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Defective Medical Products

Specialists in medical product liability claims

As a patient, you rely on the skill, competence and care of your doctors; but you also expect the products they use to be safe and effective with as few side-effects as possible. The manufacturers of these products are responsible for ensuring this is the case.

When a product fails, the effects can therefore be devastating. Defective medical products can cause serious health problems or, in extreme cases, even death. The impact of this can be traumatic and long-lasting, leaving you unable to get on with your life. An example is the DePuy hip replacement failure and recall in 2010, which forced thousands of people to seek compensation after being affected.

We understand the need to handle medical device liability cases sensitively and compassionately. Our specialist clinical negligence team will take the time to listen to your story, and fight with dedication for the compensation you deserve.

Medical products cover any product used for personal care or to treat health problems.

Some of our more common product liability cases involve:

  • Defective medical devices such as hip replacements, knee joints and heart valves;

  • Cosmetic implants such as PIP breast implant claims;

  • Equipment such as latex gloves, surgical instruments, laser hair removal systems and chemicals;

  • Drugs;

  • Medicines.

If you have suffered due to a defective medical product, whether it is an implant, an item of equipment or a medicine, the first step to finding out if you can make a claim is to contact us for a free consultation. We aim to provide the right advice and support from the very start of the claims process, and we will be with you every step of the way.

Why choose Longden, Walker and Renney?

  • 20 years experience in clinical negligence claims

  • Specific in-house expertise with medical product liability claims

  • No win no fee agreement to minimise financial risk

John Lowther: our in-house expert medical device lawyer

John Lowther joined our team in 2010. He has successfully pursued claims for damages relating to defective medical products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (a faulty hip prosthesis) and the Data Protection Act 1998 (a medical professional who disclosed confidential information to a third party).

He says, “I try my best to be easy to talk to and sensitive to a client’s needs. I obtain detailed instructions from clients about the concerns that they have.”

If you would like to talk to John about a product liability claim, you can email him directly or use our contact form to get in touch.

What our clients say

“Thank you for taking this case on for us. The way you’ve handled the sensitive issues surrounding my father-in-law’s death, and how we’ve been treated with genuine compassion as you gathered your information cannot be praised highly enough.” The C family

“My case has been handled in a very careful and professional manner. Pam has been extremely helpful and friendly, simplifying legal terms and helping me to understand every step of the process.” Niilantei Plange

Call our clinical negligence solicitors on 0191 5666 500 or contact us using our online enquiry form.