Consumers who have been adversely impacted by a defective product may have the ability to file a personal injury lawsuit. Defective products can be in any category including food, over-the-counter medications, automobiles or surgical implants.
Surgical implant suits
One of the most well-known defective product claims have arisen as a result of metal-on-metal hip implants. Thousands of patients who were in pain due to joint deterioration had surgical procedures where their surgeons removed their natural joints and replaced them with these new implants. Some patients never suffered any adverse effects after implants while others had pain, swelling and other side-effects.
Artificial Hip Recalls
Over a period of several years, manufacturers of hip implants became concerned about the number of adverse effects reported by patients and physicians alike. As a result of these concerns, many began a recall process.
Many patients who had problems wound up having a second surgical procedure to replace their metal-on-metal hip implants because of these problems. Because of this, there were several personal injury suits filed by patients to recover compensatory damages. Compensatory damages were requested to cover the cost of additional surgical procedures and to compensate patients for pain suffered as the result of a defective product.
While there are many other cases of defective products, the metal-on-metal hip implants show clearly why a surgical patient must be made aware of any potential problems resulting from any surgical implant.
If you or a loved one suffered pain, increased medical bills or death as the result of a defective product, you should consider calling the Law Office of Noel B. Leonard. We can help you determine if you have a personal injury claim and, if so, represent you to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.