What to Do if a Medical Device You Use is Recalled
When a doctor recommends the use of a medical device as treatment for a condition, we trust that the device will be safe and effective. Sadly, this is not always the case. Many medical devices are released onto the market despite having defects, causing side effects, or not being properly tested. When the dangers of defective medical devices are revealed — or at worst, when a defective medical device causes injury — they are sometimes recalled.
If a medical device you use is recalled, it is important to get all of the facts about the recall and contact your doctor to learn how the recall may personally affect you. Then, contact our legal team. You may have a legal claim against the manufacturer of the medical device.
Research the Recall
Once you learn of a recall, you should get all of the information you can find about the issue. You may hear about a recall from the manufacturer or from your doctor, but more likely, you will first learn of the recall on the news or while doing your own research on the medical device. Recall announcements are generally not released directly to patients, but are announced in a general media release. You should continue to do your own research about the recall to ensure you have all of the information you need.
Call Your Doctor
Speaking with your doctor is the most important step you should take once you learn that a medical device you use is recalled. Your doctor will be able to provide you with further information about the recall and the dangers of using the device, as well as how those dangers may impact you specifically. Even if a device is recalled, it’s possible that the risks will not apply to your case. If the recall does apply to you, your doctor can create an alternative treatment plan for you.
Contact Our Legal Team
If a medical device you use is recalled, you may have a claim against the manufacturer. We can advise you on the validity of your claim, and can help you collect evidence and build a case.
The attorneys of The Groth Law Firm, S.C. are available to discuss your case if you have been injured because of a defective product. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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