Many of us rely on medical products to keep us healthy and, in some cases, to keep us alive. Therefore, a product defect involving a medical device often results in victims’ lives being completely altered or even taken.
People who need medical devices will first have surgery to get the device implanted. Then, if the device fails, they can experience serious personal injuries as a result. A second surgery could be required to remove the original device and implant another. All of this is extremely taxing on a patient with serious medical needs. It is completely unacceptable for a company to market and sell products that lead to these types of injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Mike Love & Associates, LLC practice product liability law to hold medical device manufacturers accountable for their negligence. Not only would a lawsuit assist the injured individual with monetary compensation to pay for medical bills, lost income and physical pain, holding the manufacturer accountable can help ensure other people do not suffer in the same manner.
There are several types of defective medical products lawsuits, including but not limited to the following:
The first thing you should do if you even suspect a defective medical device led to injury to you or someone you love is talk to an experienced product liability lawyer. There are often statutes of limitations involved in medical product litigation, meaning you may not be able to file a lawsuit if you miss certain legal deadlines. In addition, it is very important that you give your attorney the opportunity to gather and preserve evidence important to your case as soon as possible, because otherwise it could be lost, hidden or destroyed, which could possibly cost you your case. Another reason why you must act quickly is that medical companies and their insurers face these types of issues on a daily basis and know exactly what to do to combat your claims. In many cases, their legal department already has a defensive strategy in the works, especially in the case of medical device recalls. Bottom line, you need an experienced legal representative on your side.
At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we have been successfully protecting the rights of injury victims and their families in Texas against individuals, businesses, insurance companies and corporate legal teams for years. In many cases, defective medical product lawsuits end up as multi-district litigation (MDL). An MDL is employed when many people nationwide are hurt by the same defective product and file many individual product liability lawsuits. The MDL consolidates all of these lawsuits temporarily into one case in a specific district. While the cases are consolidated, pretrial issues are hammered out, such as liability issues and the exchange of evidence. After the pretrial period is concluded, the cases are either settled all together as a group or separated and returned to their original districts where the victims’ attorneys handle negotiating individual settlements or taking the individual cases to trial, depending on what is best for their clients.
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