Thank God for modern medicine! We have the ability to cure diseases, help people walk again, repair bones and replace body parts. Science has moved us forward a great deal.
But it is not all good news. From time to time the drugs and devices we rely on to cure us, harm or kill us. Sometimes this happens because the drug or device is faulty. If that is the case, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your injury.
What Is My Case Worth?
What you can receive in a Connecticut medical drug and device lawsuit are basically the same as in any other injury.
So, like in other accidents, you might be able to receive economic and non-economic damages. The legal term for this money is “damages”. In Connecticut, an injured person may be entitled to two types of damages – economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are for those things we can basically put an exact dollar amount on. For instance, lost work, sick days, medical bills, future medical bills, repairs, medicine, all have pretty precise dollar amounts and are all called “economic damages.”
Non-economic damages are what you might commonly call “pain & suffering.” There are no precise numbers on what you deserve for pain & suffering; it is up to the jury, or whatever we feel you can fairly settle for.
I Heard About Some Nation-wide Case. Can I Recover Also?
Often, drug and device cases pop up around the country all at the same time. These cases are often consolidated into federal court in what is called an MDL (multi-district litigation). The MDL cases have similarities to class action cases, but you have to individually file your case if you want to recover. Even if the case is in the MDL, it still follows most of the same rules for lawsuits, so you need to check at the first sign of injury whether you have a case and do not rely on the outcome of nation-wide cases.
Call us. We have handled several medical device and drug cases, individually and in MDLs, and we may be able to help you.