Chattanooga Defective Medical Product Lawyers
Medical Products are supposed to make our lives easier. They are relied upon by millions to help relieve pain or increase mobility. However, sometimes medical equipment or medications can have defects or dangerous flaws in the way they are produced and designed. When this happens, the product that was created to reduce injuries and pain can actually excerbate problems. If you have been injured by a defective medical product, such as artificial knees or hips and then you should speak to one of the attorneys at the Higgins Firm. We will investigate your claim and help you get any compensation you may be entitled to.
The attorneys at the Higgins Firm will begin an investigation into the claim to determine the reason for the failure with medical device and if it could have been prevented.
If you or someone you has suffered as the result of a recalled artificial hip or knee please contact us today. Some of the defective joints have been known to cause problems such as infections, being unable to walk or stand, and premature failure of the device. The lawyers at our firm have the knowledge and skills to investigate your claim in order to make a decision about what your legal options may be and if you could receive compensation.WHAT MAKES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FLAWED OR FAULTY?
According to state laws, equipment or items are "defective" when the item has a manufacturing flaw or if how it was designed is flawed. Flaws can be things such as bad wire connections in the item, problems with the programming of the item, and other types of mistakes in the production of the item or in how it was designed which can lead to injuries.
Also, if inadequate warnings about possible risk factors or adverse reactions caused by the product are withheld by the manufacturer, whether this warnings are withheld from the treating physician or patient using the item, this may be a violation of the products liability laws of Tennessee. Consumers are entitled to all the information concerning any possible problems about equipment or items that they may use. If the makers of the equipment or items marketed them without proper notice of these dangers they may be responsible for injuries that their equipment or item caused.WHAT TYPE OF COMPENSATION CAN I GET IF INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE MEDICAL PRODUCT?
It is no surprise, that the damages can vary greatly from each victim. However, the most common damages sustained by our clients include the expense related to additional surgery, losing income, physical therapy and additional suffering and pain. In order for a lawsuit to result in adequate compensation the skills and knowledge of a well-known law firm is required. These skills are ones that the attorneys at the Higgins Firm have.
Each state has laws that determine how much compensation is allowed for dangerous equipment cases and any injury they may have caused. The equipment maker knowing about the problems and the seriousness of the injury are all taken into consideration. The types of compensation that may be given include:
- Compensation for Actual Financial Losses- According to the Tennessee state laws, the victim can recover any direct financial losses. This usually includes corrective surgeries, therapy and other related treatment It also includes any losses of income now and later on, and any losses for possible opportunity within a business or at your job.
- Compensation for non-financial damages- The type of things this includes are, any pain, being emotionally stressed, losses of a marriage or relationship and the income it provided, and any other type of stress that may have been caused.
- Punitive Compensation- Tennessee law may give the injured party compensation in order to punish a reckless manufacturer to prevent similar conduct from occurring in the future.
The lawyers at the Higgins Firm handle cases of people being injured by flawed pharmaceutical equipment and devices in Chattanooga and throughout Tennessee. Our lawyers have the experience to take on the large corporate lawyers and big insurance companies, and our Chattanooga personal injury lawyers understand the pain and powerlessness many Tennesseans feel after a medical device has caused them injury.
Please call us toll-free at 800.705.2121 or contact our Chattanooga law office online.