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Champaign, IL Defective Medical Product Attorney

Peoria County product liability lawyer for defective implants, pacemakers, and medical instruments

Lawyers for Injuries From Medical Devices, Implants, and Instruments in Springfield, Decatur, and Peoria

There are a wide variety of different types of defective products that can cause injuries, but some of the most serious of these cases involve medical devices. Instruments used by doctors and surgeons, implants, prosthetics, and other medical products are meant to improve patients' health and well-being, but when they are defective, they often do the opposite, causing serious, long-term injuries or wrongful death.

If you or a member of your family have suffered harm because of a defective medical product, the lawyers of Kanoski Bresney can help you take legal action to receive financial compensation. We have over 40 years of experience working with personal injury victims, and we have helped our clients recover more than $400 million in settlements and jury verdicts. We will help you hold the manufacturer of a defective product responsible for your injuries, and we will fight to make sure you receive the respect, response, and results you deserve.

Common Types of Defective Medical Products

Because medical devices and products may be used to address health concerns, they can cause serious harm to patients if they do not function properly, and defects can lead to additional injuries on top of a person's existing medical issues. A manufacturer may be liable for injuries that occur because of design defects, improper testing, quality control failures, or other issues that caused a product to be dangerous. Medical products that may cause injuries to patients include:

  • Implants and artificial joints - Patients with joint injuries may need partial or complete joint replacements, or implants such as metal pins or titanium screws may be used to repair broken bones. In some cases, artificial joints or other implants can break down over time, causing metal fragments to enter a person's bloodstream, which can lead to infections or exposure to toxic substances.
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators - Devices that administer electric shocks to the heart can help patients maintain the correct heart rhythm. When these devices malfunction, a person may experience heart failure or other life-threatening heart conditions, or electric shocks may cause damage to other parts of the body.
  • Transvaginal mesh - These types of implants are intended to help women recover from medical issues that led to pelvic prolapse or urinary incontinence. However, they have been known to break down and cause issues such as vaginal bleeding, bladder perforation, infections, pain, irritation, and continued pelvic organ prolapse and urinary problems.
  • Surgical instruments - If tools used during surgery are defective, they may cause surgical errors and life-threatening injuries. Instruments that break can lead to infections or exposure to toxic substances. The increased use of robotic surgery systems has led to a variety of serious surgical complications, including punctured organs, ruptured blood vessels and arteries, infections and sepsis, bowel damage, and excessive blood loss.
  • Insulin or pain pumps - These devices may be used to regulate insulin levels for patients with diabetes or administer painkillers or other medications. When these pumps do not function correctly, patients may suffer an overdose, or they may experience issues such as hypoglycemia.
  • Breast implants - These implants may leak or become ruptured, releasing toxic chemicals into a person's body or causing pain, swelling, and disfigurement.

Contact Our McLean County Medical Product Defect Attorneys

If you have been injured by a defective medical product, you may not only experience problems that affect your health and well-being, but the conditions that these products were used to address may continue to go untreated. At Kanoski Bresney, we can help you hold a negligent product manufacturer responsible for your injuries, and we will fight to make sure you are repaid for all of your damages, including the costs of medical treatment needed to address your injury, income lost due to a temporary or permanent disability, and the pain and suffering you have experienced. Contact us today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up your free consultation. We represent victims of defective products across the state of Illinois, including Champaign, Peoria, Pekin, Rushville, McLean County, Champaign County, Decatur, Springfield, Quincy, Bloomington, Adams County, Sangamon County, Macon County, Tazewell County, Macomb, McDonough County, Schuyler County, and Peoria County.

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