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Defective Medical Product Claims

Medical NegligenceManufacturers of medical equipment of supplies have a clear responsibility towards patients that the equipment is fit for use and medical supplies, drugs and treatments will be as effective as possible whilst giving the least side effects possible. If these responsibilities have been neglected, it can cause serious consequences to patients and families of those concerned.

Specific areas where medical negligence cases have been bought about are –

  • Chemical treatments
  • Corneal implants
  • Cosmetic implants
  • Drugs
  • Heart valves
  • Hip joints
  • Medicines

It may be the case that the equipment used during a procedure was deemed to be defective or alternatively in terms of medicines or treatments, it could be the case that the medicine or treatment was not rigorously tested before being introduced or it was manufactured incorrectly. In instances such as these there could be a case for bringing about a medical negligence claim for compensation.

If you are considering making a medical negligence claim due to the ill effects of having used or experienced defective medical products, drugs or medicines you may wish to view the following sections.

Who can make a claim for medical negligence?

Are there time limits for making a medical negligence claim?

How much would my medical negligence claim be worth?

How do I make a claim for medical negligence?