Fort Walton Beach Defective Medical Device Attorneys
Every year, millions of Americans have a medical device implanted in their body for various health-related reasons. Heart defibrillators, surgical mesh, and mechanical joints are only a few examples of medical devices that people rely upon for better health.
However, in many cases, these devices fail and are recalled for various safety reasons, but not before causing injury or death to the patient in whom it was implanted.
If you or a family member were injured from a dangerous medical device, you are entitled to pursue a claim against the product manufacturer for the harm you sustained. It is important that you contact a Fort Walton Beach dangerous medical device attorney as soon as possible to learn about the compensation to which you are entitled.
Call the dangerous medical device attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm to discuss your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to speak to you. We know that becoming injured by a medical device that was supposed to cure you can cause a tremendous amount of fear and worry.
At The Bruner Law Firm, our attorneys can help you and your family in your time of need. We will help you on your journey to recovery and will take all the necessary steps to pursue your claim for damages against the medical device manufacturer.
The Fort Walton Beach dangerous medical device attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm have helped innocent victims of unsafe medical devices for the past 25 years. Our experience and our successes are unmatched by any other personal injury law firm in Fort Walton Beach.
Call the team of legal experts at The Bruner Law Firm to discuss your dangerous medical device case as soon as possible. There are specific deadlines to file a claim for injuries caused by dangerous medical devices in Florida, so it is important that you reach out to an attorney as soon as you can.
Do I Need a Dangerous Medical Device Attorney?
If you intend to pursue a claim against the dangerous medical device manufacturer, you will need an attorney to help with your claim.
Bringing a claim for injuries caused by a dangerous medical device is not a matter of simply filing some paperwork. A claim for damages caused by a dangerous medical device is a complicated process that involves intricate legal issues. Only an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to pursue such a claim on your behalf.
Your attorney will be able to thoroughly explain the process of moving forward with a claim against the medical device manufacturer. They will also keep you updated through each phase of the proceedings, answering any questions that you may have.
Importantly, your attorney will conduct their own investigation to obtain the evidence necessary to prevail in your claim. This may include analyzing all of your medical records, speaking to your medical providers, and speaking to experts in the field about the defective and dangerous nature of the product that caused you harm.
After conducting their factual investigation, your attorney will then explain the process of pursuing a claim against the people or the entities that are responsible for your accident. They will also explain the types of compensation that you can expect to recover after your injury.
If your attorney is not able to obtain a reasonable settlement offer on your behalf from the medical device manufacturer, your attorney will prepare your case for court.
This will include filing a Complaint in your name against the parties that caused your harm. They will then conduct depositions of witnesses and experts to prepare your case for trial.
If a settlement cannot be reached before trial, your attorney will prepare and try your case against the manufacturer for you in court.
Why Choose The Bruner Law Firm?
The Bruner Law Firm is a family firm of attorneys who live and work in Okaloosa County. Their attorneys are proud to serve people who were harmed by the negligence of others, and due to no fault of their own. They consider it a privilege to serve their community and assist their neighbors at times when they need it most.
After graduating from Choctawhatchee High School in 1975, founder Vince Bruner attended Florida State University. After graduating in 1979, he went on to receive his juris doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1984.
Before deciding to dedicate his career to helping accident victims, Vince worked as an Assistant State Attorney, and as the City Attorney for Fort Walton Beach and the City of Valparaiso. Vince also served one four-year term in the Florida State Senate beginning in 1988.
In 1992, Vince founded The Bruner Law Firm. His experience in law and government, and his familiarity with the places and people in the Florida panhandle, have assisted him in effectively representing people injured by the careless and negligent acts of others.
Vince’s experience, hard work, and dedication have enabled him to obtain millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. You can read about The Bruner Law Firm’s most recent successes here.
Vince is proud to work with his sons, Vincent and Drew.
Like his father, Vincent Bruner, Jr. also attended Choctawhatchee High School. After graduation, he attended Auburn University, and he then went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Vincent is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Florida. He lives in Fort Walton Beach.
Drew Bruner is another attorney in the family business. After graduating from Choctawhatchee High School and Auburn University, Drew obtained a scholarship to the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
He then went on to become a member of the Florida Bar in 2012, the Alabama Bar in 2014, and the Georgia State Bar in 2018. Drew is also licensed to practice in all Federal Courts in the State of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Drew is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the benchmark in ethical standing for attorneys.
Dangerous Medical Device Cases We Handle
Any case against the manufacturer of the dangerous medical device will involve claims involving products liability law.
Products liability law is a legal theory that allows a plaintiff to sue a defendant for damages even if the person or business did not intend to cause any harm. When proceeding against a manufacturer of a dangerous medical device, a plaintiff will not need to show that the manufacturer was negligent.
Instead, a plaintiff will only have to show that the medical device was defective, and that the defect caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
There are three different ways to prove that the medical device was defective under Florida law:
1) Design Defect – In these types of cases, it must be shown that the medical device manufacturer’s design is unreasonably dangerous. A product is unreasonably dangerous if it fails to perform as safely as a reasonable consumer would expect.
2) Manufacturing Defect – To prevail in this type of case, it must be proven that the product became unsafe during the manufacturing process, so that the medical device that left the manufacturing facility was not made as designed.
3) Marketing Defect – A plaintiff must show that the medical device manufacturer failed to warn of the dangers of the product to prevail in a marketing defect case. It involves proving that there were foreseeable risks of harm posed by the device that could have been reduced by providing a warning to the consumer.
There are several types of dangerous medical devices on the market at present, including the following:
- Metal hip replacements/DePuy hip implants;
- Guidant defibrillators/pacemaker;
- Transvaginal/hernia mesh;
- Drug-coated stents;
- IVC blood clot filters;
- Breast implants;
- Insulin pumps;
- Knee implants
Any one of these devices, and others not listed here, can cause serious harm if a defect is present. An attorney will help you navigate your case against the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.
Call the Dangerous Medical Device Attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm Now
If you suffered harm from a dangerous or defective medical device, you need to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Don’t wait. In Florida, victims who were harmed by dangerous medical devices only have four years to file a claim against the medical device manufacturer. If a claim is not filed within that time period, you will be forever barred from bringing a claim for your injuries.
At The Bruner Law Firm, we have the knowledge and experience to assist you in your fight against the dangerous medical device manufacturer. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. That means, we don’t get paid unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
Call the dangerous medical advice attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm to discuss your case as soon as possible.