Assessing Damages in Drug or Medical Device Cases

The effects of a faulty medical device or dangerous drug can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, health, and happiness. That’s why if you’ve been hurt, you should contact an Ohio product liability lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away for help pursuing compensation for your losses.


Damages in Dangerous Drug and Defective Medical Device Cases

You may suffer serious injury or illness and have to undergo expensive treatments that wouldn’t have been necessary if the drug or device had worked as it should. At the same time, you may be unable to work because of the effects of the dangerous drug or defective medical device, and the loss of income may be causing you significant stress.

If you are no longer able to take part in the activities you once loved, or are having to change your lifestyle because of a dangerous drug or defective medical device, you may be asking yourself a number of questions: What caused my injury? Whose fault is it? How will I continue to support my family in my condition? Is there any way to hold a responsible party accountable for causing my pain?

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick we will help you to address these questions and fight to recover all possible compensation for your injuries resulting from dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. With over 500 years of combined experience, our Ohio personal injury attorneys will use their knowledge and skill to aid you in recovering all possible damages.

Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation with one of our Ohio product liability attorneys and find out how we can help you.

Damages in Defective Drug and Medical Device Cases

Damages, in the context of defective drug and medical device cases, refer to money awarded to you for losses you suffered due to the dangerous drug or medical device injury. Losses can include:

Economic losses:

  • Medical expenses, including doctors’ bills, hospital bills, pharmacy bills, physical therapy costs, and future medical expenses
  • Changes to lifestyle and mobility, such as the costs of renovation or household services to accommodate a loss of mobility
  • Loss of wages or profits, including lost paychecks for employees, lost profits for business owners, and lost future wages

Non-economic losses:

  • Physical and emotional suffering, e.g. pain, anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life
  • “Loss of consortium,” or, in other words, changes to your relationship with your spouse

Damages can make up for some of the financial and other losses that typically occur in a dangerous drug and defective medical device case. Furthermore, when a pharmaceutical or medical device company is required to compensate you for injuries caused by their products, that’s one form of accountability for the company’s negligence or wrongdoing in allowing a dangerous pharmaceutical or medical product to go to market.

If you suffered a drug or medical device injury, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW to speak with an experienced Ohio personal injury lawyer.

Ways Drugs and Medical Devices Can Be Defective

Claims involving dangerous or defective drugs and medical devices fall under product liability law. In Ohio, the creator or manufacturer of a drug or medical device is liable for ensuring the safety of their product for users. However, there may be problems anywhere in the process of designing, manufacturing, or selling the drug that may give rise to a claim for compensation.

Ways that a pharmaceutical or medical product may be defective include:

Warning Defects

This type of defect occurs when a manufacturer or seller fails to label a drug or medical device or to warn a customer about dangers associated with its use. For example, failing to identify that a drug is not safe for children or to warn users about known side effects could lead to potentially lethal consequences.

Design Defects

A medical device may have an inherent design defect. For instance, a mechanical mistake in a robotic surgical system could lead to major surgical errors.

Manufacturing Defects

A drug or medical device may become dangerous as a result of problems during assembly or manufacturing. For example, if the ingredients in a drug become contaminated during manufacturing, users could be harmed.

If you think your injuries were a result of any of the above situations or any situation that could have led to a dangerous drug or defective medical device, contact our Ohio product liability lawyers today. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick we’ll look into the cause of your injury and fight to help you recover compensation for your losses.

Hurt By Prescription Drugs? — Call our Ohio Drug Lawsuit Lawyers at KNR Today

If a dangerous drug or defective medical device has harmed you or a loved one, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Our dangerous drug lawyers in Ohio have more than 500 combined years of experience helping injured people obtain the compensation they deserve. We’re one of the largest personal injury law firms in Ohio, which means we have the knowledge, skill, and resources to take on large pharmaceutical or medical device companies and hold them accountable for causing harm with their products.

We provide a free consultation and don’t charge any attorney fees unless you obtain compensation for your case. Our team of Ohio product liability lawyers will fight to help you receive the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

One call does it all. Contact KNR today to learn how we can help you.