Do you have questions about defective medical device injuries in Florida? Read these 3 defective medical device questions, then give our lawyer a call today.
1. Should I speak to the insurance company regarding my defective medical device case?
When clients come in, sometimes they’ve been contacted by the insurance company for the manufacturer of the medical device or one of the other parties whose hands have touched the medical device. They want to know whether they should talk to them. Without fail, without exception, never talk to the insurance company. They do not have your interest at heart. They have their own interest of their insured, the maker of the device or any component part of the device. They want to get information that’s going to help and protect their insured, not you. Tell them that you’re represented by us and give them our contact information.
Once they know that it is illegal for them to talk to you directly, they will call us and then we will begin the process of conversation back and forth through our office. You get out of the process, which is the best place for you to be. If this has happened in Nassau County, Duval County, or any of the surrounding areas, call us. We’ll sit down. We’ll educate you about that issue as well as all the other issues that are connected with your case. We’ll devise a plan moving forward that will be best for you.
2. What do I do if a medical device I’ve been using has be recalled or is defective?
Many times, a device has produced injury or damaged people across the country. It gets the attention of the maker of the device or of the federal agency controlling the device and there is a recall. If there’s a recall, respond to it. You may be entitled depending upon the level of recall and the level of damages this recall causing some remedial compensation. Do what the recall says.
Now, having said that, you should also contact a lawyer because, if there’s a recall, it means there’s something wrong with the device, and more than likely, it’s a defect that the manufacturers probably knew or should have known about and they acted appropriately. That is a claim that you can make against the maker of that device. With a defective product, whether it’s recalled or not, you have the opportunity to make a claim against the maker and others, but most obviously the maker of the product. Whether it’s recalled or not, contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect that you’ve been hurt because of a device, a medical device. We can talk you through what you need to do, get the facts, and then advise you on how best to move forward.
3. What is the statute of limitations regarding a defective medication or medical device case?
In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years from the date that you either actually knew or suspected the device has caused your injury. There’s another statute involved, but four years typically is the statute that applies in those kinds of cases. If you have a case like that and you think that the medical device or such has caused the problem, contact us immediately if it’s happened in Duval County, or Nassau County, or any of the surrounding areas. They are complicated cases. They take a lot of time to develop. Please call immediately when you recognize that there may have been a problem with a device.
Did you or a loved one experience an unreasonably dangerous medical device in Florida and have questions? Check out these 3 defective medical device questions, contact experienced Florida defective medical device lawyer at Paul Boone Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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