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A medical device is an instrument designed to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of health-related issues. Far too often, patients are harmed by the medical devices that they expected would make their lives easier. A number of life-saving medical devices have turned out to be life-threatening because of poor design and testing, defective components, or misrepresentation of side effects. A defective medical device poses a serious health risk to people requiring its use.

The Maine defective medical device attorneys of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott represents clients, and the survivors of deceased clients, who have suffered serious injury or death as the result of defective medical products. Call our experienced legal team of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott at (800) 639-7026 or contact us online to learn more about your legal options.

Each year hundreds of new medical devices, including joint replacement components, cosmetic implants and surgical instruments, are introduced to the marketplace by medical device makers. In order for medical devices to be marketed to the general public, they must first be approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The unfortunate truth is that the FDA is unable to carefully test all such devices for safety and efficacy, sometimes approving a new device on the basis of its “substantial similarity” to an already existing device. Typically, injuries incurred from unsafe medical devices are not isolated incidents. When the number of injury reports grows, companies will investigate the reports and determine whether a product recall is necessary. A recall is a company’s way of acknowledging that there is a problem and attempting to remove the dangerous item from the market.

Because cases involving defective medical devices are complex and expensive, you should have an attorney who is experienced in the area. Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has the experience, resources, and network of medical experts and investigators to successfully pursue claims against medical device companies. We can evaluate your possible claim relating to any medical device, including dangerous products for which there has already been a recall such as:

  • Angioplasty stents for heart surgery;
  • Artificial heart valves;
  • Cosmetic implants;
  • Defective wheelchairs, lifts, and medical aids;
  • Guidant heart devices;
  • HeartMate II heart pump;
  • Kugel mesh patches for hernia repair;
  • Medtronic pacemakers;
  • Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator lead recall;
  • PCA pain pumps;
  • Replacement joints (hips, knees, shoulders);
  • Shoulder pain pumps;
  • Surgical apparatus;
  • Tainted donor tissue implants.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective medical device, it is critical that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. If you believe you or someone you love was injured or killed because of an unsafe medical device, contact the knowledgeable Maine defective product lawyers at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott. Since 1853, we have been an integral part of Maine, building strong relationships and contributing to the communities we serve. We fight to protect the rights of injured people and their families.

At Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, we have a record of success and we energetically work to achieve results for our clients. In addition to cases handled in the Lewiston-Auburn area, we are prepared to handle negligence claims on behalf of clients in Portland, Biddeford, Bangor, Augusta, Waterville, Rockland, and other Maine communities. We would like to meet with you to discuss your case. Please call us at (800) 639-7026  or use our contact us online.