A Defective Medical Devices Attorney Can Help Secure the Compensation You Deserve
Defective medical devices, such as hip replacement systems or laparoscopic equipment, can cause long-term injuries and pain and suffering. Josh Silverman is an experienced defective medical devices attorney in Richmond, VA, who can investigate these cases with a biomedical engineer to determine liable parties. He will work tirelessly to help you secure fair compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered long-term injuries as a result of a defective medical device, contact Silverman Law Firm, LC today to find out if you are eligible for compensation.
Common Types of Defective Medical Devices
Medical devices can range from those that are implanted into our bodies, such as hip replacement systems, to those that we use externally, such as wheelchairs. Some of the more common medical devices to experience defects include:
- Hip replacement systems
- Laparoscopic devices
- Medical lifts
- Medical beds and blankets
- Guidant defibrillators
- Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) blood clot filters
Injuries Caused by Defective Medical Devices
Defective medical devices, particularly those that are implanted internally, can cause serious damage. Implants such as hip replacement systems and IVC filters can break and the pieces can migrate. This can cause damage to the internal organs. Other devices, like medical blankets, can harbor bacteria that can lead to serious infection. Still other devices, like a faulty wheelchair, can cause head injuries or broken bones. In the most severe of cases, injuries caused by a defective medical device can be fatal.
Working with a Defective Medical Devices Attorney is Critical
You need an attorney on your side in the event that you suffer injuries from a defective medical device. There are a number of different potentially liable parties, including the designer and manufacturer of the device, the doctor or surgeon who used the device, and the hospital where the device was used. Mr. Silverman works with an expert biomedical engineer to investigate these serious cases.
Defective medical devices, particularly those that are implanted internally, can cause serious damage.
With the engineer’s help and a thorough medical evaluation, Mr. Silverman can better determine liability for your injuries. To prevent the destruction of evidence by an at-fault party, he will send a spoliation letter. This notifies the at-fault party of the pending lawsuit and makes it difficult for them to say evidence was accidentally destroyed or lost. He will work diligently to build a strong case against the negligent party so that you can secure the compensation you deserve.
It is important to take prompt action, however. Virginia has statutes of limitations in place regarding injuries from defective medical devices. Injured victims must file their claim within 10 years of purchasing the product. However, victims must file these claims no more than two years after the complications associated with the defective product were discovered.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you believe you have suffered injuries relating to a defective medical device, call our office at (804) 325-4992 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Mr. Silverman can meet with you to discuss your case in detail and help guide you through the process of these complex lawsuits.