Defective Medical Implants / Devices
As medical technology continues to improve, patients across the world are treated with medical implants and devices to alleviate medical conditions.
Most medical implants and devices are surgically inserted. Examples of medical implants that are commonly used are:
- Metal hip replacements
- Heart defibrillators
- Vaginal mesh
- Gastric bands
- Breast augmentation implants
- Contraceptive devices
Unfortunately, thousands of patients suffer adverse consequences from defective medical implants and devices every year. For example, there has been a worldwide recall of certain brands of metal on metal hip implants due to metal particles entering the patients’ blood stream. In other cases, devices do not work, causing suffering to the patient and further surgery for the item to be replaced.
If you have been treated by a dangerous or defective medical implant or device, you might be entitled to compensation. Claims are usually made against the manufacturer or distributor of the device.
At Stacks Goudkamp we are experienced in obtaining compensation for clients who have been treated with defective medical devices. To read our success stores, visit our case studies page here.
If you would like to find out more about your potential medical negligence claim, contact us now to speak to one of our compassionate medical negligence lawyers.