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DEFECTIVE MEDICAL
DEVICES

Chicago Defective Medical Device Lawyers

Contact Us if You Were Injured by a Malfunctioning Medical Device

Medical devices can help patients regain their quality of life after suffering an illness, injury, or loss of function because of old age. Sadly, some medical devices that are designed to improve your quality of life may instead hinder it if these devices fail to work as designed.

The Chicago defective medical device lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. know that when a medical device is defective, the results can be tragic. Our firm is committed to providing you with personal attention, dedication to your case, and a successful outcome.

Patients who have medical devices have already undergone surgery to have that device implanted. If this device malfunctions or is suddenly considered dangerous, another surgery may be required to remove and replace the device. This secondary surgery can be risky if your health is already in jeopardy and can lead to serious medical complications.

To schedule a free consultation with our legal team, send us your contact information or call (312) 313-2888.

Common Defective Medical Devices

Over the past 10 years, there have been hundreds of medical devices that have been recalled due to defects.

Some of these include:

  • Pain pumps
  • Medicine pumps
  • Pacemakers
  • Artificial disks
  • Artificial hip replacements
  • Silicone implants
  • Heart stents
  • Artificial knee joints
  • Heart valves
  • Hernia patches
  • Defibrillators
  • Implantable contraceptives and intrauterine devices

What Makes Them Defective

Many cases of defective medical devices are a direct result of the product manufacturer’s negligence. Oftentimes, a company becomes eager for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so they can begin selling the product and does not perform the appropriate tests or conduct the necessary research. They may know or suspect that a defect is present, but not perform tests that would reveal the defect.

When a device is recalled, it does not always have to be surgically removed. If you find that your medical device is defective, you can discuss with your doctor the risk of removal and the risk to your health if that device malfunctions.

Defective medical devices may also be sparked by budget cuts. If further testing is needed and there is not enough money to conduct these tests, a company may recall its product. Design defects that are not discovered until after the product has hit the shelves may also prompt a massive product recall.

Speak With Our Legal Team for Free Today

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., our talented and compassionate lawyers have more than 75 years of experience fighting for the rights of product liability victims, and we understand the limits on these types of lawsuits.

If you live in the Chicago area and have been injured by a defective medical device, please contact our office today. We offer free consultations and will never charge unless we get money for you.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective product and you need help, please call (312) 313-2888 or message us today for a FREE consultation.

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  • Experience on Your Side

    Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

  • Thousands of Clients Helped

    Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

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    Our firm has recovered over $100 millions for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

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    Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

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  • “Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”

    - Monica
  • “I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”

    - Denise
  • “This law firm was very responsive to my needs and very empathetic about my injury.”

    - Kyle