Defective medical equipment claims

Have you been injured by defective equipment or products used in medical procedures? If so, you might have a claim for medical negligence.

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When it comes to medical devices and equipment, we rely on manufacturers to produce a product that is safe to use and will last over time. There are rigid tests and standards in place, but errors can happen.

A recent example of that is Oculentis, who manufactured defective lenses used in eye surgery to correct cataracts and other sight defects. A number of patients began experiencing blind patches in their sight since having their lenses replaced.

Types of defective medical device claims

  • Medical implants or devices inserted during surgery – such as hip and knee replacements, pacemakers and mesh implants
  • Medical instruments used
  • Faulty diagnostic equipment
  • Faulty defibrillators
  • Defective drugs or medicines

It may be that a device is faulty or fails after a period of time. Either way if it causes injury or worsens your condition, you may be eligible to make a claim.

Why make a defective medical device claim?

If medical negligence has occurred, then you have a right to justice and compensation.

If you have been injured and needed time off work to recover, making a claim can allow you the time you need to recover, without the worry over financial pressures.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our medical negligence solicitors are very experienced in these types of claim and will do all the hard work, so you can concentrate on your recovery. They know how to put together a case to help you achieve maximum compensation. We also offer a No Win No Fee* service for cases in England and Wales.

About No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

How much compensation will I receive?

That very much depends on your injury and how severe it is. Our advisors will help by giving you advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period from the date of the incident.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

It’s a good idea to contact us as soon as possible so we can give you an idea of your next steps. Just get in touch, or we can call you at a time that’s convenient.

We’ll ask you a few questions and take it from there. There’s no pressure or obligation to continue with a claim – it’s totally up to you.