Portland Defective Medical Device Lawyer
Injured by a Stent, Implant, or Other Medical Device?
When the very thing that is supposed to improve your health does the exact
opposite, it is a frustrating and painful experience. Defective medical
devices can affect almost any individual and you may be eligible to receive
compensation for the losses that you have suffered.
Our Portland personal injury attorney has more than two decades of hands-on
experience and can use his knowledge to help you reach a positive outcome
in your case. No matter what defective medical device has caused you injury,
you should not have to live with the consequences. Angel Law, P.C. is
prepared to craft a skilled defense on your behalf.
Call (503) 862-8666 today to learn how our team can help you.
Types of Defective Medical Devices
Although medical devices can become defective for a variety of reasons,
there are several types of products that are known to frequently result
in problems. When defective, these
dangerous products can lead to severe, even lifelong, complications. Identifying the device
responsible for your suffering is the first step to filing a claim.
Commonly defective devices include:
- Knee implants
- Hip implants
- Drug eluting stents
- Guidant defibrillators
- Kugel Mesh patch
- Pain pumps
- Transvaginal mesh
Common causes of defective medical products include poor manufacturing
protocol, defective design, and inadequate marketing tactics. In any case,
when your life has been affected by an ineffective medical device, you
may have grounds to file for
malpractice or advance an action lawsuit. Consult with an experienced injury attorney
in Portland to learn about your legal options at this time.
Pursuing Legal Action
Individuals who are considering filing a lawsuit regarding injury that
they suffered from defective medical devices generally have two options
– class action lawsuits and individual litigation. Class action
lawsuits are filed for an entire group of people who have experienced
injury from the same company or product. Individual litigation, also referred
to as private action, is a lawsuit filed by just one person.
Class action lawsuits are beneficial because they are generally for much
higher amounts of money and are effective at getting the attention of
the company being sued. If your claim is not very large, a class action
lawsuit may be in your best interest. When there is a limited amount of
money for a recovery, a class action lawsuit splits the money up evenly
amongst those who filed.
Private action, however, has the appeal of controlling the settlement amount
and the legal process. Private action is also advantageous for those who
have lost a great deal of money or have suffered a unique injury.
Retain an Attorney with Two Decades of Legal Experience
Filing a lawsuit on your own, whether it is class action or private action,
is often confusing. If you approach a lawsuit without consulting a personal
injury lawyer, and you may end up with far less money than you deserve.
When you work with our team at Angel Law, P.C. you can trust that we will
commit ourselves to your case until it has been resolved successfully,
fighting for you every step of the way.
Contact our firm to discuss your complimentary case evaluation and contingency payment plan.