What Rights Do Victims of Defective Medical Products Have?
Imagine experiencing problems with a knee or hip, or other parts of your body. You speak with a medical professional about what options you have. They prescribe a medical device and you go through with the procedure expecting it to improve your quality of life.
What do you do when the device doesn’t work as it should? Even worse, what do you do when that device causes more harm than good? Unfortunately, this is the situation many individuals have gone through in the past and still continue to experience.
Patients undergo surgeries and have implanted medical devices because they believe they will help them. Far too often, though, there are defects because manufacturers focus solely on their bottom lines and are looking for their own profits. This means they look for shortcuts to release their products to the public without going through Food and Drug Administration approval.
For those who have been injured as a result of a defective medical device, understanding what rights and options they have is important. This can help when the injured individual needs to pursue justice and compensation from the negligent manufacturer.
The Right to Pursue Compensation
When you sustain damages because of a defective medical device, you have the right to take legal action against the manufacturer, doctor, medical facility, supplier, or distributor who had some hand in the defective product making it to the public.
You can work with a Kansas City defective medical device lawyer to put together a strong case strategy. This means determining what steps led to the negligence, any and all parties who may be held accountable, and working through settlement or trial to pursue compensation to help cover expenses associated with the damages.
This may include costs associated with future medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
At Peterson & Associates, we make it a point to guide individuals through the legal process at a time when it’s needed the most. We stand by your side every step of the way and work to put your best interests first. Trust that we’re here for you.
Call us at (816) 298-8708 today and discuss your potential case with an experienced attorney.