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How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You with Medical Device Injuries?

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If you or a loved one has been injured because of a prescription medication or medical device, you deserve compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical bills. Some people assume if a product was recommended by a doctor, or if a patient willingly underwent a procedure or took a medication, he or she is responsible for any harm that was caused.

This is not necessarily true. Drug companies and medical device manufacturers pay steep fines when found guilty of misleading doctors and consumers. Some have knowingly hidden research results and have unethically encouraged doctors to recommend their products. If you are a victim of any of these practices, you are entitled to compensation. Working with a personal injury attorney makes it possible to recover what you deserve and receive the support you need to restore your quality of life.

What can a personal injury attorney do for you if you have been harmed by pharmaceuticals or medical devices?

Evaluate the Validity of Your Complaint

In most cases, if you become ill or are injured because of a medical product, you will be entitled to some type of compensation. However, there are exceptions and if you fall into an unusual category, there is no sense wasting your time and resources trying to recover an award. A personal injury attorney can help you determine if filing a complaint in court is worth your time.

Determine If Joining a Class Action Lawsuit is in Your Best Interest

Class action suits form when many people are harmed in a similar manner because of a medical product. A class action suit can make the legal process more efficient and give you greater bargaining power. However, it can also reduce the compensation you receive. A personal injury attorney helps you determine if participation in a class action suit is the best option for you or if you should pursue a filing on your own.

Gather Information and Contact Industry Experts

Building a case against a pharmaceutical or medical device company takes time. Most people have work and family responsibilities and lack this time. This is even more the case when you are recovering from an injury or illness. A personal injury attorney uses his or her legal team to gather the information and build a strong case to support your claim. Additionally, he or she already knows experts in the industry that can speak on your behalf if needed.

Navigate the Complex Legal System

In general, the legal system is complex. You might have a perfectly winnable case, but if you do not seek the proper legal representation, your future is at risk. If you have been injured by a medical device or a prescription medication has damaged your health, contact the legal team at Miller and Steiert, P.C.

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