Zantac & Other Dangerous or Defective Product Claims
It can be overwhelming and scary to be notified that you may be impacted by a defective or dangerous product or medical device such as Zantac or its generic ranitidine, breast implants, kugel mesh, hernia mesh, metal-on-metal hip replacement, transvaginal/pelvic mesh, and others.
As a consumer, you have the right to expect that these products and devices can be used safely. When that trust in the marketplace is betrayed and those items cause serious injury and wrongful death, manufacturers and their insurers should be held financially accountable for your losses. If you have been notified by your insurance company or a medical product or device manufacturer, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. In the meantime, below are a few tips on what you should do if you've been affected by a dangerous or defective product or medical device:
The FDA approved the product or medical device. Doesn’t that mean it is safe? Just because the FDA approves a product or medical device does not mean that it is without defects. Those putting products and devices onto the market can still be liable for damages done by defects even if it was approved by the FDA.
Should I deal directly with the manufacturer of a dangerous product or medical device? It is never a good idea to deal directly with a manufacturer without legal representation. These manufacturers are very sophisticated and have a large team of skilled lawyers. The conversations or correspondence that you have with a manufacturer could severely limit or actually prevent your later recovery for the damages caused by that product or device.
Should I talk to an insurance company official if they contact me? It is not a good idea to talk to an insurance company official without first talking to your lawyer. Whatever you say can be used against you later. If you accidently say something which may seem insignificant to you, that statement could severely impact your claim and your case.
Should I accept a settlement from an insurance company if they offer one? You should not accept a settlement from an insurance company without first getting advice from an experienced lawyer on the value of your claim.
Do I need a lawyer to deal with an insurance company and a product or medical device manufacturer? Having an experienced lawyer on your side when dealing with an insurance company or a product or medical device manufacturer is always a good idea. It puts you on even footing with those companies. You need someone experienced to look out for your interest in an area in which you may not be as experienced.
As your experienced Huntsville dangerous and defective product and device attorneys, we put our reputation, resources and responsiveness in your corner to seek compensation for you from companies who manufacture and distribute these products. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a dangerous and defective product or medical device, contact us today for a free claim evaluation.