Illinois Defective Medical Products Attorney

Illinois Defective Medical Products Attorney

Chicago Law Firm Representing Clients Injured By Dangerous Medical Devices

The technological advances in the field of medicine over the past century have helped save countless lives and allowed many people to address serious medical conditions. However, even though we expect the devices and equipment doctors use to be safe, this is not always the case. A large number of people continue to be injured by defective medical devices, and when this happens, victims may be able to pursue compensation from negligent manufacturers or medical professionals.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our skilled product liability attorneys understand the legal issues involved in pursuing a lawsuit for injuries which were caused by defective medical products. We are dedicated to holding negligent parties responsible for the injuries caused to our clients, and we work to help put laws and regulations in place to improve public safety by preventing dangerous products from being approved for use.

Common Injuries from Defective Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical devices, and it requires extensive research and testing to be completed before a product can be released to the market. Despite these measures, dangerous devices often become available, and a large number of patients may be injured before the problems with these products become known. Some products that have been found to cause injuries include:

  • Pacemakers - These surgically implanted defibrillators are used to maintain a proper heart rhythm for patients with arrhythmia. Some pacemakers have been found to improperly deliver electrical shocks to patients' bodies or fail altogether, resulting in life-threatening heart conditions.
  • Insulin pumps - Diabetic patients often use these devices to maintain proper insulin levels in their bodies. When these devices fail, they can cause fatal conditions such as hypoglycemia or ketoacidosis.
  • Artificial joints - People who experience joint injuries may require complete joint replacement. Unfortunately, some products, such as metal-on-metal hip replacements or knee replacements have been found to break down over time, causing metal debris to enter the body and leading to serious infections and exposure to toxic substances.
  • Blood clot filters - These devices, which are implanted in the blood stream to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart, brain, or lungs, have been found to break down and puncture blood vessels or organs, leading to infections and internal bleeding.
  • Vaginal mesh - These implants are used to address issues such as pelvic prolapse or incontinence, but they have been found to break down, leading pieces of the mesh to perforate organs such as the bladder or intestines and causing infections, bleeding, and serious pain.
  • Surgical instruments - If the tools used during surgical procedures are not manufactured properly, they can cause infections or other complications. Devices that do not function correctly, such as malfunctioning endoscopes or robotic surgery systems, can lead to injuries from surgical errors.
  • Breast implants - A leaking or ruptured implant can cause pain and swelling, as well as disfigurement and the need for additional surgeries.

Contact Our Chicago Defective Product Lawyers

When a defective medical device is used during a patient's treatment, it can cause serious injuries that have a long-term effect on their health and well-being. The attorneys of TKK can investigate your case to establish that your injury was caused by a defective product, and we can also help determine whether medical malpractice by a doctor or surgeon contributed to your injury. We will work with you to pursue compensation from the manufacturer of a dangerous device and any other negligent parties. Contact us today at 312-605-8800 to arrange a free consultation.

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