Often injured patients believe their doctor or hospital to be responsible for an injury or complication arising from medical treatment or services. Often the cause may be the defective manufacture, repair or maintenance of a medical device. The medical malpractice lawyers at LG are well versed in litigating cases due to a defective medical device and negligence of a medical professional. Each of us use products of all kinds, every day without thought that we could suffer injury due to their defective manufacture, design or maintenance of medical or pharmaceutical devices. When you are injured after medical treatment, and are not certain the cause was due to the acts of a medical professional or doctor, it may have been caused by a product for which there is responsibility with the manufacturer, retailer, supplier or the persons responsible for its maintenance or repair, our medical malpractice attorneys will perform an investigation of the circumstances and the product itself to make that determination.
Defective Medical Device Attorney
Often it may appear that a medical professional was negligent for your injury, or perhaps even yourself bore some responsibility, but in fact had the product been properly designed, manufactured, installed or properly maintained, or had the injured person been properly warned of the risks, the injury would not have occurred or been as severe. In such a case liability may be imposed for the product’s effect and cause of your injury.
A good example can be seen in a case recently tried in Monterey County by our lawyers. In 2014, our attorneys tried a case that appeared at the outset to be a drunk driving case with the client’s catastrophic injuries being due to the driver’s intoxication and the injured client’s own poor judgement. While the driver of the car was admittedly intoxicated and the passenger entered the vehicle knowing this fact, it was proven in trial that had the car’s manufacturer installed a shoulder harness as opposed to a lap belt, the injury would have been averted. While it was the drunk driver who caused the accident, it was the car’s manufacturer who caused the injury due to its designing the vehicle without a shoulder harness, knowing the risks such a design presented. No warning of these risks was provided to operators or passengers in the car. The jury awarded our client $12.6 million in damages.
Whether a defect in a vehicle, the construction of building, in medical devices, toys, child safety devices or automobile safety devices, it is important to retain the right professionals experienced in determining if there is possible liability arising from the defective design, manufacture, or maintenance of a product, that may not be readily apparent at first glance.
If your medical professional was at legally at fault, our medical malpractice attorneys will represent your interests against the provider or refer you to a competent attorney near geographically to your residence or area of treatment. Various time constraints and damage limitations apply to cases of this kind and require you to immediately seek the advice of competent counsel to avoid losing or diminishing your rights.
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