Asheville Defective Medical Device Lawyers
If you were harmed by a defective medical device, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. At Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C., our Asheville defective medical device lawyers are prepared to fight for you in a court of law. We know how to hold negligent manufacturers accountable for their actions and can help you win the compensation you deserve.
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What Is a Defective Medical Device?
A defective medical device is any medical product that is unreasonably dangerous to the consumer due to a design or manufacturing flaw. These products can cause severe injuries and even death, especially when used as intended by a doctor.
Examples of defective medical devices include:
- Heart valves
- Hip and knee implants
- Intravenous bags
- Surgical tools
- Casts and bandages
- Contaminated blood products
Who Is Liable for a Defective Medical Device?
When a medical device is found to be defective, the potential liability may extend to multiple parties involved in the product's lifecycle. The manufacturer of the device is often held primarily responsible, as they are obligated to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their products. However, liability can also extend to others in the supply chain, such as distributors or medical facilities that provided the device.
Additionally, medical professionals who fail to properly inform patients about the risks associated with a device could potentially face liability. Each case is unique, necessitating a thorough examination of the circumstances to accurately determine fault.
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In a successful personal injury case involving a defective medical device, the types of damages that could be recovered generally fall into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages compensate the plaintiff for monetary losses such as medical expenses, loss of earnings, and future care costs. Non-economic damages cover intangible losses such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages, which are awarded in cases of particularly egregious misconduct, aim to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future. It's important to consult with a qualified attorney to understand the potential damages applicable to your case.
If you were injured by a defective medical device, you should not have to pay for the consequences of someone else's negligence. At Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C., our Asheville defective medical device lawyers are dedicated to providing tailored legal guidance throughout this challenging time. From an initial case analysis to settlement negotiations and representation in court, our team is here to help.
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