It is a reasonable assumption to make when we buy something that it will be safe and not cause injury.
It is also reasonable to assume that anyone who uses or manufacturers a medical product or medicine will ensure that it is safe for the patient. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Inevitably, whether due to faulty manufacturing or testing, some products are defective and cause injury. Such injuries will vary in their severity and the effects that they have on the victim. Some may result in undue pain and suffering being caused to an individual, others may require a remedial operation and some will have long-lasting or even fatal consequences. Ashtons Legal is committed to ensuring that victims who suffer injury as a result of a defective product obtain the compensation required to put that injured person’s life back on track.
In 1987 the government passed the Consumer Protection Act which now protects individuals and patients who have been injured as a result of a medical device. In order to bring a successful claim against the manufacturer or supplier of such a defective device it will be necessary to show that the product was defective and caused the injuries sustained by the individual.
There has been widespread media interest in recent months surrounding metal on metal hip replacements and PIP breast implants. If you have been fitted with either of these products and have concerns please do not hesitate to contact our specialist medical negligence lawyers who will be able to provide you with specialist legal advice.