When a defective medical device has compromised your health and well-being, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. In order to do that, it is crucial that you contact a qualified Philadelphia defective medical device lawyer who will help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the claims process. At Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler, we are familiar with the steps manufacturers take in order to cut corners, bypass testing or hide a product’s risks from consumers. These actions can have dangerous, often fatal consequences. We have experience to negotiate the terms of your settlement and hold the manufacturer responsible for its actions.
The first step in the claims process is to actually prove that you have a claim. To do this, you will have to prove three things in order to have a successful lawsuit:
All product liability claims, including those resulting from medical device injuries, fall into one of the following three categories:
Defective medical device lawsuits fall under what is known as products liability law. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes strict regulations on new products. When a manufacturer is negligent in following these regulations, or is not forthcoming about a product’s safety issues, their negligence can expose consumers to serious risks. An experienced defective medical device lawyer can help determine whether you have a strong case and develop the best course of action.
In addition, your legal counsel can anticipate how a medical device company will try to defend themselves, and be proactive in planning an aggressive defense. For example, your defective medical device lawyer can assist with the following legal issues.
Oftentimes, you will have the option of filing your claim in state or federal court, depending on the specifics of your case. Your defective medical device lawyer will help you decide on the best place to file and start the process of gathering medical records and other supporting evidence. In some cases, you may have the option of joining a class action lawsuit, which occurs when a number of people are injured by the same product. At Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler we will also explain the pros and cons of joining a class action lawsuit versus filing an individual lawsuit.
When manufacturers abuse their legal responsibility to ensure that their medical devices are safe and marketed appropriately, they put consumers at risk for serious, life-threatening injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured by a medical device, contact our Philadelphia defective medical device lawyers at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler so that we may protect your legal rights and ensure that you are fairly compensated. Call us today at 800-369-0899 or contact us online for a confidential consultation.