When a medical device that is meant to save a life causes harm, it can lead an individual to file a dangerous medical device claim. While most recommended implantable defibrillators are safe, some have led to defective product recalls. These defective implantable defibrillators should be removed from a patient and replaced with a safer device.Benefits and Risks of an Implantable Defibrillator If you have received an implantable defibrillator in Illinois, your doctor should have discussed ahead of time with you the benefits and risks of receiving one. When receiving an implantable defibrillator, a patient at risk of suffering cardiac arrest may gain some peace of mind. This medical device can alleviate concerns of fainting spells or sudden death from a heart attack. It also allows many patients to resume normal activities that they otherwise would have been prevented from resuming.Some of the risks of an implantable defibrillator include:
- risks associated with having surgery;
- life-threatening heart rhythms;
- failure to deliver shocks when needed; and
- deliverance of unnecessary shocks to the heart.
A defective implantable defibrillator can cause undue injury and harm. If you have suffered serious injuries from a dangerous medical device such as this, a Chicago defective product attorney can talk to you about your options for legal recourse and help determine whether you should file a dangerous medical device claim. Contacting a Chicago Defective Product LawyerThe Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and understand the intricacies of a product liability claim involving defective medical devices. For a no-cost case evaluation and help preparing your evidence contact us today – 312-263-1080