If you have been injured by a Defective Medical Device in Connecticut, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind.
We are currently evaluating Defective Medical Device injury claims in Connecticut and throughout the U. S. Victims of Defective Medical Devices, negligence, and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our defective product injury lawyers handle all types of defective medical device claims. We also handle every type of Defective Medical Device claim and injury compensation cases.
A Defective Medical Device can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many Defective Medical Device injuries occur due to negligence on the part of the manufacturers. When a defective medical device injury is caused by another party’s negligence you are entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
Recent Defective Medical Device Injury Settlements & Verdicts
$19 Million Heart By Pass Settlement: For Failure to Apply Correct Standard of Care in Heart Bypass Surgery.
$8.5 Million Medical Device Settlement: Against Ethicon Endo Surgical, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, in a defective medical device case.
$8 Million Fosomax Settlement: Verdict against Merck in the first ever plaintiff’s Fosamax trial.
$800,000 Birth Delivery Settlement: For Infant that sustained injury during birth delivery.
$775,000 Medical Device Settlement: Against defective medical device manufacturer resulting in injury and settlement.
$2.05 Million Defective Medical Device Settlement: Defective medical device product and settled with the manufacturer of the device and the hospital where the injury occurred.
$120 Million Defective Bone Screw Settlement: $120 Million total settlement for plaintiffs injured as a result of implantation of spinal bone screws.
$3.3 Million Defective Insulin Pump Settlement: Defective product liability action against manufacturer of Insulin Pump.
$1.1 Million Hospital Radiologist Settlement: Against Hospital Radiologist for causing a brainstem herniation
Defective Product Statistics
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that there are nearly 30 million injuries associated with defective consumer products each year.
Each year, more than 220,000 children are injured each playing with defective toys.
Each year in the U. S. about 7 percent of all personal injury lawsuits are defective product liability cases.
Defective products cause more than $500 billion in property damage and thousands of deaths and injuries each year.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls between 200-300 defective products each year.
In 2009, children’s products accounted for 41% of CPSC-recalled defective products.
Each year in the U. S. about 26 infants die from crib-related deaths.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that defective consumer products caused 176 deaths and more than 19,000 hospitalizations in 2007.
Of 235,300 toy-related injuries treated in emergency rooms in the U. S. an estimated 172,700 (73%) occurred to children less than 15 years of age.
Of 235,300 toy-related injuries treated in emergency rooms in the U. S. an estimated 82,300 335%) were to children younger than 5 years of age.
155,400 children, ages 14 and under were treated at hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2003.
There were an estimated 229,600 toy-related injuries in the U. S. from 2006-2008.
In 2002, there were more than 200,000 emergency room visits from defective products according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Defective Product liability lawsuits have the second highest average settlement payout at about $300,000.
Medical malpractice cases typically have the highest settlement awards, at an average of $600,000.