The damages in a defective medical device claim chiefly stem from the fact that victims of defective implants must undergo a second revision surgery. Therefore, you may be entitled to compensation for the expense of this second procedure as well as the value of your lost wages plus pain and suffering, if applicable. In this video, attorney John Keefe Jr. explains the damages associated with defective medical devices as well as liability issues.
People that undergo hip and knee replacement already start with very difficult decisions. They’ve been suffering pain and limitation for a number of years, and they have to make the threshold decision: should they have their hip or knee replaced? What makes these lawsuits really heartbreaking is that these folks have to do it all over again. The hope that they had, which motivated them to have their hip or knee replaced in the first place, has been taken away. They know what’s ahead. They have to do it all over again, but it’s much more difficult the second time. So, what we’re able to do for them is recover the cost of that second surgery, to recover the lost time from work related to the second surgery, and the unfortunate but significant pain and suffering they have to undergo for quite a period of time as a result of the defective product. Fault clearly rests with the manufacturers. They know very well how little they test their new products. They gamble by taking the short route to market. Here at the Keefe Law Firm, we stand for you. Call now to get the help you need at (866) 575-5000; visit us at KeefeLawFirm.com.