Every year thousands of people suffer injury due to defective products. A defective product is a product that results in injury to a person when he used that product. A product could be defective due to several reasons. It’s design could be defective, it might not be fit for use, it might be made from material which is defective or it might not have a suitable warning label. A defective product lawsuit could be the outcome of pure negligence, harsh legal responsibility or violation of guarantee. A Medtronic class action lawsuit can be considered a good example of a defective product lawsuit.

The defective product lawsuit is made on the basis of the jurisdiction within which the claim falls. It doesn’t really matter if the injury is small or big. You must file a defective product lawsuit if you are to enjoy your legal rights. A defective product lawsuit comprises of two important parts – the damages and the liability. Damages talk about the degree of the injury or loss endured by the user as a result of negligence on the manufacturer’s part.

You often find a new Medtronic class action Lawsuit being filed over the defective Medtronic defibrillator. The Medtronic class action lawsuits claim that the manufacturer did not caution the patients who had the defective defibrillators implanted in time. The Medtronic leads which were recalled in the October of 2007, have been associated with injuries after the wire which connects the defibrillator to the heart gets detached giving an enormous electric shock or stops delivering adequate shocks resulting in even a few deaths.

As per several Medtronic class action lawsuits, the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead recall happened a bit too late although the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) as well as the company were very much aware of the perils linked with these defective defibrillators for several months before the real Medtronic recall in the October of 2007.

Come January 2007, Medtronic had received as many as 700 reports on injury as result of the defective Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads. This number increased to almost 800 in April and crossed 1000 come June. The Minneapolis Heart Institute told Medtronic that February that they would not be using the Medtronic Leads any more but would opt for a different kind of lead that had a lesser risk of injury. The FDA as well as Medtronic both did nothing to protect new patients from receiving implants of this defibrillator which was already known to be defective.

If a near and dear one of yours had this defective product replaced or is planning on a replacement, he could be the recipient of compensation no matter whether he suffered due to problems from surgery or from the device. There are a lot of agencies which have specialized Medtronic lawsuit attorneys who give you even free evaluation of your case. Some even have a nurse on their staff to answer any questions you might have about defects in Medtronic pacemakers or a possible Medtronic class action lawsuit.

Defective product lawsuits call for the lawyer to have plenty of knowledge and experience as well as resources as skilled witnesses will cost plenty of money. You must be careful when you choose a lawyer as not all of them have the resources or links to get skilled witnesses for a preliminary assessment.

If you win a Medtronic class action lawsuit, you will receive compensation or money for your medical bills and repayment for damaged property or loss of work as a result of the defective product. You are also eligible to receive compensation for any suffering and pain that the defective product might have caused you.

Spinal Injury or Spinal Cord Injury is a serious problem. It is often described as “trauma to spinal cord”. It can result in loss of proper function. Spinal cord is one of the major parts of human body. A group of nerves together forms the spinal cord that resides between the waist and the bottom of human brain. The spinal column protects the spinal cord. The lumbar spine, cervical spine and thoracic spine come together to form the spinal column.

Spinal injuries are mainly injuries to spinal column. The major reasons behind spinal damage can be motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents and bicycles accidents. Spinal injury can damage the bundle of nerves inside the cord. The mail locations of spinal injury include:

Cervical Spinal Cord Injury – 50%
Lumbar and Sacral Spinal Cord Injury – 20%
Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury – 30%

Spinal injury can be very harmful because the work of the spinal is related to the brain. The brain sends and receives signals through spinal cord. These signals result in sensations and movements. If the spinal cord is damaged you can not move properly. Central nervous system comprises of both the brain and spinal cord. If your spinal cord is injured it can damage the central nervous system which in turn can result in loss of proper function, loss of total or partial movement and loss of partial or all sensations.

There can be three kinds of spinal injuries such as:

Tetraplegia or Quadriplegia: this refers to trauma to Cervical Spine. This can restrict the movements of arms and legs and disable your over all movements.

Paraplegia: this refers to trauma to Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine or Sacral Spine. This can diminish one’s ability to move the legs.

Paralysis: this can disrupt the movement of the entire body.

 

We represent individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another’s person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as car accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence. Initial consultations are always free and contingency fees are available. 

Auto and Boating Accidents—Many personal injuries result from motor vehicle accidents. Accidents may involve negligence on the part of drivers, including drunk driving and reckless behavior. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. 

Dog Bite Attacks—Illinois has specific laws governing the care and restraint of domestic pets. If you have been injured by an animal, you may have claims against the pet’s owner. Please contact our firm for assistance and advice. 

Medical Malpractice— We regularly represent individuals who have died or suffered extensive injuries resulting from negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. Catastrophic cases may arise from a primary care doctor’s failure to diagnose diseases, such as cancer, or failure to refer patients to an appropriate medical specialist, a baby who dies or is permanently maimed, and patients who are sent home from the emergency room with inadequate treatment. Not every bad result means someone was negligent. Our experience has made us adept at analyzing these cases, simplifying complex medical matters, and identifying and aggressively pursuing legal remedies. 

Workers’ Compensation—Our firm represents employees who are injured on the job in claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private industry, federal, state, and local government employers and their workers’ compensation insurers.

Construction Accidents— Owners and general contractors have an obligation to keep the work site safe. If there is an accident, in many cases a worker will be able to bring a claim against the owner or general contractor in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. It is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that your rights are fully protected. 

Wrongful Death—If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident or as the result of a faulty or defective product or piece of equipment, we can represent your interests against the parties at fault and their insurance companies to seek damages on your behalf.