What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured by a Defective Medical Device?


If you have been injured by a defective medical device, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced defective medical device attorney to learn how to file a successful claim in Texas.

What are the most common consequences of a defective medical device?

Defective medical devices will come with a wide variety of consequences. Being affected by a defective device may include a wide range of emotional, financial, and physical burdens that could have been avoided if the device in question was working properly. Individuals may even be required to go through an additional surgery to have the device removed when it is determined that a device has had adverse or negative effects.

What steps should I take after being injured by a defective medical device?

It is important that you take the following steps after being injured by a defective medical device:

  1. Your main priority after being injured by a defective medical device is to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Medical evaluation should not be delayed because this may result in your injuries worsening.
  2. It is important that you retain the medical records from your treatment to build your defective medical device claim.
  3. Document your injuries as thoroughly as possible. It is important that you obtain as much evidence as possible to prove that your injuries are directly related to the defective medical device.
  4. Store the item that led to your injuries somewhere where it will not be tampered with.
  5. Photograph the product and the scene of your accident.
  6. Save any documentation regarding the purchase of the defective product.
  7. Collect documentation relating to the prescription of the device if applicable and any further relevant records.
  8. Document your healing process. Take detailed notes regarding the pain levels you are in, your emotions, how your injuries impact your daily activities, and any psychological effects.
  9. Stay off social media for the time being.
  10. Reach out to an experienced defective medical device attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a defective medical device claim?

The statute of limitations for filing a defective medical device claim in Texas is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your injuries to file your claim. It is important to bring attention to your claim as soon as possible to avoid being barred from suing. To get started with this process today, reach out to our experienced attorney to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.


Brock & Goetzmann has significant experience representing victims of defective medical devices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  If you have been impacted in any way by a defective medical device, preserve the evidence and call us to investigate. Give our experienced Texas firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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