Was your chronic back pain successfully treated with a spinal cord stimulator? If so, you likely experienced relief for your pain after the surgical procedure. Although the procedure can solve the issue of chronic pain, it is not a permanent solution for all. More specifically, the different parts of the device could become damaged after accidents, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and work accidents, for instance.
Did your spinal cord stimulator become damaged after an accident? Whether your spinal cord stimulator device was damaged because of a car accident or accident at work, you might have legal grounds to pursue a claim. That is, if the accident that you suffered could be associated with the negligent actions of a party or entity, you could be eligible to pursue a claim for the harm that you suffered – including harm associated with your spinal cord stimulator.
Can I sue? Do I have a case? If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue for a spinal cord stimulator that was damaged because of an accident at work, fall, slip and fall, car accident, or any other type of incident, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. You can trust that our lawyers will provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a positive claim outcome. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims. Our lawyers have successfully represented injured victims and their families – helping them recover the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims.
Are you ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue the party or entity that contributed to the harm that you suffered.
About Spinal Cord Stimulators
Spinal cord stimulators consist of a generator connected to wires – that have electrical leads at the end – placed near the spinal canal; these wires allow electrical current to be sent from the generator to the spinal canal to effectively block pain. The procedure is a relatively quick one, but it must be precise. If the wire leads are not incorrectly installed, they can fail to work correctly or even injury the spinal cord.
Personal Injury Accidents Can Potentially Damage Spinal Cord Stimulators
Unfortunately, personal injury accidents can damage spinal cord stimulators. Any sort of incident, including car accidents, slip and falls, work accidents, and other incidents, can result in devastating injuries – which could affect the spinal cord stimulator device. The incidents that result in injuries that can also result in damage to the spinal cord stimulator device. Unfortunately, damage to a spinal cord stimulator can immediately lead to the return of chronic pain; in some cases, the pain could even be worse than before the procedure. If you suffered a personal injury accident and found that your spinal cord stimulator was damaged, you might have grounds to sue.
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What Should You Do?
If you were involved in a personal injury accident that resulted in damage to your spinal cord stimulator, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to take legal action. For instance, you should follow some of the recommendations listed below:
Seek medical care as soon as possible
Take photos of your injuries as well as the scene of the incident
File an incident report with the appropriate parties or entities
Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
Collect all relevant medical records
Collect all records of lost wages associated with the incident and resulting harm
Seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible
Can You Sue?
Whether you were involved in a fall, car accident, accident at work, or slip and fall, for instance, you might have grounds to sue for the harm that you suffered – including any damage to your spinal cord stimulator. On what grounds could you sue? The answer to this question will depend strictly on the type of incident that occurred.
For instance, if you were involved in a fall (including slip and falls as well as trip and falls), you could sue based on the concept of premise liability. Based on premise liability, specifically, property owners owe their guests a duty of care – a duty to keep the premises safe and free of dangerous conditions. Therefore, victims could sue property owners.
If you were involved in a car accident, you could sue based on the concept of negligence. That is, a driver (or other entity) owes you a duty of care; the duty of care includes a duty to drive safely and respect traffic rules and signs, for instance (some entities have the duty to keep road conditions safe, for example). Because of this, victims could sue drivers and other entities for the harm or damages resulting from car accident.
What if you were involved in an accident at work? If you were involved in a workplace accident, you could also sue based on negligence. That is, employers owe their employees a duty of care – to ensure that the entire workplace is safe for employees. Therefore, victims of workplace incidents could sue their employers for the harm suffered.
Would you like to learn more about your right to sue after you suffered a personal injury incident that damaged your spinal cord stimulator? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Could You Be Compensated?
If you were involved in a personal injury accident that resulted in any sort of injuries or damages – including damage to your spinal cord stimulator – you could be eligible to sue and recover monetary compensation. Could you really be eligible to recover monetary compensation? How much could you recover? Based on the details surrounding your personal injury claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
Are you interested in learning more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover if you decide to pursue a claim? Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover some of the compensation listed above. For more information about the potential value of your claim and what you could recover, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Our spinal cord stimulator attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available. If you are ready to learn more about the total amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover if your damaged spinal cord stimulator claim is successful, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
Average Value of a Spinal Cord Stimulator Malfunction Lawsuit
A spinal cord stimulator malfunctioning is no minor issue. When these medical devices malfunction, affected parties can find themselves dealing with severe complications, some of which can cause permanent harm. Because of this, these cases tend to be high value. We’ve had cases settle from $1.5 million to $3 million. Ultimately, the value of your spinal cord stimulator lawsuit will be based on the details surrounding the incident – specifically, the resulting harm. For more information about the possible value of your claim and what you could be awarded if your lawsuit is successful, contact us today.
