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Florida Medical Product Liability Lawyers

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Joseph Osborne

Were You Injured By a Defective Medical Product? Learn About Your Legal Options

A medical product liability lawyer can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve. Medical product liability cases can be complex and may involve intricate legal and medical issues. Attempting to go through them alone can be overwhelming.

A Florida medical product liability lawyer can provide invaluable assistance by guiding you through the legal process and advocating for your best interests every step of the way. If you have been harmed due to a defective medical product in Florida, seeking the assistance of a skilled medical product liability lawyer can help protect your rights.

Defective medical product cases are inherently emotional and often involve significant injuries and losses. At Osborne & Francis, our primary goal is to provide the highest level of legal guidance while offering personalized representation and open communication.

We accept many different types of medical device liability cases and have successfully tackled the most challenging issues involving the largest manufacturers. Contact the team at Osborne & Francis online or by calling our office at (561) 293-2600 to learn more about the legal process and how a lawsuit can benefit you and your family.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

Compensation Available in Defective Medical Device Lawsuits

Defective medical devices can range from implantable devices, such as hip replacements and pacemakers, to surgical instruments, and even everyday medical equipment. When these devices fail to perform as intended, those responsible for their design, manufacture, or distribution may be held liable for any injuries caused.

In defective medical device lawsuits, individuals who have suffered injuries or harm due to the use of a faulty medical product may have legal recourse to pursue compensation for the injuries they have sustained. A Florida medical product liability attorney can help you pursue maximum financial compensation by helping you file a lawsuit against those who have harmed you.

Financial compensation in a defective medical product liability case may include:

  • Compensation for medical expenses: You may be able to pursue compensation for past and future medical expenses related to treating the injuries caused by the defective medical product.
  • Emotional harm: Injuries and harms caused by defective medical products can be traumatic and may cause severe pain and suffering. A lawyer can help you pursue compensation for the emotional distress and mental anguish your injuries have caused you.
  • Punitive damage awards: Punitive awards are intended to hold the defendant accountable for their actions. They are also used to send a message to others that such negligent behavior will not be tolerated. In instances where the opposing party’s conduct is found to be reckless or intentional, the court may determine that a punitive award is necessary.
  • Loss of income or lost wages: Injuries caused by defective medical products can cause you to miss work or may even affect your overall ability to work. In these situations, a defective medical product liability attorney can help you pursue compensation for missed workdays, reduced work hours, or the inability to return to work in the future.

The legal complexities of defective medical device lawsuits can be challenging, requiring the assistance of experienced attorneys who have experience in product liability law. By pursuing compensation in defective medical device lawsuits, injured patients can seek justice, and hold accountable those responsible for their injuries.

Through a lawsuit, you can obtain the financial resources you need to recover and move forward with your life. Contact an experienced Florida defective medical product attorney from Osborne & Francis online or at (561) 293-2600. We can help you file your lawsuit and set your case up for success from the very beginning.

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What Kind of Harm Can A Defective Medical Device Cause?

A defective medical product can cover a wide range of devices and drugs that have the potential to inflict harm or trigger adverse reactions. If you or a loved one have experienced injuries linked to a defective product or medical device, seek legal guidance from a Florida product liability lawyer.

Certain items are frequently recalled or associated with harm:

  • Pacemakers
  • Stents
  • IUDs
  • IVC Filters
  • Breast Implants
  • Hip Replacements
  • Knee Replacements
  • Kidney Dialysis Filters
  • Defibrillators
  • MRI Machines
  • Intravenous lines
  • Spinal-Cord Stimulators
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Contact Lenses
  • Breast Pumps
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Insulin Pump Implant
  • Prescription Drugs, including Zantac, Oxycontin, and Accutane

Faulty medical products have the potential to inflict serious bodily harm. Defective medical products can result from various factors throughout the design or manufacturing process. Defects may even be caused by an oversight from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

For example, defective implantable medical devices such as hip replacements and knee implants can loosen or become unstable if they are not designed or manufactured correctly. Pacemakers have been known to trigger internal burns due to short circuits, leading to life-threatening conditions like sepsis or infection. Implantable devices carry a heightened risk of bacterial infections.

