Defective Medical Device Lawyers
People with serious medical conditions often rely on devices to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Sadly, medical devices can fail to work properly or cause even more severe conditions than the ones they’re designed to treat. If that happens to you or a loved one, you should contact a defective medical device lawyer at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough for a free consultation.
How Our Defective Medical Device Lawyers Can Help
Our team has been helping people injured by defective medical devices for more than 40 years, and we know how serious these cases can be. Clients often come to us after suffering severe injuries, and we’re proud to fight for them to get the compensation they deserve.
When you hire Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’ll prepare your claim, gather evidence, consult expert witnesses, communicate with the opposing side, and keep you updated each step of the way. These cases can be complex, especially when victims choose to go it alone.
It’s important to speak to an experienced defective medical device lawyer about your case in order to better understand your legal options. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help, contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough for a free consultation.
Damages You Could Be Entitled to in a Defective Medical Device Claim
When a defective medical device causes you harm, you have the legal right to demand compensation. The costs you’ve suffered because of the defective device are called damages, and they include:
• Medical expenses
• Lost wages due to time missed at work or reduced work capacity
• Wrongful death damages, if applicable
These are considered economic damages. You might also be entitled to non-economic damages, which include pain, suffering, and the overall impact of your injuries on your quality of life.
Determining how much you’re owed in damages is one of the most important parts of filing an injury claim. Without speaking to an attorney, you run the risk of being offered far less than you’re entitled to. Once you accept a settlement offer from a manufacturer, you can’t demand more, even if you later discover you should have been given far more than you were offered.
This is one of the many reasons why it is critical to have an experienced advocate in your corner fighting for your best interests.
We handle several types of defective medical device cases, including:
• Transvaginal Mesh
• Hernia Mesh
• Surgical Stapler
• Insulin Pump
• Hip, Knee, or Joint Implants
• IVC filters
• Pacemakers or other heart-related implants
These are just a few of the many types of cases our firm can help you with. If you’ve suffered harm due to a faulty medical device and you’re considering your next steps, contact our defective medical device lawyers today for a free case review.
How Do I Find Out Whether My Medical Device Has Been Recalled?
Unfortunately, patients who use faulty medical devices are sometimes unaware of the dangers they face. They only find out if they read about it in the news or experience a health problem that prompts their own research online.
If you’re concerned about a potential recall involving your device, you have a couple of options. You can visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s database of recalled medical devices or contact the manufacturer directly to find out more.
In some cases, a patient might not know the details of their medical device, especially those that are surgically implanted. The best way to find out the manufacturer and product details is to contact the healthcare provider who originally supplied you with the device.
Next Steps After Learning About a Recalled Medical Device
If you discover that your device has been recalled, and you suspect that you’re suffering harm because of the device, seek medical attention from a trusted physician and contact an experienced defective medical device attorney.
Your attorney will work with you on gathering evidence and taking steps to build a claim. If you have questions about whether you’re eligible for compensation through a product liability claim, contact the defective medical product lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough.
Does a Medical Device Need to be Recalled to Make Me Eligible for Compensation?
No. It’s often true that a device has caused significant harm to patients without being officially recalled. If you have suffered an injury or illness because of a medical product, you should explore your legal options for compensation, regardless of whether it’s been officially recalled.
Who Is at Fault for a Defective Medical Device?
Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure the products they sell are safe and that consumers are informed about any potential risks associated with the product. When a manufacturer fails to do this, it can be held accountable for the costs of injuries its product causes.
Contact Our Medical Device Injury Lawyers Today
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we have a track record that proves how hard we fight for our clients. These cases require specific and extensive knowledge of product liability laws, and our team has years of experience helping clients get the compensation they’re entitled to.
No matter what type of defective medical product injury you suffered, our law firm wants to help. Contact our defective medical product lawyers today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we also handle cases involving health complications caused by faulty hip implants, the Infuse® bone graft system, and more.
No matter what type of defective product injury you suffered, our law firm wants to help. Contact our defective product lawyers today.
Infuse® is a registered trademark of Medtronic, Inc. and is used here only to identify the product in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with 3M; Bayer; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Intuitive Surgical, Inc.; or Medtronic, Inc.