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Seattle Defective Medical Device Lawyer

Medical devices are installed inside of people with the purposes of improving their health by addressing physical ailments. In many instances, the device is installed in an ailing hip or knee, but the device could also be placed in someone’s heart, brain, and other parts of their body. Surgical meshes placed in the groin, stomach, and vagina are also common. Unfortunately, these devices do not always work as they are intended, and this malfunction causes injury in people. Common problems that

come about from faulty devices are inflammation, infection, and a complete rejection of the implant, along with serious illness. While manufacturers often know about the problems associated with their devices, they do not always recall them. There are two different types of medical devices that exist. The first is the kind that is sold in a retail fashion. You may be able to purchase these at drug stores or grocery stores that have home health devices. These include pregnancy tests, syringes, and various prostheses, though these are prescribed by doctors.

The second category is one that is a man-made product that is made of synthetic materials such as silicone, titanium, or a ceramic material. The most common kinds of devices are those that are artificial in nature and intended for the knees, hips, and shoulders. Many of these devices have become incredibly high tech in nature as they are integrated with advanced computer and cloud-based software. The advancement of health technology, led in large part by the rise of artificial intelligence, has been the main source of growth.

Common Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Medtronic: A $29.7 billion dollar, they are the largest medical device company in the world.
  • DePuy Synthes: A $26.6-billion-dollar market cap company, this company is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. They concentrate on surgical vision, wound closure, and related devices.
  • Fresenius: A $20.7-billion-dollar market cap company, this company makes medical device machines and peritoneal dialysis products.
  • Philips Healthcare: A $20.7-billion-dollar market cap company, they specialize in healthcare technology and they are a subsidiary of Philips.
  • GE Healthcare: A $16.5-billion-dollar market cap company, this company is a subsidiary of General Electric. They invest heavily in artificial intelligence for medical platform and solutions.
  • Siemens Healthineers: This company is a $16.5 billion dollar German company that is a conglomerate of Siemens. They primarily work in medical imaging and diagnostics.
  • Cardinal Health: This company has a $13.5-billion-dollar market cap and supplies lab, surgical and home products.
  • Becton Dickinson: This company has a market cap of $12.1 billion dollars and they develop medical devices, lab instrument and instruments for hospitals.
  • Baxter: Headquartered in Illinois, the company has a market cap of $10.6 billion dollars.
Medical Device Cases We Handle
  • Hip replacements
  • IVC filters
  • Knee replacements
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These are the cases that we handle routinely, but we also routinely handle other medical device cases. If you have been injured by a medical device or experienced any ill-effects from a medical device, feel free to call us for a free consultation to discuss your options and legal rights.

How The Jackman Law Firm Can Help

If you have been injured by a medical device, you need to understand the legal options that are available to you. These are difficult cases that need a lawyer who understand to strategically place your case in the best possible light and obtain the best possible outcome. These cases are not easy to win. They take experience and know-how in order to prevail. The device manufacturers for these companies are multi-billion dollar entities with large insurance companies behind them. They are not going to offer you their last best offer for your case without pressure applied to them. This pressure is normally applied in the form of a well-tailored lawsuit. Having other plaintiffs with similar claims that you can aggregate with yours makes your case that much stronger.

Legally, you are allowed to recover the following damages for your case in Washington State:

  • Money for medical bills
  • Money for lost wages
  • Money for out of pocket expenses
  • Money for your pain and suffering
  • Money for future medical bills

The insurance company for these medical companies will not likely want to pay these damages immediately. You need to be prepared for a long and drawn out fight that may take years in order for you to achieve the kind of settlement you deserve. Do not get discouraged or disheartened, however. We have the experience and know-how in order to achieve a favorable settlement for your case, and if we cannot, we will take your case to trial and do everything in our power to obtain a verdict that is deserving of what you have been through.

Client Reviews
Mr. Jackman has far exceeded my expectations in handling my case. I had hired another lawyer shortly after my accident, only to be told 2 short months before the statute of limitations ran out that he could not represent my case. I reached out to Mr. Jackman and within 4 months my case was settled and closed. Chris Jackman is a qualified, competent, up and coming Seattle Lawyer. He will handle your case in a prompt and professional manor. I can’t say enough about how he changed my perception of lawyers in general. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Jackman to my family and friends. Jim D.
Hired Chris for a personal injury case. I knew the Insurance companies would try to do what they do best – delay payment, save money, and not be fair! (Sorry, not a fan!) And they did just that. Fortunately I hired a caring, compassionate, awesome, kind, focused, brilliant, up and coming Rockstar of an attorney that believed in me and my case. Anytime something came up, I would call him and he would say "I’ll take care of it" and I knew it would be handled. You can count on Chris to go the extra steps to help you, and I really believe in him. Wouldn’t hesitate to hire or recommend. Thank you Chris for being a fair and honest man and Attorney! Anonymous
Mr. Jackman is by far the best to hire for personal injuries. With a tree falling on me and no one wanting to take on the insurance co. Chris meet with me was compassionate with my injuries, came to my house and told me he had my back. He went above and beyond to keep my family and informed on the processes what to expect and even and even worked while away and checked in with me weekly. He believed in me, I believed in him and together yesterday we won my case. If you want 5 star treatment from a 5 Star Lawyer, Chris Jackman is who you need! My family thanks you for all you’ve done!! Anonymous