Medical Device Recalls
When a medical device has been recalled, it is often after injuries or deaths have resulted from its use. The makers or manufacturers of medical devices may recall a product when it's proven defective, has design defects, or has been marketed to the public or medical doctors with inaccurate or false claims. If you have used a medical device that has been recalled, and it has caused you pain, harm, or losses, it is important to contact a medical device recall lawyer in Tennessee.
The Higgins Firm has helped numerous victims and their families recover compensation after they required further surgeries, suffered from a severe infection, lost a limb, or experienced serious side effects after using a medical device that has since been recalled. We are able to provide you with aggressive legal advocacy and a dedication to your case that gets results. For a complimentary case review with a medical device lawyer Tennessee residents trust, call The Higgins Firm.Common Defective and Recalled Medical Devices
At The Higgins Firm, we focus on personal injury and workers compensation law. When clients come to us for help, we are ready to offer them our due diligence and attention. Over our many years of experience, we have sought compensation from manufacturers who violated the trust of medical patients. These lawsuits have involved:
- Hip Implants
- IVC Filters
- Hernia Mesh
- Breast Implants
- Knee Replacements
- Joint Replacements
Even if your medical device is not listed above, we encourage you to call our Tennessee medical device recall lawyers from The Higgins Firm as soon as possible.Current Medical Device Recall Lawsuits
At this time there are a large number of medical device recalls. Some of these do have pending lawsuits or have settled already. In general, if a medical device is causing you harm and you believe it is a result of a flaw, defective component, failure to warn, or other form of negligence, please don't wait to call a medical device recall lawyer in Tennessee.
A full list of current medical device recalls can be found on the FDA's website here.The Jurisdiction of the Lawsuit
Medical device recall lawsuits can include class action and multidistrict litigation lawsuits. In either type of lawsuit, it is possible for dozens, hundreds, or thousands of cases from throughout the United States to be heard in one court located in a single jurisdiction. This means that you can be from anywhere in the country, but retain a lawyer in another state to help you with this type of case. Sometimes an out-of-area lawyer will seek assistance from a local lawyer near to your place of residence so as to maintain close communication with you.When Your Medical Device Has Been Recalled
Learning that your own medical device has been recalled can be frightening news. Typically, once the recall happens, there will be a recommended course of action. This could include medical testing to determine whether or not adverse consequences are relevant to your situation. It is possible that immediate corrective treatment will be prescribed to you.
If a recalled medical product has caused some kind of harm or loss to you, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against the maker, manufacturer, or other relevant entity. Most of these cases are resolved through multi-district litigation or out of court. In about five percent of cases, a trial will be necessary. Regardless of how you recover compensation, you do have an obligation to prove the device caused you unexpected and unnecessary harm even though you used it as intended.There are Time Limits to File
In Tennessee and the rest of the country, there are strict statute of limitations. If a medical device has caused you harm, please begin to protect your legal rights now. Call a medical device recall lawyer from The Higgins Firm.