The manufacturer of a medical product has a responsibility to the user to ensure that it is safe to use. This includes a duty to provide equipment that is free from defects and medicines with as few and harmless side-effects as possible.

If a product falls below the accepted standard, caused by deficiencies in the manufacturing or testing process, and that product is given to patients who subsequently suffer injury or illness as a result, an entitlement to compensation may arise.

There are many different claims for Defective Medical Equipment or Medicine, but the most common are:

  • Drugs like thalidomide, vioxx, statins, opren, benzodiazapines, aspirin and human growth hormone
  • Contaminated blood products and cases of hepatitis C
  • Heart valves and defibrillators, joint replacements, stents etc
  • Breast and corneal implants
  • Contraceptive devices
  • Hair dyes and chemical treatment

If you believe that you may have a claim contact us online now or call 0808 166 8798 for specialist advice.

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