Defective Medical Devices
Everyone trusts their doctor. If they advise you to receive a medical device such as hernia mesh or an IVC filter, you trust that the device will work as it is supposed to. However, in some cases, a medical device may not work the way it should and can in fact cause additional pain and suffering. This can lead to not only physical pain and injury for you, but also mounting medical bills as you pay to have it fixed or replaced.
Hernia mesh. This medical device, intended to prevent additional hernias in a weak spot, has caused many complications, including immune reactions, organ damage, infection and bowel obstruction.
IVC filters. These filters can prevent damaging blood clots from causing pulmonary embolism. But they can also cause serious harm if they move, or become infected, blocked or difficult to retrieve.
A lawyer may be able to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, we are experienced personal injury attorneys with the skill necessary to take on complex defective medical device cases.
How We Can Help
Because we have handled many cases relating to defective medical devices, our team knows what to do to successfully resolve your situation. We will:
- Investigate your case. As with any lawsuit, it is important to gather evidence, including all records available to support your case.
- Work with medical professionals and experts. We have experience working with medical experts and will use our contacts when developing our strategy for your case.
- Negotiate with the company that produced the device, as well as the medical facility that installed it. In most cases, they will have insurance that may be willing to pay out your compensation.
- Evaluate settlement offers. Insurance companies often offer relatively small settlement amounts early on in order to get you to settle and forfeit your right to additional compensation. Because we are experienced, we can tell you if a settlement offer is reasonable.
Additionally, we will work to be as transparent as possible with you throughout the process, keeping you apprised of the situation.
Call Us Today
Our team is eagerly awaiting your call. There is no reason not to contact us. We take these types of cases on contingency, meaning we do not get paid until you get compensation. You can reach our Birmingham, Alabama, office by phone at 205-208-7980, or send us a message through our online contact form today.