Prescription medications may be deemed defective if their harmful side effects outweigh their intended benefits or if they were manufactured incorrectly, resulting in severe adverse reactions.

Medical devices can cause serious injuries including:

  • Nervous system damage
  • Tissue or bone damage
  • Infections
  • Cardiovascular damage
  • Permanent disability
  • Allergic reactions
  • Severe strokes
  • Bleeding on the brain
  • Organ damage
  • Medication error resulting from faulty IV lines administering the wrong dosage
  • Chronic pain

If you have sustained injury after using a medical device, you may have cause to bring a lawsuit against those who are responsible for your harm. Consult with an experienced defective medical product lawyer who can assess the specific circumstances of your case

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“I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer/ firm — everything was done professionally exactly how I wanted. Due to COVID my personal attorney Mr. Garcia was still able to make things work in a timely manner and he never made me feel like he wasn’t working. Overall I’m happy with how my case turned out and I would recommend him and this law firm to anyone. 100% satisfied.”

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

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Dennis and the other Osborne & Francis staff were amazing! Our case was HUGE and required tender loving care. Everyone on our case did their part by putting all the puzzle pieces together. We were given step by step updates and put at ease when our nerves got the best of us. For every inquiry we made we received a timely response...You are appreciated!

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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"


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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

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Contact a Florida Defective Medical Product Attorney Today

Hiring a Florida medical product liability attorney can make all the difference in your legal case and in your healing process. Your attorney can handle communications with insurance companies, defense attorneys, and other parties involved in the case. They will negotiate to seek a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your injuries and losses. They will also be prepared to take your case to trial if necessary to achieve justice.

With a dedicated medical product liability lawyer by your side, you can have confidence knowing that your rights are protected and that you have someone fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Why Hire Osborne & Francis

Joe Osborne and the attorneys at Osborne & Francis have many years of experience in pursuing medical device litigation. Joe Osborne has helped secure billions of dollars for clients who have been harmed after using medical devices.

Such victories include a $1 billion dollar payout for those injured by defective Stryker hip implants and a $26.7 million dollar verdict for those injured by defective Boston Scientific Pinnacle mesh devices. Contact the team of defective medical product lawyers from Osborne & Francis online or by calling us at (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to help you learn more about the legal process and, when you are ready, help you take the first step toward justice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be held liable in my defective medical product lawsuit?

In a defective medical product lawsuit, liability can extend to various parties involved in the design, manufacturing, and sale of the product. The manufacturer of the defective medical product is typically the primary party held liable in product liability cases. This includes the company or companies responsible for designing, producing, and assembling the product.

Determining liability in a defective medical product lawsuit requires a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the product's defect and the parties involved in its design. An experienced product liability attorney can identify potentially liable parties, and help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.

How much is my defective medical product lawsuit worth?

Determining the value of a defective medical product lawsuit depends on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact of the defective product on your life, and the strength of your legal case.

Consult with an experienced defective medical product attorney who can calculate the compensation you may be entitled to, and help you recover for your injuries and losses. Keep in mind that every case is unique, and the value of your lawsuit will depend on the specific facts and circumstances involved.

How long will my Florida defective medical product lawsuit take?

The duration of a Florida defective medical product lawsuit can vary significantly depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case, the number of parties involved, and the legal process involved.

The timeline for a Florida defective medical product lawsuit can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of your case. While some cases may be resolved relatively quickly through settlement negotiations, others may take several years to reach a resolution, particularly if the case proceeds to trial or involves complex legal issues.

When should I file my Florida defective medical product liability lawsuit?

In Florida, the statute of limitations sets a deadline for initiating a lawsuit. The statute of limitations refers to the timeframe during which you file a lawsuit. In Florida, the statute of limitations may vary depending on the type of product liability lawsuit you would like to bring.

If you believe you have been injured by a defective medical product in Florida, you should seek legal guidance from a qualified attorney. An attorney can assess your case and explain your legal options.

By taking timely action and consulting with an attorney, you can protect your rights and pursue fair compensation for your injuries caused by the defective medical product. Contact a Florida medical product liability attorney from Osborne & Francis, online or by calling our office at (561) 293-2600. Our team is here to help you pursue justice.