Medical malpractice lawyers work to protect and defend the rights of patients who have been injured in a case of medical negligence. As a patient, you may not even be aware that you possess various rights when it comes to your treatment at a medical facility or by healthcare workers. Some of these rights are guaranteed to you by federal law, your state sets some, and others include the patient Bill of Rights that is followed at the healthcare facility where you were treated.
Recent studies conducted by the FDA have proven a medical device may be more life-threatening than life-saving. The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device meant to capture and prevent blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. However, design and manufacturing defects have caused the devices to fail and patients to suffer.
Lawsuit Reveals Hearing Loss or Tinnitus in Veterans May Be Due to Faulty 3M Military-Issued Earplugs
In July of 2018, a lawsuit was settled against the Minnesota-based company 3M for providing faulty Combat Arms™ Earplugs to military men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2015. 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. Military.