Florida Medical Equipment Liability Lawyer Works to Recover Fair Compensation for Clients in the Lakeland Area
Lifelong Florida resident offering a hands-on approach to your case throughout the Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring areas
Using a medical device to improve your health is an unavoidable fact of life for many people. But when that device is defective and causes serious injuries, it’s important to seek the help of a skilled lawyer to help recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., Attorney Nora Leto has more than 30 years of legal experience dealing with personal injury cases, including injuries caused by faulty medical equipment. The firm works diligently to examine the evidence surrounding your injuries to find the responsible party in order to collect damages on your behalf. And Ms. Leto is dedicated to the citizens of Florida, providing each client who comes to us for help with personalized service specifically tailored to the case.
Potentially hazardous medical equipment
Medical equipment is a broad term that includes almost any device or tool used by a medical professional to treat a health condition. Some of these tools are more dangerous than others, including:
- Heart stents
- Implants for joint replacements (including hip and shoulder replacements)
- Contraceptive devices
How to prove medical liability
To prove medical equipment liability, we need to look at the device itself to see what exactly made it so dangerous. Different devices are dangerous for different reasons and can cause serious injuries because of one of the following reasons:
- Defectively manufactured medical devices — This occurs when a medical device is designed to safety specifications, but because of cheap materials and poor production practices, causes serious injuries to a patient. This is common with knee, hip and shoulder replacements that aren’t built to last. We examine the evidence and the specifications of each device to determine if a manufacturing flaw is to blame for your injuries.
- Medical devices with a design flaw — Certain devices are just designed poorly, thus making them too dangerous to use on patients. This flaw doesn’t occur during manufacturing, but instead during the initial blueprint phase. This is common with certain electrical medical devices that overheat and end up causing severe burns to patients.
- Improper warning label on the device — Some medical devices are always going to be dangerous, but when there is no warning label that alerts patients to the hazards, the manufacturer is at fault. For example, certain contraceptive devices cause serious side effects, but without the proper warning label on the packaging or from the doctor, the consumer would never know about this.
It’s important that your products liability attorney at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. understands why the device was harmful in the first place, because this knowledge determines who is truly at fault. Depending on your situation, it could be the manufacturer of the equipment or the medical professional in charge of using the device who is culpable for your injuries.
Get the help you need with your medical equipment liability case today
Call Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to receive high-quality representation if you have suffered injuries due to a defective medical device. Our offices are located in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Sebring and Tampa for your convenience. And we offer free consultations on all personal injury cases.