When you and your doctor discussed using a specific medical device, you probably imagined it would improve your life, allow you more flexibility, relieve your pain, or make things easier for you. Instead, the procedure left you with more physical suffering than you had to start. When manufacturers fail to properly design and test the products they sell or fail to warn customers about potential health risks, the results can be devastating. Patients who rely on medical devices, such as yourself, are at risk of suffering serious consequences, including rising medical and hospital bills, physical discomfort, lost income, and the need for long-term care.
This is entirely unacceptable. When a patient in North Carolina uses or has a medical device implanted, they should not be exposed to hidden dangers and hazards. In these cases, medical device manufacturers must be held accountable for the harm caused by their defective goods. If you’re facing side effects from a defective medical device, contact the defective product attorneys at Henson Fuerst for help by calling 919-781-1107 or submitting a free consultation form online.
Pharmaceutical Companies That Prioritize Profits Over Patients Need To Be Held Accountable.
When a defective medical device contributes to a patient’s injury or death – doctors, hospitals, manufacturers, and distributors should be held accountable. Unfortunately, instead of issuing a recall, some companies will try to hide the problem by denying that anything is wrong with their product to continue making a profit. These businesses have a large legal team on their side, and they will do everything they can to refute your claim and avoid paying you the money you deserve.
We Fight For The Recovery You Deserve.
At Henson Fuerst, we have over 45 years of experience standing up for injured patients and their families throughout North Carolina in claims against medical device manufacturers. As defective product lawyers, we can:
- Thoroughly investigate your case, including examining your medical records and any other relevant evidence.
- Discuss the nature and scope of your medical device-related injuries with highly qualified experts to provide evidence in court.
- Handle all aspects of these cases’ litigation, including completing the appropriate documents, conducting discovery, preparing a case for trial, and negotiating a just settlement,
We understand that you need someone who will listen, take you seriously, and provide you with dependable guidance and assistance. Navigating this process alone can be difficult, which is why we’re here to help. With our resources, we will not stop fighting until the responsible parties are held accountable. No patient should worry about whether a medical product would cause hardships for them or their family. Our priority is to get you the maximum compensation you need to recover so you can lead a normal, pain-free life again.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is a branch of law that holds individuals liable for injuries caused by defective or potentially harmful products. Companies involved in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and distributing the medical devices may be held accountable for any damages if the item is defective or later proved hazardous to those who use it.
Types of Defective Medical Devices
Thousands of people are seriously injured each year as a result of defective medical devices. Defective products can cause a person to suffer for longer than expected, leading to additional surgery or medical procedures to fix the problem in the future. The most common devices that are found defective are:
- Knee and Hip Implants
- Hernia Mesh Implants
- Birth Control
- Heart Stents
- Pacemakers or Defibrillators
- Breast Implants
Filing A Product Liability Claim
It is critical to speak with an experienced product liability attorney if you feel you have been injured by a defective medical device in North Carolina. The law in NC favors businesses and manufacturers above individuals. The law surrounding product liability is complicated, and successfully resolving a product liability lawsuit necessitates substantial understanding. You’ll have to show that the company, manufacturer, or seller is responsible for your injuries. Since there is no tort for strict liability in North Carolina, the only doctrine you can utilize to seek compensation is negligence.