Omaha Product Liability Attorneys
Representing Victims of Defective Medical Devices
Our lives are intertwined with the technology all around us, and in the case of medical devices and implants, even inside of us. Whether it's a mobile phone, personal computer, or a hip replacement, we rely on these devices for certain basic functions to keep our day running smoothly. When the technology that we rely on fails, however, the results can be disastrous, especially with medical devices.
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Nothing is perfect, and some device failures are caused by unforeseeable errors or flaws. Sometimes, failures are foreseeable and the manufacturer should have known that the product they made had certain flaws or issues that made it unsuitable for people to use. When this happens, and the manufacturer fails to act in the interests of the public, then they should be held accountable for their mistakes.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective device, call an Omaha personal injury lawyer at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to discuss your case and talk about your options.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is a field of civil law that covers manufactured items and devices we use in our everyday lives. In general, these cases involve some kind of faulty or malfunctioning product that should never have been sold to the public. Proving a product was defective is no easy task and often involves extensive research, expert analysis and testimony, and demonstrations of how the product failed. If you were injured by a defective product, a claim is not something you should try to handle on your own – rather, you should rely on the knowledge of an experienced product liability attorney.
Proving a Defective Product Injured You
Establishing that a product was defective in the first place is only the start of a product liability case. What matters even more is that the defective product was in some way responsible for injuries that you sustained. Proving this can be simple: for example, if a mobile phone bursts into flames in your pocket and you’re burned. Most of the time, however, it’s much more complicated.
For example, a medical device inside your body can have numerous interactions with the complex workings of your anatomy. Showing that the product injured you can require a doctor and medical research to demonstrate how injuries occurred.
Medical devices are among the most important pieces of technology in the world, since they quite literally save lives. When these products fail, the results can be catastrophic, even fatal for the injured person. Proving that a medical device has failed, and that the failure has caused the patient some type of injury, is no small task. Manufacturers of medical devices have lawyers to represent them in these types of cases to protect their interests and their profits. You need representation of your own to navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected as aggressively as possible.
What Can I Do After an Injury?
If you have been injured by a defective product, you have to establish who was legally liable for that injury. Just because you are injured by a medical device, for example, does not necessarily mean the manufacturer is to blame. A device might function properly, but be implanted improperly by a doctor, causing you injury. In that situation, the doctor is more likely to be liable due to medical malpractice than the manufacturer.
As you can see, there are a lot of details to figure out in any product liability case. With an experienced lawyer by your side, however, all of these issues become simpler. Call the legal team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. today at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation.
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