Damages That May be Included in a Defective Medical Device Claim

Damages That May be Included in a Defective Medical Device Claim

If you had an illness or injury that caused your doctor to prescribe you to use a medical device, you are likely to do so because you trust your doctor’s professional opinion. While the medical device you use should be promoting your health and wellness, there are times when a device is defective and it actually does not help a patient but causes further harm. 

If you reside in or near Mississippi and you suffered damages or injuries from a defective medical device, you could have a case for compensation. To learn more about your rights and your options for securing the most compensation, the Jackson defective medical device attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC can help you with your claim.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Medical Device Claim?

Damages That May be Included in a Defective Medical Malpractice ClaimThe details regarding why the device you used malfunctioned will determine where liability falls. Liability may be due to errors during manufacturing, design, or with marketing and informational materials. When a defective medical device goes to market, one or many parties may be responsible for the harm that it causes. 

A person who was injured by a defective medical device has the right to file a defective medical device claim for compensation. Essentially, a defective medical device claim is a defective product suit. So if you were harmed by a defective medical device, the Jackson defective product attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC can help you manage your suit.

While every case is different, the following damages may be included in your claim for compensation:

  • Reimbursement for prescription medications that may have been required to help with pain or other issues following a defective medical device injury. For some victims, corrective surgeries may be required and as a result, medications are likely to be prescribed. Medications can be costly and the expense of these drugs can be included in a claim.
  • Any treatment that a victim needed to fix the physical bodily harm that their defective medical device caused will come with a cost. The totality of medical bills that a victim accrues can be accounted for in a claim.
  • When the physical harm is so severe a victim must take time away from their job to recover this will come with missing wages. Lost wages can be recouped in a Mississippi product liability claim.
  • When additional surgeries and treatments are required to fix the damage that a defective product causes, the cost for these corrective procedures can be included in a claim.
  • If the defective medical device caused death, the family of the deceased has the right to pursue compensation for their loss.
  • Emotional and physical pain that resulted from the damages a defective medical device caused may be added to a defective medical device claim.

Speak to a Jackson Defective Medical Device Attorney Today

The destruction that can result from a defective medical device can be substantial. Obtaining compensation for those losses is important. If you or a loved one was hurt from a medical device that malfunctioned, please call the Jackson personal injury attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.