A defective medical device attorney can help patients who have been injured by medical products.
Unlike common consumer or industrial products that are designed to accomplish time saving tasks for their users, medical devices are intended to improve the quality of life for a patient who is suffering from a medical condition. Because of the special nature of these products, they are often subjected rigorous testing and oversight both before and after they are made available for use.
However, testing is often not as thorough as necessary, and oversight of these products is often lacking in some way. As a result, defective medical devices can cause injury, and when these injuries occur they can be made more acute due to the fact that they are used on or in a person who is already suffering from a medical condition that has compromised their health in some way. When a defective medical device causes injury, a patient may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of a defective medical device attorney.
If you or a loved one has suffered a complication or other injury from a medical device, contact the American Injury Attorney Group for more information. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated defective medical device attorney who can assist you through the legal process.
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
What Makes a Medical Device Defective?
Like all products, medical devices are required to be manufactured and sold in a condition that is neither defective nor unreasonably dangerous. With certain exceptions, the fact that these products have been tested or approved by regulatory agencies does not exempt them from these legal requirements.
If a device maker sells a product that is found to be defective or unreasonably dangerous, it can be held liable to a patient injured by the product. If the medical device has a known risk that comes with its use, those risks must be disclosed to patients and healthcare providers so that an informed decision can made when considering whether to use the device to treat a particular medical condition.
If a device maker fails to warn of known risks, it can also be held liable for injured related to the risk. These types of cases are called failure to warn claims.
How Can a Defective Medical Device Attorney Help?
While most product liability cases are complex, the fact that injuries caused by defective medical devices involve the human body can make these types of cases far more complicated. Medical device companies typically do not admit that a defect with their product caused an injury, and they can employ teams of lawyers to defend their positions.
A defective medical device attorney can help injured patients by:
- Investigating the device and the mechanism of injury
- Consulting with experts to determine the cause of injury
- Representing his or her client’s interests in dealings with the device company or its insurance company
- Compiling documents needed to pursue a claim
- Advocating for the client in court
Additionally, as medical device injuries are often unique to a particular patient, a defective medical device lawyer can help an injured party determine the possible compensation to which he or she may be entitled.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Patients who are injured by a defective medical device may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications related to a defective medical device, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe complications from a medical device, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the device, are encouraged to seek the advice of a defective medical device attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device, contact the American Injury Attorney Group for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact the American Injury Attorney Group today.