Health care has made huge strides in prolonging and improving lives with the development of new and improved medical devices.
The number of the populace dependent on devices to sustain them or help them function properly grows daily. Whether it be life saving devices such as stints, pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps, etc. or replacements for worn out joints, or something as simple as a mesh screen to repair a hernia, more and more people find themselves relying on devices to improve their lives. The development of reliable, safe devices are intensely complex feats of engineering and mistakes are bound to occur. When medical devices malfunction or cause unexpected harm, the user is often entitled to be compensated for their loss or injury, just as if harm was caused by any other product. There are a wide variety of circumstances for which compensation is attainable. Joint replacement devices which wear out or break short of their expected life spans, pumps that malfunction, batteries whose lifespan is miscalculated or improperly monitored, products that have been improperly engineered or tested, all of these and more could be defects for which compensation is attainable. WJD Law has experts at the ready and is always up to speed on the latest problems emerging with medical technology.