When you are injured during a medical procedure, it is easy to assume that it was the doctor or the medical facility that was at fault. However, while there are cases of medical malpractice, there are also many injuries caused by defective medical products. These products cause traumatic injuries and illness, including life-threatening conditions and death.
Therefore, it is important to work with an experienced defective medical product attorney to determine what caused your injury. It is important to hold the parties responsible for your injury liable for damages for your well-being. You may also help prevent others from being injured by the same defective medical devices or dangerous drugs.
Product Liability Claims Involving Medical Products
Pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and other parties responsible for the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of medical equipment and medications can be held responsible if the products cause injuries. Not every bad result or negative side effect rises to the level of a product liability claim. The product must be defective, or the party must be negligent for you to recover compensation for your injuries.
The defect can occur at several stages from the development of the drug or device to the manufacture, marketing, or labeling. In some cases, multiple parties may be liable for the damages caused by a defective product. It is our job as your attorney to investigate the circumstances of your injury to determine who is responsible for the defect that caused your injury. After determining who is liable, we can then file a claim against that party to demand payment for damages.
Damages in a Defective Medical Product Claim
Damages for defective drugs and defective medical products vary from case to case. Your damages may be slightly different from the damages of another person injured by the same defective product. Common damages that we see in many product liability claims include:
- Medical expenses, including surgeries, therapies, medications, equipment, and ongoing medical care
- Loss of income, including past and future lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Other reasonable out-of-pocket financial losses and expenses related to the injury or illness
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional stress, anxiety, and mental anguish
- Disability, scarring, and disfigurement
The compensation you may receive depends on several factors. Our nationwide defective drug attorneys can provide additional information during a free legal consultation. We want to hear your story so we can help you hold the responsible party liable for your injuries.
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If you suspect a defective medical device or defective drug caused your injury, you can call Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm for a free consultation. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis — you do not pay attorney fees until we recover money for your claim.