When a doctor recommends a specific medical device, most people trust its safety because they assume their doctor has their best interests at heart. Sadly, some doctors ignore the warnings and prescribe devices which have been reported to be unsafe. However, it is muchmore common for medical device manufacturers to rush a product to market before thoroughly testing it for safety. Regardless of how an unsafe product made its way to a healthcare consumer, the results of a medical device injury can be devastating. The following are some medical devices that have caused injuries in the past:
- Artificial hip and knee implants and discs in the back or neck
- Cardiac devices such as heart valves, stents, defibrillators, filters and pacemakers.
- Breast implants
- Contact lenses and surgical eye devices
- Inhalers and ventilators used to improve respiration
- IUDs used for birth control
This is not an all-inclusive list. If you have suffered an injury from any type of medical device, the experienced product liability attorneys at George Collins, P.A. can help.
Consider Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit
Medical device manufacturers and doctors have a duty to create and prescribe safe products. When they are negligent in this duty, those who suffer an injury have the right to file a product liability lawsuit. The purpose of the lawsuit is to receive financial compensation for all expenses associated with the medical device injury as well as your pain and suffering. Some of the specific categories of compensation you may receive include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Past and current medical expenses
- Anticipated future medical expenses
- Ongoing pain and suffering, including emotional trauma
- Punitive damages if the medical device manufacturer or prescribing doctor acted in an especially reckless fashion
When the same products have injured many people, they have the option of banding together and filing a class action lawsuit. We will discuss both options with you further during your initial consultation with our law firm.
Allow Us to Evaluate Your Claim
Once you have decided to pursue a lawsuit against the defective product manufacturer or your doctor, the next step is to contact George Collins, P.A. for a free case evaluation. If your case appears to have merit, we work with you to gather evidence against the defendant. Finally, we present the lawsuit and work with the other party’s attorneys to procure a settlement or fight for your right to fair compensation in court.