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Medical devices are supposed to alleviate our medical problems, not make them worse. Yet, millions of medical devices that cause harm are released to Asheville and the general public every year. Many complications arising from the use of these devices can cause lasting pain and damage, sometimes negatively affecting the patient for the rest of their life.

Medical device manufacturers have strict liability towards any patients who are harmed by their products. Injured patients can pursue a liability claim against these companies in order to repay their associated injury costs, including medical bills, rehabilitation, lost income, pain and suffering, and permanent disability or disfigurement.

Anyone who thinks they have been hurt by a defective medical device should speak with an Asheville defective medical devices lawyer to learn about their rights and their legal options. They should not have to bear the cost of a device manufacturers’ negligence, and they can fight for the right to repayment from all liable parties.

To speak with a defective medical devices attorney in Asheville, you can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today. Schedule your consultation now when you call 828-222-7649 or contact us online using our quick, convenient form.

Common Medical Device Injuries and Ongoing Litigation

Medical devices are supposed to go through rigorous testing in order to decrease the amount of potential harm to device users to as close to zero percent as possible. Yet, some device manufacturers fail to thoroughly vet their device before releasing it to the market. Some even use the 501(k) exception, allowing them to forego most testing so long as their product is similar to one already released — regardless of whether that product is shown to be likely to cause harm, so long as it is not actively subject to a mandatory recall.

Common injuries resulting from medical devices include:

  • Infection
  • Internal organ or tissue damage
  • Impairment of nerve or muscle functioning
  • Blindness
  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Device failure, causing a medical emergency

You may have even heard of some of the ongoing litigation happening against the manufacturers of devices like hernia mesh or hip replacements. Lawsuits against medical device manufacturers occur all of the time, and patient victims have a right to know about their legal options to pursue compensation for their own injuries and resulting damages.

Manufacturers’ Liability for Injuries Caused by Medical Devices in Asheville

Unlike many other forms of injury law, those who are hurt by medical devices do not necessarily have to prove that a medical device manufacturer was negligent or intended harm.

Instead, the minimum showings for a strict liability defective products case are as follows:

  1. The device was manufactured, designed, and/or distributed by the defendant
  2. The medical device was used by the patient as intended by the manufacturer
  3. Use of the medical device directly caused harm to the patient
  4. The patient suffered damages that could be recovered through a remedial insurance or court litigation system

Close family members of those who are killed by medical device-related injuries may also be eligible for filing a claim or lawsuit if the victim’s case met the above criteria.

Work with a Passionate Asheville Defective Medical Devices Lawyer

Auger & Auger fiercely represents clients who have been injured directly by defective medical devices. We aim to make you comfortable during the litigation process while keeping you informed of your options and your most advantageous legal strategies. With the assistance of one of our defective medical device lawyers in Asheville, you can pursue the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and related damages.

Don’t ignore your rights to obtain compensation for your injuries from those responsible. Get informed of your options and what strategies increase the chances of a successful claim when you speak to an Asheville defective medical device attorney for free during your initial case review.

Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation now when you call 828-222-7649 or contact us online.

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