Although most medical devices on the market are dependable, many prove to be too hazardous for safe use. From defective hip replacements to infected sutures, it is difficult to predict what medical devices will become defective and lead to patient or user harm. In case such an unfortunate circumstance happens to you or a loved one, it is helpful to know what you can do to file a defective medical device lawsuit.
A quick guide to filing your injury claim after being hurt by a defective medical device:
Copies of medical records: You should begin by collecting copies of your medical records. Be sure to include your diagnoses that led your medical provider to decide to prescribe or advise the use of the medical device. Of course, you will also want to hold onto any evidence of injury, such as health examinations following use of the device.
Device packaging: Although you are unlikely to receive a medical device from over-the-counter or off-the-shelf, you may still end up with packaging for the device that harmed you. Hold onto it.
Actual defective device: When possible, you should also hold onto the defective device that hurt you. Your medical provider may keep the device for examination by a pathologist. Before any operations or medical help, tell your medical provider you want to keep the item.
Lastly, you are going to want to work directly with a highly experienced product liability attorney. Filing a claim against a major pharmaceutical company or device manufacturer pits you against a powerful opponent. But you can gain the advantage by retaining our services. We are known throughout the state as leaders in the industry due to our unmatched legal abilities, incredible case results, and numerous happy client testimonials.
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