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Defective Medical Devices

Dangerous or defective medical devices -- such as faulty surgical instruments, implants, pacemakers, and prosthetics -- can give rise to a product liability claim if a person who undergoes surgery or uses a medical device is injured or dies as a result. Although closely monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a product can be defective in its design, manufacturing process, or marketing strategy. In most instances, state lawsuits over federally-approved medical devices face stringent legal obstacles and often receive increased national attention. Below, you will find resources that highlight common high-risk medical devices such as stents and defibrillators, and links to product liability lawyers in your area, as well as helpful forms and other resources. Please select from the links below to get started.

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