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Dallas Medical Product Liability Attorney

Millions of Americans rely on medical products to stay healthy each day. In most cases, these medical devices function properly, but there are times when defective medical products cause significant injuries or illnesses. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Dallas medical product liability attorney. Our team will conduct a complete investigation into what happened so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to.

Medical devices save lives

Medical devices are used to diagnose and/or treat various illnesses and injuries that a person may have. There is a wide variety of medical devices that are regularly used throughout the country. Some of the most common of these include the following:

  • Pacemakers
  • Defibrillators
  • Transvaginal meshes
  • Insulin pumps
  • Heart stents
  • Hearing aids
  • Hip implants
  • Breast implants
  • Contraceptive devices
  • and more

All medical devices in the US must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can be used on patients. There are varying levels of devices that are classified based on how much risk they pose to a patient, with more invasive devices typically posing more risks.

Medical devices typically become defective in one of three ways:

  1. A design defect that is not discovered during testing
  2. A manufacturing error the alters the device design
  3. Defective marketing or instructions

Who can be held liable for defective medical devices in Dallas?

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a defective medical device, determining liability is often difficult. The specific factors related to each particular case is going to determine who could face a product liability lawsuit. This could include:

  • The manufacturer or designer of the device
  • A third-party distributor of the device
  • A doctor or surgeon who recommended the device
  • The medical professional who implanted the device
  • The medical facility where the device was implanted
  • Any medical professional responsible for follow-up care

Lawsuits surrounding defective medical products can become complicated, usually because the lines between a medical malpractice claim and a product liability claim are blurred. These cases typically require extensive investigation, and a skilled medical malpractice and product liability attorney is going to be needed to help with these cases.

Call our medical not practice attorneys today

If you or somebody you love has been injured or become ill due to a defective medical product, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our goal is to ensure you receive compensation for your losses, which can include:

  • Full coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost income if you are unable to work while you recover
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering and loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the device company or manufacturer

If you need a Dallas medical product liability 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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