Every year, new devices are unveiled in the world of medicine that are meant to improve a patient’s ability to move, their overall appearance, and even make their life long. Pacemakers can be used to regulate a patient’s heartbeat, while a prosthetic hip may be used on a patient so that mobility can be regained. However, if the medical device used is faulty then death and injury can occur. Faulty product lawyers from Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation in Malibu can represent families that have lost a loved one via faulty medical devices. Our firm is AV rated, and we are known all over the state as an excellent law firm that offers defective product medical representation.
The FDA approves medical devices after they have tested them, and in recent times, it has not been as careful as it has been in the past. This is because the makers of medical devices put a lot of pressure on the FDA so that it can release devices in the market quickly. This lack of thorough testing can end badly for patients when they do not work well. If the device design is unsafe or it was done in the wrong manner then the injured party can seek compensation from the makers of the device for hospital bills, lost wages, physical pain, loss of quality of life, and even mental pain. However, a wrongful death may also result in compensation for the surviving relatives and may include burial expenses, loss of companionship, parental guidance, loss of financial support, and even medical costs.
If you are in such a situation, you can get in touch with a defective medical device lawyer from Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation in Malibu. We can make sure that you are within the legal time period to file a claim, since it varies from state to state, and depends on the case as well. However, most of the time, two years is usually the time period when one has a right to file a lawsuit. When we have gone through the particulars in your case we can be able to tell you if you are on time. If you take too long to file the suit, it may be denied if the timeframe has already expired, so do not waste any more time.
We serve clients all of Southern California including Pasadena, Century City, and all of West LA. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and need legal advice, call our office at (310) 598-1719 today.