It is difficult to understate the role that a reliable medical device plays in a person’s health. Artificial joint replacements, heart valves, and other implants should function to improve a person’s medical prospects and quality of life. If a doctor recommends using one of these objects, a patient should expect it to function as intended. Sadly, this is not always the case. The makers of medical devices may allow errors to occur during the design or manufacture of these objects. Patients have the right to seek compensation if these errors result in a new or worsening injury.

A Williamsville defective medical devices lawyer can help you seek proper financial compensation from at-fault manufacturers. Contact our team of tenacious product liability attorneys at Richmond Vona, LLC, to begin reviewing the details of your incident.

Companies Must Produce Safe Products That Function as Intended

The makers of all consumer products, medical devices included, must produce objects that function as intended. This does not mean they must create objects that can never cause harm. On the contrary, this means that the objects must not malfunction as long as a consumer uses that product as intended.

Unfortunately, defects and cutting corners often result in injuries from malfunctioning products. According to state law, people seeking compensation after an injury that results from using a defective medical device must be able to show one of the following:

  • An injury from a product was the result of a defective design
  • A manufacturing flaw caused the device to be defective
  • The maker did not provide proper instructions for safe and appropriate use

The path toward recovering for losses will vary based on each person’s specific experience. A Williamsville defective medical devices attorney can provide more information about product liability laws and how they impact a person’s case.

Injured People Deserve Full Compensation for Their Losses

Whether someone suffered harm from a metal-on-metal hip implant or faulty hernia mesh, the goal of any personal injury claim is to collect the compensation that a person needs to get their life back to some sense of normalcy. While this may be impossible from a practical standpoint, a lawsuit must properly catalog how an incident has impacted a person’s life.

When considering cases alleging medical device failure, these losses may be extreme. A failing medical device may require a second surgery, lengthy rehabilitation, and induce severe emotional anguish. Additionally, a person may experience a diminished quality of life or be left unable to earn a living. A claim for compensation must determine the entirety of a patient’s losses to hold a negligent maker accountable.

Our defective medical device attorneys in Williamsville work with individuals to understand their situations, gather evidence of loss, and demand full payments from all at-fault parties. They also realize that New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214 gives people three years from the date of the discovery of an injury to file a lawsuit. Speaking with dedicated legal counsel now lets them provide immediate assistance to stay within this statute of limitations.

Contact a Williamsville Defective Medical Devices Attorney for Assistance Recovering for Losses

The makers of medical devices have an obligation to produce items that function as intended. If you have suffered an injury because of a medical device failure that was not the fault of the doctor, the maker of that product could be liable to provide compensation for your losses.

A Williamsville defective medical devices lawyer can help you. Our attorneys can explain the state’s product liability laws and how they affect your case. They can also work to locate a qualified medical expert and determine how the event has impacted your life to seek the full measure of damages you deserve. Contact Richmond Vona, LLC today to learn more.

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