Defective Medical Products & Devices Information From The Abel Firm

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Summary Of Types Of Defective Medical Devices

  1. Intravenous (IV) Units
  2. Stents
  3. Pumps
  4. Heart Valves
  5. Pacemakers
  6. Dialysis Machines
  7. Surgical Screws or Plates
  8. Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
  9. Surgical, Prosthetic, or Cosmetic Implants
  10. Joint Prostheses (e.g., DePuy Hip Replacements)


A defective medical device refers to any medical product, equipment, or implant that fails to perform as intended or poses an unreasonable risk of harm to patients when used according to its instructions. Defective medical devices can result from design flaws, manufacturing errors, inadequate testing, or a combination of these factors.

Common types of defective medical devices include:

  • Intravenous (IV) Units: Devices used for intravenous administration of fluids, medications, or blood products.
  • Stents: Small tube-like devices inserted into arteries or other vessels to keep them open and improve blood flow.
  • Pumps: Medical pumps deliver fluids, medications, or nutrients to patients, and defects can lead to improper dosages or administration.
  • Heart Valves: Prosthetic devices used to replace damaged or diseased heart valves.
  • Pacemakers: Implantable devices that regulate the heart’s rhythm by sending electrical impulses to the heart muscles.
  • Dialysis Machines: Equipment used to filter and purify the blood in patients with kidney failure.
  • Surgical Screws or Plates: Implants used to stabilize fractured bones or provide support during orthopedic surgeries.
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Contraceptive devices placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.
  • Surgical, Prosthetic, or Cosmetic Implants: Various implants used in surgical procedures, including those for joint replacement, breast augmentation, or reconstructive surgery.
  • Joint Prostheses (e.g., DePuy Hip Replacements): Artificial joints used to replace damaged or arthritic joints, such as hip or knee replacements.

When such issues arise, patients may experience serious health complications, and in some cases, legal action may be taken against the manufacturers or distributors.

Get A Highly Experienced Defective Medical Device Attorney Serving Clients Like You In San Francisco, CA

At The Abel Firm, our experience and skill with the litigation of complex product liability claims go far beyond cases involving unsafe motor vehicles or defective automotive components. We also help clients collect compensation for severe or fatal injuries resulting from dangerous or defective medical devices.

How The Abel Firm Can Help You

Dealing with insurance companies and building a case to maximize the compensation that you need requires the help of an experienced attorney. At The Abel Firm, we have had numerous successes helping seriously injured people in Northern California.

We understand that being injured, regardless of the severity, can drastically impact your life. We also understand how important each case is to the lives of our clients. Injured clients only get one chance to recover the compensation that may need to last their entire lives. If their lawyer does not fully understand their injuries, how they have affected their lives, and what they will need moving forward, they may end up with a settlement that is woefully inadequate.

That’s why you need to be represented by respected and experienced San Francisco car accident attorneys after an accident. We have been helping people injured by defective medical devices for more than 29 years. We build every case as if it will go to trial. We know the issues that arise. We know how the insurance companies may approach the case. We have dealt with doctors, bill collectors, claims people, auto insurance adjusters, and lien holders. We have the experience and the staff to handle every aspect of your case.

An injury can create significant financial pressures from medical costs and wage gaps from missed work. In cases involving serious or catastrophic injury, victims may be left with temporary or permanent disability and even lose their ability to earn income altogether.

The unfortunate truth is that dealing with the health complications and aftermath of a defective medical device is confusing and difficult, even if your injuries are relatively minor. However, you don’t have to go through this trying time alone, call an experienced and successful San Francisco lawyer of The Abel Firm.

Our lawyers can ease your burden and build a case to secure the best possible outcome while you focus on your health, your family, and your life.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive full and fair monetary compensation for your injuries.


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About The Abel Firm

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The Abel Law Firm is dedicated to serving the San Francisco Bay Area community by representing and protecting the injured. Led by the esteemed and experienced Robert B. Abel Jr., a renowned personal injury lawyer with over 29 years of experience, the Abel Firm specializes in cases such as car accidents, sexual assault, defective products, construction site accidents, and other traumatic injuries.

The key to our success is the personal attention that we give to each and every case. We believe that every personal injury claim deserves proper representation. We have dedicated our practice to serving the injured. We offer a free initial legal consultation to determine if we can accept your case and fight for your legal rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, we are here to help.

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