When a person seeks medical treatment, it is with the expectation that the care given will meet a certain standard. West Virginia patients also have the right to expect that medical implants and medical devices used for medical treatment are safe. When dangerous medical devices cause harm, patients have the right to seek compensation through a products liability claim.
When a device implanted into a person's body is ineffective, defective or downright dangerous, it can cause a host of problems for the patient. The complications can be painful, lengthen recovery time and may lead to additional surgeries. The financial, emotional and physical impact can be devastating and far-reaching.
One of the most common types of defective medical devices are hip implants. Many popular brands have actually been recalled due to the potential threat to patients. These brands include Stryker hip system, Biomet hip implants and DePuy hip implants. If you suffered harm after a hip replacement surgery, you could be eligible for compensation. Additionally, if you learned that you were implanted with a medical device that is now recalled, it is beneficial to secure the services of a lawyer who can ensure that you get the care and compensation you deserve.
We protect the rights of West Virginia patients who have suffered because of dangerous medical devices, medical negligence or medical malpractice. You should not suffer the aftermath alone but should seek a legal opinion regarding your legal options. Schedule a consultation with a member of our team to learn more about your right to file a products liability claim.