It is really discouraging to pay good money for a product and it not work as intended. It is even worse if the defective product is medically necessary in order to maintain a productive and healthy lifestyle. A Texas man has filed a lawsuit for a defective product he says did not do the job for which it was manufactured.
A report about the filing did not give specific details on the injuries experienced by the plaintiff, but the suit is against the manufacturer of a filter that was to catch any blood clots in the veins, thus preventing a venous thromboembolism, or VTE. The device was implanted in the plaintiff's inferior vena cava nearly nine years ago. While he is seeking financial compensation to cover punitive damages as well as his injuries, the amount he is requesting was not reported.
The lawsuit alleges not only that the product is defective but that the manufacturer did not give acceptable warning about side effects implanted filters may cause. This plaintiff is not the only patient who has had a problem with the device. His lawsuit will join over 4,500 other similar complaints against the manufacturer specifically on account of the filter.
People spend billions of dollars every day on products they need or want. When a purchased item causes injury, a personal injury lawsuit is an avenue for seeking financial reparation in order to help pay for medical treatment and recovery. Those in Texas who are living with injuries from a defective product can speak to an attorney who will work with them as they seek relief.
Source: dailyhornet.com, "Texas Man Files G2 X Blood Clot Filter Lawsuit", Jan. 5, 2018