What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Defective Medical Device Claim?

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You are likely looking to file a claim if you have been injured by a defective medical device. To learn the timeframe you will have to file a lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer, read on and contact our experienced defective medical devices attorney. Here are some questions you may have regarding your upcoming claim:

What is the statute of limitations for defective medical device claims in Texas?

The statute of limitations is the timeframe that you will have to take legal action after you have been injured in order to file a valid claim and recover compensation. In Texas, the statute of limitations for defective medical device claims is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your injury to file your claim. This timeframe is important to understand because if you fail to file your claim within two years, you could risk being permanently time-barred from suing. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced defective medical devices attorney. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your right to compensation. To learn more about our services and how we will assist you, give our firm a call today.

What do I have to prove in a defective medical device claim?

Defective device claims are considered product liability cases that are centered around a legal concept of negligence. In these cases, a plaintiff must prove the following factors to prove this negligence:

  • The defective device caused your injury
  • The medical device had a defective design, was marketed in a way that misled you in what the device should be used for, or was defective because of manufacturing
  • The defect or improper marketing caused your injury

What are the most common consequences of a defective medical device?

Many consequences may come from a defective medical device. The most common damages from defective devices include a range of physical, financial, and emotional burdens. One of the most common consequences of a defective medical device is the need for additional surgeries to remove the device when the device has had adverse or negative effects.

Other common effects of defective devices include the following:

  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Incorrect diagnoses
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Death

To learn more about how our firm can assist you in filing a valid claim after being injured by a defective medical device, contact our firm today.

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