A defective medical device is a device that was designed and manufactured to help patients with a specific medical problem, but the device fails or does not operate as it should once it is in use by the patient. Manufacturers of these devices are legally responsible for the injuries they cause, including the victim’s pain and suffering.
Medical devices can help people live better lives and can save lives. But when they are defective, they can harm patients and they can take lives. In fact, modern medical devices have made it possible for people with bad hips and knees to walk again through the use of hip or knee replacements. They can regulate the heart so that people with heart problems can live longer and better lives through the use of pacemakers or defribrillators. But when they do not work correctly or fail, the result can be catastrophic and even cause a patient’s death.
Generally, medical device defects fall into one of three categories: a design defect; a manufacturing defect; or a failure to properly warn of risks associated with use of the device. Medical devices are often found to be defective after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved them and they have been used or implanted in patients. Over the past several years, the FDA has recalled many medical devices and / or recommended that patients consult with their physicians about making a correction to the device or removing it, which can carry its own set of risks in the case of such products as internal heart defibrillators or pacemakers.Getting Legal Help for Defective Medical Devices
Patients injured by a defective medical device have the right to recover for their injuries. These cases are particularly painful for victims — as they have relied on the expertise and skill of their physicians to recommend the right device for their medical problems — only to be left with an injury caused by the manufacturer of the device.
Georgia lawyer Charles Scholle has the knowledge and expertise to effectively represent patients who are injured or die because of a defective medical device. As is the case with defective products when a medical device causes serious injury or death due to a defect, Georgia victims are entitled to pursue their legal rights against the manufacturer to compensate them for injury and other damages such as wage loss and pain and suffering.
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If a defective medical device has injured you or someone you love, contact the Law Offices of Scholle Law for a free legal evaluation and confidential consultation. For nearly two decades, Charles Scholle has built a reputation for his compassionate and skilled representation of those who have suffered injury. His philosophy of legal practice is a dedication to excellence, which means that he provides personal attention to his clients and treats every case with the care and concern it deserves.
He handles the most complex legal and medical issues and knows how to build the strongest case on his clients’ behalf. And just as importantly, he is acutely aware that the clients in his law practice are often under great stress and are worried about what the future holds for them and their family. That is why he communicates closely with his clients about the handling of their case so that they understand what they can expect and keeps them informed as the case proceeds. He will take a case to trial if in consultation with his clients it becomes clear that the defendants and their insurance carriers have not made a reasonable settlement offer. His respect within the legal community is due to his skill and his record of successes for his clients.
To schedule your free confidential consultation with Charles Scholle for your defective medical device case, please contact us online, or call locally to 770-717-5100 or toll-free anytime to 866-972-5287.
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