Defective and Recalled Medical Device Lawsuits
When dealing with a defective or recalled medical implant or device, you’re faced with a variety of issues, including:
- Removal and recovery of the defective device
- Rest and recuperation after undergoing corrective surgery
- Support during and after your time of recovery
When you’re dealing with all this without an Austin medical device attorney, it falls on you to navigate this complex system alone. Even worse, you’re forced to do it while at your most vulnerable.
You need someone in your corner who is not only familiar with the process, but who can foresee and cover your possible legal needs throughout your recovery and beyond.
Defective Medical Devices And Healthcare Products
Technological advancements in the medical industry have improved healthcare in Austin and around the world. Many make surgeries and treatment safer or faster, while others allow people to live longer and healthier lives.
But many medical devices are dangerous or defective. They may injure the patients they are supposed to be helping, sometimes even fatally.
- In some cases, the medical device’s designers or manufacturers rushed the product to market before its dangers were clear.
- In other cases, companies even continued to sell a product after they or safety authorities had been warned of the device’s danger.
At Justinian & Associates, our Austin personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in negotiating and winning lawsuits for injuries caused by dangerous or defective medical devices.
We have successfully received justice for clients who injured by:
- Stryker hip replacement
- Zimmer hip and knee replacement
- DePuy hip replacement
- Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement
- Zimmer NexGen knee replacement
- Transvaginal Surgical Mesh
Monetary Compensation For Your Medical Device Injury Under Texas Law
The legal term for carelessness is negligence. Under Texas law, people are required to maintain a certain level of care in their behavior.
- Different circumstances require different levels of care. When the risk of injury is great (as with many medical devices), a person or company must be especially careful.
Manufacturers, designers or sellers of defective or dangerous medical devices may be legally responsible for injuries caused by their negligence.
What Can You Recover For A Medical Device Injury In Austin?
Texas law provides relief for people injured by someone else’s negligence. The injured victim can often recover money for their damages, including:
- Property damage
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Noneconomic Damages (mental anguish and trauma)
Hiring The Right Austin Medical Device Attorney Can Make Or Break Your Case
Determining fault in a medical case requires intensive investigation, documentation, communication with every possible eyewitness and of course, identifying each and every individual and entity accountable.
Medical Device Injury Lawsuits Can Be Very Complex to Prove
Winning lawsuit for injuries caused by a harmful medical device usually involves proving that the manufacturers or designers did not respond properly to the device’s potential risks (including a warning, better design, discontinuing device.)
That can include investigating medical studies, corporate publications and using testimony from experts on how the medication caused an injury. This is not easily done, particularly when drug companies show up with an army of lawyers.
But battling bullies is what Justinian & Associates does.
We Are Warriors For The Injured
As our record demonstrates, we have the legal knowledge, the experience, the resources, experience and trained investigators to take on adversaries of any size.
All we do is fight for injured victims. Our only goal is justice for our clients, whatever that means for them. And we do not accept defeat. Unless we get you money for your injuries, you don’t pay us a dime.
The Time to Act is Now
Your rights can be lost if you wait.
There are laws that limit how much time you have to file a lawsuit after being injured. They are known as statutes of limitation. They may apply to your lawsuit to recover for your medical device injuries. The countdown may already have begun. Call, text or email us for a free consultation, with no obligation. Speak to an Austin personal injury attorney from Justinian & Associates (not a “screener” or paralegal) to understand your rights.