Defective Medical Equipment & Faulty Medical Product Compensation Claims
Every time you undergo a medical procedure, you are putting your trust in the professional in charge of your care. You can also reasonably expect that any products used in the course of your treatment will have been tested by the manufacturers to ensure they are safe.
The terms 'medical device' and 'medical product' are general terms for items that are used to serve a medical or cosmetic purpose, such as a hip replacement joint, pacemaker or implant.
Faults can occur in either the design, manufacture or application of the device with claims being made against the negligent party according to the circumstances.
Despite strict standards and testing on medical products, devices such as cardiac pacemakers and orthopaedic implants can fail or be defective, proving dangerous or life-threatening in some cases.
Medical products are designed to improve your quality of life, but when they go wrong they can cause serious injuries or exacerbate existing conditions. Our medical solicitors have helped people successfully claim compensation for injuries caused by defective medical devices.
If defective medical products mean that your treatment does not work as it should, or that your health is put in jeopardy, speak to Sheldon Davidson Solicitors about a medical negligence claim.
Call one of our expert legal team today for a free, initial consultation.
They will listen carefully to the specific circumstances of your case and advise you with a high degree of certainty whether there is a legal case to be answered.
If you then choose Sheldon Davidson to act on your behalf you can be sure to benefit from a compassionate and human approach first and foremost and access to some of Manchester's best Medical Negligence Solicitors.
What are some common cases involving defective medical equipment?
All procedures involve the use of medical products in some form, and in the vast majority of cases, there are no issues. However, there are a handful of instances where compensation claims are sometimes necessary.
Operations that involve artificial components such as joint replacements, heart valves, gastric bands or cosmetic implants may be complicated if there is a previously unknown fault with these devices. Consequently, they will need to be removed and in some cases, your health may be adversely affected.
This can also apply to surgical instruments and equipment used during the course of an operation.
Drugs and medicines administered during the course of your treatment should have been stringently safety tested, but in some cases, it may later transpire that they are defective and may cause your illness or injury to worsen.
Can I make a compensation claim for defective medical equipment?
If you are the victim of any medical negligence case involving defective medical products, Sheldon Davidson Solicitors have the experience to help secure the compensation you deserve.
As well as claiming for the suffering and distress caused, you may also be entitled to compensation for the additional cost of any medical care, and for lost earnings resulting from your having to take an extended break from work.
We can often look after your case on a No Win No Fee basis, so contact us today and see if you are entitled to make a claim.
Why choose us?
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident at work and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of non-fault incidents.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors, experienced in defective medical equipment compensation claims, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
We can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We specialise in no win no fee injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
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Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service.
With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your claim is in safe hands.