Many individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere rely on medical devices to assist in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Should a medical device prove defective or dangerous, the health of a patient could be placed at significant risk. Individuals who suffer harm due to such a device may be entitled to compensation, and many could choose to pursue it through a products liability claim.
Johnson & Johnson is a name West Virginia parents have trusted for years. The company is well-known for its mild hygiene products that are marketed to be safe on babies. Because of their presumed safeness for use, some adults have also used the company's talcum-based products on themselves for various uses throughout the years. Unfortunately, there is a possible link to cancer with the consistent use of J&J's talcum-based products. A jury in another state just awarded $417 million to one woman in the products liability lawsuit she filed against the company, claiming a link between J&J products and her terminal cancer diagnosis.
Individuals in West Virginia and across the country who are forced to undergo surgical procedures often rely on medical professionals to have adequate knowledge and skills to safely perform their operations. However, some may not be given this level of care, and negligence can do a great deal of harm to the health of a patient, or worse. A woman recently filed a lawsuit against a medical facility, claiming its negligence led to the wrongful death of her husband.
Patients in West Virginia and elsewhere rely on the manufacturers of medical devices to properly test a product before it is released for use. These devices are used to treat countless medical conditions, many of which are implanted in a patient, even if only temporarily. A woman in another state has recently filed a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturers of a removable IVC filter.
Certain prescription drugs may have side-effects that a patient in West Virginia might want to be aware of before using them for treatment. However, in some cases the manufacturer of the drug might fail to inform doctors, or even patients, of any potential risks that could be involved. A woman in another state was recently awarded $15 million in a products liability lawsuit after her son suffered birth defects in relation to a drug she was taking while pregnant.
Companies are responsible for the manufacturing and testing of a multitude of medical devices each year. These devices are used to assist in the treatment of various medical conditions and are often crucial to the overall health of a patient. If one of these devices is defective, the subsequent harm to person's health can be catastrophic. If a company in West Virginia fails to warn a patient of possible defects, it could soon be facing a products liability lawsuit.
Many individuals across the country have had a medical device implanted to assist with a health condition. When forced to undergo a similar procedure, patients in West Virginia expect the device to be safe and to function properly. A faulty device can cause a medical condition to deteriorate and in some cases create new issues in the process. A woman in another state recently filed a products liability claim against a company, alleging that her hip joint implant stopped working prematurely.
People living in West Virginia buy certain products based on the functions those products are expected to perform. When a consumer pays good money for something that does not work as intended and he or she is injured as a result, a products liability lawsuit may be an appropriate remedy. A couple in another state recently filed a products liability lawsuit after the husband was injured while using a walker.
Dangerous or defective products cause injuries to thousands of people nationwide every year, including in West Virginia. Consumers who are victims of such injuries are entitled to pursue recovery of damages by filing products liability claims against those responsible. Furniture falling onto children has been the subject of many such claims, and those dangers were underscored by the recent death of a toddler in another state.
When a West Virginia patient has surgery to implant a medical device, it is with the expectation that he or she will receive quality care and that the products are safe. It is tragic and disappointing when these expectations are not met. Sadly, many patients suffer the repercussions of an unacceptable standard of care or an unsafe medical device without realizing that they may have grounds for a products liability claim.