Product liability claims

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Increasingly in medical care, manufactured products are provided to remedy a problem. These should have been subject to rigorous testing and be fit for purpose but over recent years there have been growing concerns about the effectiveness of certain medical products and devices.

At Penningtons Manches we can advise you if you believe that you have suffered an injury or fallen ill because of a faulty or defective product. As experts in product liability compensation claims, we will assess the situation, advise you as to what steps you can take and pursue a claim against the appropriate defendant.

This is a very specialist area and the right expertise in these types of claim is key. We also have a strong track record in international product liability claims, including those involving a cross border element against foreign manufacturers.

We have helped clients who have suffered injury or illness due to problems with a broad range of products including:

  • contaminated blood products or equipment leading to risk of injury or errors in diagnosis
  • faulty electrical equipment used in surgical procedures
  • joint replacements implants in spinal surgery
  • breast implants
  • metal-on-metal hip implants
  • contraceptive devices

Penningtons Manches' experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims.

Recent work highlights

Clinical trial leads to end-stage renal failure

Securing an admission from an American manufacturer and confirmation that they will pay our client compensation for injuries that resulted from her participation in a clinical trial of its new Stent Graft System.


Gastric band failure

Investigating a potential product liability claim against the manufacturer of a gastric band. Our client reported problems with upper abdominal discomfort and vomiting and a surgical exploration reveals a leak from the base plate.

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Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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