A Medical lawsuit may include medical malpractice, drugs causing health problems, chemical exposure causing health problems, medical devices being recalled and other instances that cause harm to a person’s health or personal injury through use or negligence.
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Medical malpractice lawsuits usually involve “professional” negligence on the part of a health care provider like a doctor or even a nurse. The place where the negligence happened may also be held accountable. The negligence would cause some type of injury or death to a patient.
An example would be where a doctor amputates the wrong limb. Although it may sound far-fetched, this type of negligence does occur.
A Drug Medical Lawsuit may involve drugs both over the counter or prescription that have caused harm to a number people. Usually, the “harm” or “injury” is experienced in the same way by these people and can be directly linked to the particular drug.
An example would be a Paxil Lawsuit where Paxil (an anti-depressant), being linked to types of birth defects of babies born to mothers who took Paxil during their pregnancy. Paxil Lawsuits, medical lawsuit, seem to be on the rise, as well as Effexor Lawsuits (also linked to birth defects and dangerous side effects).
A Toxic Material Exposure Lawsuit, medical lawsuit, usually involves personal injury or harm to one’s health through exposure (long term or short term) to known (and sometimes unknown at the time) hazardous materials. The exposure could be happening while one is at work or even in one’s home (the hazardous materials may be within the home’s construction materials or even consumer goods). The health problems would need to be directly linked to the exposure. Usually a number of people experience similar health problems that are linked to the particular type of toxic material exposure.
A well known example would be exposure to Asbestos (a known hazardous material) , many times through the person’s workplace, school, home or even old consumer goods. The side-effect and health problems associated with this type of exposure are lung problems and lung cancer called “Mesothelioma.” Abestos Lawsuits continue to be filed.
A Chemical ExposureLawsuit usually involves personal injury or harm to one’s health through exposure (long term or short term) to known (and sometimes unknown at the time) hazardous chemicals. The exposure could be happening while one is at work or even in one’s home (the chemicals may be within the home’s construction materials). The health problems would need to be directly linked to the exposure. Usually a number of people experience similar health problems that are linked to the particular type of chemical exposure.
An Example — not well known, yet beginning to show up more, is Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) a rare blood disorder. It is being found prolonged exposure to the chemical Benzene can be linked to MDS. Prolonged exposure to Benzene can happen in industrial work settings. The government has and is requiring reduction of this chemical in the workplace.
Yet many industries still allow exposure to occur. Some industries where Benzene exposure may occur are paint, paper, pesticides, leather, rubber, and plastics workplaces. Benzene is also used in oil refineries and in petroleum product manufacturing.
Medical Device Lawsuits may include any type of medical device that causes harm or causes undue distress to the patient who uses it, either through surgery or otherwise.
An example would be the DePuy Recall which is a hip replacement device recall. Some people who received the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System (data showed 1 in 8 people experienced device failure) are having to have a second hip replacement surgery. The company, Johnson & Johnson DePuy, has reported that 93,000 of the recalled hip replacement models have already been surgically implanted into patients. If you have this type of hip replacement and are experiencing problems, you may be entitled to compensation.
The above are a tiny example of the types of Medical Lawsuits happening today.
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury through negligence, exposure, drug side effects or medical device recall, it may be a good idea to learn everything you can about the possibility of compensation.
It is not a “bad” thing to seek compensation through a medical lawsuit or class action suit, when you have been hurt through these types events. You certainly did not ask for it or cause it. The pain and suffering as well as loss of quality of life and ability to work for some people should be compensated.
Doctors, Health Care facilities, health product manufacturers, drug companies and places of work should all be held accountable for negligence and / or lack of safety — imo, and should face a medical lawsuit, providing compensation, when they are negligent.