Surgical & Medical Products Liability Lawsuits
A person can make medical product related personal injury claim if one has suffered injuries due to defective or dangerous medical appliances, equipment, organ transplants, prosthetic devices, surgical implants, surgical equipment, hospital supplies, diagnostic equipment, and hearing and visual aids. Any of these products can be the subject of a medical products liability lawsuit if the cause injury to a patient. One must consider the statute of limitations (the time limit for bringing a lawsuit) before making a claim. All states allow a fixed period of time in which to bring a suit, but in many cases involving defective medical products a significant period of time can elapse between a patient's exposure to a defective product and the patient's awareness of the injury.
As in other products liability cases, plaintiffs in medical product cases sometimes raise the issue of the manufacturer's or other provider's failure to warn about the potential dangers of their products. The manufacturers of such types of products can fulfill their duty by providing the warnings to the physicians, nurses, or other medical personnel who will be using the products, and then the duty passes to those professionals to inform the patient. There is a subtle difference fine line between a products liability action involving a defective medical device and a medical malpractice action. Only an experienced lawyer having expertise in this field can help both plaintiffs and defendants determine which law applies.
Making medical personal injury claims is surely not an easy task. To determine whether you have been injured medically, your injury lawyer must prove that the injury resulted due to the negligence of the other person. Many clinical procedures carry certain amount of risk which should be explained to the patient in advance. An injury that is considered medically inflicted can also result from incorrect medicine, whether the wrong type or the wrong dosage. Hence, seeking professional help can prove to be very helpful. It can ease the task of making a claim.
Many people suffer minor head injuries such as cuts, bumps and bruises, and make a full recovery without any lasting problems. However, some head injuries can be much more serious. The symptoms of a brain injury are classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending on the damage to the brain. Some of the symptoms of minor damage may are change in the sense of taste, touch or smell, or slight memory or speech problems. If the head violently hits an object, perhaps in a road accident or during an assault, this can result in a traumatic brain injury. The brain can also be damaged if something penetrates the skull. Sometimes babies suffer brain damage during birth, resulting in cerebral palsy. Any person who has suffered such an injury can make Head and brain injury claims.
Surgical & Medical Product Liability Lawyers