured due to defective medical devices. We will fully investigate your case in an effort to secure compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

If a medical provider or device company was grossly negligent, we will also work to secure punitive damages on your behalf. When you need a Dallas defective medical device attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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