How do I make a claim about a defective medical device / product
If you believe that you have suffered injury or harm as a result of a defective medical product or device, then we would suggest that you should contact Access Legal which specialises in this sort of work as soon as is practicable to discuss your potential claim.
It is important to bear in mind, that there is a distinction between bringing a claim for injury/damage arising as a result of an inherent “defect” in medical product / device itself (i.e. a product liability claim); and bringing a claim, where for example, the product / device has malfunctioned or failed for another reason (e.g. where a surgeon has fitted a knee replacement joint negligently such that it does not work properly).
Where personal injury or death has occurred, there are strict time limits in place for making such a product liability claim; and in general this is within 3 years of the injury or death, subject to a long-stop period of 10 years from the date of supply. Because these time limits are so important and a failure to comply with these time limits could result in a loss of the right to claim we would suggest that you seek help and advice as soon as practicable.