Product liability and defective medical devices compensation claims
Lime Personal Injury has a specialist team of Product Liability lawyers who can assist in recovering compensation in a broad range of scenarios including injury caused by defective medical devices and faulty consumer goods.
Defective medical devices
Examples of defective medical devices include:
- ankle replacements
- birth coils and implants
- cosmetic implants
- hip replacements
- heart valves
- knee replacements
- lens replacements
- surgical mesh and transvaginal tape (TVT).
Faulty consumer goods
Examples of faulty consumer goods include:
- exploding e-cigarettes
- hair dying kits
- hover boards
- food poisoning.
Compensation claims may be sought when death or injury is caused as a result of a product, or a part of a product, being defective. The claim is often made against the manufacturer, although in some circumstances the death or injury may have been as a result of those fitting the product as opposed to the production process being defective. In these circumstances others such as healthcare professionals or those installing the product could be held responsible for the death or injury caused.
To bring a product liability claim it is not necessary for you or a loved one to have purchased or owned the product.
Time limit to make a claim
It is important to note that there are strict time limits within which you should begin a legal action for personal injury caused by a defective product. Generally, you have three years from the date of damage or injury, although there are a few exceptions, which our legal team will be able to advise you upon. There is a ‘longstop’ period which suggests that a claim cannot be made more than ten years after the product was put into circulation.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a faulty product and would like to discuss making a claim please call one of our Product Liability or Personal Injury (PI) lawyers for a FREE, no-obligation chat on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.