In Need of a Medical Device Injuries Lawyer?

According to the NY Times, medical devices have resulted in 80,000 deaths and 2 million injuries. Different types of defects in medical devices can cause injuries to patients.

Design Defect

A design defect means that a product was manufactured according to its specs, but something in the design makes it dangerous to the consumer. In most medical device companies, to bring an idea to life, a team of Engineers and scientists work together to create a feasible design. This process may take years to develop and often includes multiple variations of a prototype before the final design. Even though lots of studies are done before making a final design, not every aspect of a design can be evaluated and sometimes the defect can show itself after some time. However, at that point, most likely a patient is harmed.

Medical Device Injuries

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Manufacturing Defect

A manufacturing defect means the defective product does not meet the manufacturer’s intended design spec. Medical device manufacturers have many quality control steps during the manufacturing of a medical device. Quality control teams use different sampling methods such as 100% inspection or AQL sampling inspection. AQL Inspection or Acceptance Quality Limit is defined as a “quality level that is the worse tolerable” in ISO 28591 as used in the Medical Device Industry. The AQL defines the total number of rejects allowed in one batch of components or devices before that lot is rejected.

The number of AQL samples is determined by factors such as lot size, Inspection Type (General vs. Special), and Inspection Level. The quality control team determines these classifications based on the severity of the defect, the chance of identifying the defect during the proceeding manufacturing steps, and the harm level. After these classifications, the Quality Control team uses the AQL inspection table to determine the sample size.

Not all lots/batches are inspected 100%. Some can be deemed acceptable if only 5 out of 30 units pass the inspection criteria. However, your defective product can be among one of the uninspected units.

Warning Defect

Even if everything goes as planned during design and manufacturing, a product can still be defective if the manufacturer does not properly inform the consumer of the risks involved with the particular product.

Why Us?

Our firm possesses lawyers with years of engineering background working as manufacturing engineers in industry-leading US medical device companies. Our experience comes from years of working hand-in-hand with design, new process development, manufacturing, and quality teams.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Medical Device Injuries in Irvine

If you suspect a medical device caused your injury, seek medical attention immediately to address your health concerns. Then, document your experience, including symptoms, treatments, and any communication with healthcare providers. Contact Alipour Law Group, APC as soon as possible to discuss your legal options and begin building your case.

In California, the statute of limitations for filing a medical device injury lawsuit is typically two years from the date of injury. However, there can be exceptions depending on the specifics of your case. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney at Alipour Law Group, APC promptly to ensure you meet all necessary deadlines.

Victims of medical device injuries may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. The exact amount will depend on the severity of the injury and its impact on your life. Alipour Law Group, APC strives to maximize your compensation through diligent legal representation.

Yes, you can still file a lawsuit even if the medical device was recalled. A recall can support your case by showing that the device was recognized as defective or dangerous. Alipour Law Group, APC will use the recall information, along with other evidence, to strengthen your claim and pursue justice on your behalf.

Yes, it is possible to file a lawsuit even if your injury occurred years after the device was implanted. The statute of limitations may start from the date you discovered or should have discovered the injury. Contact Alipour Law Group, APC to evaluate the specifics of your case and determine the best course of action.

Proving a medical device caused your injury requires medical records, experienced testimony, and evidence of the device’s defect or malfunction. Alipour Law Group, APC will gather comprehensive evidence, consult with medical professionals, and build a strong case to demonstrate the link between the device and your injury.

The timeline for resolving a medical device injury case varies based on the complexity of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the willingness of the parties to settle. Cases can take months to several years. Alipour Law Group, APC is committed to resolving your case as efficiently as possible while ensuring you receive fair compensation.

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