Did you Suffer Injuries Due to a Defective Pacemaker?
If you have an abnormal heart rhythm you may need a pacemaker to maintain a consistent heart rate. You trust that the device implanted into your body is safe and efficient. However, if a pacemaker is not properly manufactured or tested, it can cause serious injuries or even death. At Schwartz Injury Law we represent the interests of our clients who have suffered injuries due to a defective medical device.
Defective Medical Products Can Cause Irreparable Damage
Doctors will implant pacemakers near the heart so that they deliver electrical shocks and impulses. This is designed to maintain a normal heart rate. Despite strict regulations by the Food and Drug Administration, time pressures and tight budgets can force a manufacturer to rush a device to market before it is thoroughly tested.
Unfortunately, it usually takes several reports of injuries or harmful effects before a recall is issued. That can lead a defective medical product to injure hundreds or thousands of people before something is done to address the problem.
Manufacturers are supposed to make sure that all medical devices, including pacemakers, are safe and efficient. Defective devices should be corrected before they are released to the general public.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
A manufacturer may be liable for any injuries caused by a defective pacemaker. The party who designed or sold a device may also be liable. An attorney may file a product liability claim against that at-fault party. Once an issue is reported, the company may issue a recall. But this does not necessarily exclude the company from liability. If the device is defective, it is recalled. Any injuries caused by the defective product should be reported in your claim so you can pursue compensation for your damages.
Contact an Orland Park Defective Medical Product Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device that you believe is defective or dangerous a skilled Cook County defective medical device injury attorney is prepared to help. At Schwartz Injury Law it is our goal to help you get the compensation you deserve from all liable parties. Call 708-888-2160 for a free consultation.