Spinal Cord Stimulation is the most technological way to achieve pain relief. It changes how you perceive pain by giving the brain feedback that decreases pain. There is a “Trial” procedure where temporary stimulator leads are inserted so you can take a few days to see if this procedure will help your pain. If it helps >50% of your pain and you want to have this relief permanently , the next step is surgical implantation of the “permanent” stimulator.
There are 4 Spinal Stimulator manufacturers available currently in the USA. All have their Pro’s and Con’s. It would be best to research as much as you can using the information you can read ahead of time, then discuss with our doctors which one would be best for your painful condition and your unique needs. Here are links to each manufacturer for further information:
If you are interested in suing and fighting for your right to recover compensation after you or a member of your family, you must act quickly – your claim is subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants do not file their claims within the time allowed by the statute of limitations, they could lose their right to sue. How long do you have to pursue your claim? In most cases, personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations; this means that claimants only have two years to file their claims. In some cases, however, it is possible for exceptions to apply – which could pause the total length of time that applies to your claim. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the deadline that applies to your claim, you should discuss your claim with the experts at our firm immediately.
Electric Shock from Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants
Although spinal cord stimulators can, undeniably, significantly help those who suffer from chronic pain, defective spinal cord stimulators can cause a number of issues. One of the most common issues resulting from defective stimulators include electric shock and electrocution from spinal cord stimulator implants. Without a doubt, if you or a loved one suffered electric shock or electrocution due to issues with the medical device, you should explore your legal options and pursue a lawsuit as soon as possible. Our lawyers have successfully handled these types of cases in the past and have reached great settlements; they can help you win what you are owed.
Defective Spinal Cord Stimulator – What Are My Rights?
Like any other medical device, spinal cord stimulators can be defective and malfunctioned after they have been surgically installed. Unfortunately, a defective spinal cord stimulator can just stop working out of nowhere, leaving unsuspecting patients suddenly without their main source of pain relief. In some cases, the device can malfunction and actually cause pain, jolting, and possibly nerve damage. Defective spinal cord stimulators have to be removed through another major surgery (the first being to install it). Can I sue after removing my spinal cord stimulator because it was defective? Yes – you could have grounds to sue. Do I have a case against the device manufacturers? Yes – based on product liability law, you might have a case against the manufacturers of the defective spinal cord stimulator.
What if the device malfunctioned after an accident? Of course, if the device gets damaged after an accident, you could have grounds to sue the liable party or entity, as previously mentioned. However, if the device malfunctioned or got damaged after a minor accident, it could be a sign that the device was poorly designed or manufactured – meaning that you could have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit.
For more information about your right to file a product liability lawsuit for a defective spinal cord stimulator, do not hesitate to contact our experts today. Our lawyers are ready to help you.
Time to Settle Spinal Cord Stimulator Lawsuits
How long does it take to settle these cases? This is a very common question among parties who have already started the legal process and parties who are thinking about starting the legal process. Without a doubt, it can be very frustrating to have to wait for a settlement; most people want to settle and put the whole experience behind them as soon as possible. However, it is important to understand that reaching a fair settlement takes time. On average, it can take 8 to 16 months to reach a settlement for a spinal cord stimulator lawsuit. For more information about how long it could take to settle your lawsuit, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you are seeking.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Are you in need of legal assistance after a personal injury accident resulted in damage to your spinal cord stimulator? If so, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. The personal injury attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to help you sue the party or entity liable for the damage to your spinal cord stimulator. Do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately to learn more about your right to sue.
Our firm offers free legal services; our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions as well as address all your concerns. Our lawyers will evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to take legal action. Our lawyers will guide you every step of the way – whether you are interested in starting your claim or redirecting your claim after starting it elsewhere. Contact us today if you are ready to speak with the experts at our firm.
Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal expenses for our legal services. In addition, our firm is based on a contingency structure; this means that claimants will not be responsible for paying anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not be responsible for paying anything.
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