While many medical device manufacturers claim to develop the most advanced products aimed at helping ailing Americans, the truth is that many of these devices hit the market without thorough testing. Sadly, many companies release products knowing fully well the dangers consumers might face and even delay recalls when it is obvious something is dangerously wrong.
When consumers are harmed by a defectively designed or manufactured medical device, victims may be entitled to substantial compensation by filing defective medical device lawsuits against the manufacturers. Even the largest and most influential pharmaceutical and medical product makers are not immune to liability under our civil justice system and must be held accountable for the harm caused.
Although we expect the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee proper testing and manufacturing of the millions of medical devices produced every year, the sad truth is that some companies hide or manipulate data go get their products to market. Even when it is clear their products pose a serious threat to public health, many companies refrain from pulling their devices from the market and compensating injured victims.
Fortunately, the law gives victims the right to hire experienced medical device lawsuit attorneys to investigate exactly what and when the company knew about its defectively designed or manufactured products. Without the courage of victims to come forward and the determination of attorneys to press drug and medical product companies for answers, many of these giant companies would go unpunished.
Defective medical device lawsuits are complex pieces of litigation that require intense preparation and attention to detail. While every lawsuit is different, the basic steps of filing a lawsuit against a medical device maker include:
While nothing can undo the physical and emotional harm from suffering an injury from a dangerous medical product, the law none the less prescribes monetary awards as compensation for damages. The type and amount of compensation you may be entitled to include damages for:
Monetary damages for past medical expenses and lost wages are relatively simple to argue since your attorney can provide pay stubs and medical bills to show how the injury has affected you. To prove future medical expenses related to your treatment and how the injury will affect you moving forward, it may be necessary to consult with other medical and economic experts to lay out what the future most likely holds.
Quantifying damages for physical pain and emotional suffering can be more difficult to express in dollar amounts since they are personal to the victim. However, an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer will help convey to the defense, court, and jury the severity of the injury and how it will impact the victim moving forward.
Founded by the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm, D.C. continues to follow the guiding principles of representing ordinary people and not powerful corporations trying to skirt liability. In addition, our personal injury law firm has access to some of the top experts in their field to help prove our clients’ cases and ensure justice is served.
What sets us apart from other firms is the dedication and personal attention we give to each and every one of our clients throughout the litigation process. Our defective medical device attorneys only take on a few select cases, ensuring every case is given the thought and attention it deserves.
Furthermore, our attorneys represent clients on a contingency basis. What this means is that we do not charge any upfront costs to speak to us or investigate your case and we never collect any legal fees until we win. For your free consultation, call our toll free number at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) or fill out an online contact form with the detail of your case.