Medical Device Product Liability Attorneys in New York
Companies that manufacture and distribute medical devices are responsible for ensuring the safety of these products. When you or a loved one is injured by a faulty device, you may be eligible for financial compensation with the help of an attorney. Leav & Steinberg LLP can help New York City individuals pursue a product liability case to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and other damages resulting from this type of injury.
Medical Product Liability Claims
A personal injury claim for product liability can result from either a manufacturing or design defect or from the company's failure to warn distributors or consumers about the potential hazards associated with a device. Individuals have received financial damages for faulty or dangerous contraceptive pills, joint implants, stents to treat cardiac blockage, defibrillators, and many other products. If you were injured or became ill after the use of a medical device or drug, you have three years from the date the injury was discovered to file a claim (called the statute of limitations).
Available Medical Product Liability Compensation
New York allows plaintiffs who prove their personal injury case to collect both economic damages, such as the cost of medical care, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Individuals can also receive compensation for these common types of damages:
- Permanent disfigurement
- Lost current and future wages
- Loss of affection or consortium with your partner
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Other monetary losses
As your attorneys, we will help you gather the evidence to prove these damages and negotiate on your behalf. Possible defendants in this type of case include not only the product manufacturer or distributor, but also laboratories that tested the safety of the device, the health care provider who recommended or prescribed the medical device, the hospital or clinic where the device was inserted, and/or the retail store or pharmacy where you purchased the device.
Get Help From Leav & Steinberg
We have been assisting clients throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and beyond with medical device product liability cases since 1999. With decades of experience negotiating settlements and taking these cases to trial, we have helped many of our clients achieve the results they deserve after an injury caused by third-party negligence. Take the first step by getting in touch to tell us more about your case. Call our team of lawyers today at 212-766-5222 or request a free consultation today.