Science has made our lives much easier and improved our life expectancy considerably. But the use of defective medical devices can have adverse consequences on the patients they should have helped. Your Abbeville defective devices lawyer can help you determine which party you can hold accountable for the damages you have suffered.
Manufacturers of medical devices are often multi-billion companies that will put up a fight when facing legal action. Having our legal team on your side will make the claims process much easier, and we may even be able to avoid engaging in a lengthy litigation process for you to get compensated.
Establishing Liability and Which Parties to Hold Responsible
Establishing liability if you suffered injuries from a defective device will require proof that the device was defective. This is why the first step you need to take if you suspect that a medical device has caused you injuries is to seek medical attention.
A Medical Facility Could Be Responsible for Your Harm
You should seek medical attention from a different healthcare facility than the one you got the device. If you were injured, this can be helpful in securing damages. However, you do not need to prove injuries in a defective product case.
Regardless, speak with your lawyer as soon as possible. Many patients suffer from defective devices because healthcare facilities hide this fact or blame the patient’s worsening condition on something else.
An Abbeville defective devices lawyer can help you determine fault for the defective device, and that will likely be the manufacturer. Your defective device lawyer will investigate the device’s supply chain and determine if the manufacturer warned of any adverse effects.
Failure to warn doctors or patients that the device may pose significant risks helps you establish the manufacturer’s liability. The manufacturer is also liable if they fail to recall devices they realize are defective. Even if they recall the product, you could still hold them accountable for the damages you have suffered.
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What Our Abbeville Defective Devices Lawyers Do
Any claim for damages involves a lot of complex legal procedures that may overwhelm you if you lack legal representation. Our defective device legal team can give you a free consultation to understand your case and develop a plan to get you compensated. Your lawyer will speak to the liable party or parties and their insurance providers.
The liable parties usually involved in defective device claims, such as manufacturers or healthcare institutions, have legal teams. This means that they will put up a spirited defense and try as much as possible to limit their liability. Communicating directly with the liable party, their lawyers, or their insurers can be risky for your case.
We Want to Make the Case as Easy for You to Understand as Possible
Your lawyer will handle all communications and relay everything you need to know in a way that you can understand. Your Abbeville defective devices lawyer will help you determine the worth of your claim. Determining the worth of your claim will help you during the negotiation process, as the insurer may make a very poor settlement offer.
We Will Gather Evidence to Secure Damages for You
Your lawyer will gather evidence to back up your claim and argue with the liable party’s insurance company. Your Abbeville lawyer will also:
- Go to court if the liable party refuses to settle your claim
- Handle the paperwork on your behalf
- Advise you on what course of action to follow
I thank God for Digger & David. I don’t know what we would have done if it hadn’t have been for them.Rick Smith | Client
Non-Economic and Economic Damages You Can Recover
The injuries you have suffered will determine the worth of your claim. Your defective devices lawyer can help you recover the following monetary damages arising out of your injuries:
- Cost of medical treatment
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Wages lost
- Cost of future medical expenses, such as cost of surgeries and future cost of additional medical devices
You can recover these monetary damages through an out-of-court settlement. But you should not accept any offer you receive from the liable party without having it checked out by your defective devices lawyer. The non-monetary damages you suffer can also qualify you for compensation, including damages for pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and stress.
You Could Fight for Defective Devices Damages If You Lost a Loved One
If you have lost an immediate family member, you could recover damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party. Your wrongful death lawyer can help you seek damages if you are the deceased’s spouse, child, or parent.
We understand that your compensation will not instantly make you instantly better or bring back your loved one. But it can help you get back on your feet and prevent your family from being financially burdened.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
We Operate on a Contingency-Fee Basis
You do not need to incur any upfront fees for having legal representation to help you fight for economic or non-economic damages. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee policy, which motivates us to work more diligently on your claim.
They treated us like no other people would. Whenever we needed something they were there for us. I put my trust in them and I don’t regret it.Client
Time Limits for a Defective Devices Lawsuit in Louisiana
Like all other personal injury cases in the state, you have one year to file a claim for damages if you sustained injuries from a defective device. However, the statute of limitations imposed by Louisiana Civil Code § 3492 does not begin counting down if the injured party is a minor. But you have the right to pursue damages on your child’s behalf, as waiting for them to turn 18 may negatively affect your claim.
Your defective devices attorney can help you build a successful claim before the deadline set by the state. They will also discuss the exceptions that exist if you have missed the time limit.
Call a Defective Devices Lawyer’s Team Today
It can be an uphill task taking on medical device manufacturers or healthcare institutions. Our defective devices lawyers know what it will take to win a claim for damages if you or an Abbeville loved one suffered due to a defective medical device.
Get a free consultation by calling Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today. We can also help with defective vehicles cases.