No patient should ever suffer harm after taking medicine or using a device that was supposed to improve their health. Unfortunately, it happens far too often. If this has happened to you, you’re not only in pain but probably already frustrated. You want justice, and you want it as quickly as possible.
The attorneys with Osborne & Francis will do everything we can to help you achieve that justice. We’ll work tirelessly to hold those responsible for your suffering accountable. You can count on us to provide the aggressive representation necessary to help you obtain maximum compensation. If you would like to schedule a free evaluation of your case, please don’t hesitate to call (561) 264-6238 or use our online contact form.
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.
What is Medical Product Liability?
Medical product liability is a complex area of law that deals with the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers for the safety and effectiveness of their medical products. These products can include dangerous drugs, medical devices, surgical instruments, and other medical equipment. Doctors recommend using these drugs and equipment to diagnose, treat, or prevent diseases and medical conditions.
When a medical product is defective or unsafe, it can cause serious harm to patients who use them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved these products in many cases. However, they may not have thoroughly tested their safety and effectiveness. This is where product liability law comes into play
Types of Medical Products that Cause Dangerous Side Effects
Prescription drugs are among the most common medical products that can cause serious side effects. The FDA regulates these drugs, but they can still cause harm if not properly tested. They can also cause harm if manufacturers warn patients of potential risks.
Medical devices are another common source of product liability claims. These devices can include implants, pacemakers, surgical tools, and other medical equipment. If these devices are defective or not properly designed, they can cause serious harm to patients.
Over-the-counter medications are also subject to product liability claims if they cause harm to patients. These medications include pain relievers, cold and flu medications, and other commonly used drugs.
Common Injuries and Illnesses Caused by Defective Medical Devices
When a medical product is defective or unsafe, it can cause serious harm to patients. Some common injuries and illnesses caused by defective medical devices include:
Infections: Many medical devices, such as implants, can cause infections if not adequately sterilized. They can also cause infections if the manufacturer fails to design them in a manner that prevents the growth of bacteria.
Organ damage: Some medical devices, such as surgical instruments, can cause damage to organs if they are not used properly.
Allergic reactions: Some medical products, such as drugs and implants, can cause allergic reactions in some patients.
Cancer: Some medical products, such as implants, have been linked to increased cancer risk.
If you’ve suffered harm due to a medication or device, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or supplier of the product. To file a lawsuit, you’ll need to gather evidence that shows that the product was defective and that it caused your injury.
Your medical product liability attorney will work to show that the manufacturer, distributor, or supplier knew or should have known about the defect and failed to warn patients of the potential risks. A medical product liability lawyer can help you gather evidence and build a strong case.
What Damages Can I Recover?
If you file a product liability lawsuit and win, you may be able to recover damages, or financial losses. Your damages include your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses associated with the harm you experienced. The amount of money you can recover will depend on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your damages.
Do I Need to Hire a Medical Product Liability Lawyer?
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a defective medical product, you must consult a medical product liability lawyer as soon as possible. Osborne & Francis lawyers have extensive experience handling complex product liability cases and can help you navigate the legal process.
A medical product liability lawyer can help in many ways. They can, for instance, gather evidence, build a strong case, and negotiate with the manufacturer, distributor, or supplier. These negotiations can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
However, time will be of the essence when it comes to getting legal help. The reason is that your attorney will need to investigate as soon as possible. The earlier the investigation begins, the better the chances your lawyer will be able to collect critical evidence. This evidence could make the difference between getting the compensation you deserve and getting nothing for your suffering.
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Contact Osborne & Francis as Soon as Possible
Contact a medical product liability lawyer if you’ve suffered an injury as soon as possible. Osborne & Francis is a law firm with extensive experience handling product liability cases, including cases involving defective medical products.
Our team of lawyers can provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. We’ll work tirelessly to investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf.
If a defective medical product has injured you or a loved one, please get in touch with Osborne & Francis as soon as you can. We offer free consultations to discuss your case and help you understand your legal options.
Our lawyers will help you understand all the complexities involved with your case. We’ll also fight hard for the compensation you deserve. Our team of skilled attorneys will provide you with the guidance and support you need to get the justice you deserve. Schedule a free review of your case by contacting us online or calling (561) 264-6238.
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