Know Your Rights When Defective Medical Devices Result In Injury
If you have been harmed as a result of a defective medical device or medical machinery, you may need to consult with a lawyer.
If the device in question is shown to be harmful to patients or if the device fails, you may be able to recover damages from the manufacturer of the device along with the distributor or retailer. Generally, there are three ways that a product may be legally defective:
- Defective design
- Defective manufacturing
- Defective marketing, instructions or warning
The damages that you may be entitled to include money for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, inconvenience, humiliation, and future medical care.
Some of the medical devices that have seen some of the highest rates of failure include:
- Contraceptive implants
- Breast implants
- Replacement implants
- Dialysis machines/filters
- Heart valves
Of course, there are many others. If you were harmed by a defective medical device it is important to contact a lawyer immediately. If you do not, your claim may be barred by the statute of limitations. In addition, it is important to investigate the claim as soon as possible once the harm is discovered.
Our office co-counsels with experienced lawyers all over the United States to ensure that you are entitled to the maximum benefits.
Contact Rehm, Bennett, Moore, Rehm & Ockander P.C., L.L.O.
Please contact our firm at 800-736-5503 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are happy to meet with you at one of our offices, or we can come to you (home, hospital and off-site appointments welcome). With office locations in Lincoln and Omaha, we also serve clients in and around Council Bluffs, Iowa.