Steps to Take Before Filing a Defective Product Claim
From hip implants to artificial knees, defective devices are being recalled at an alarming rate. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are affected each year, with a considerable number being so severely affected to the point where they may need life-saving surgery which usually leaves them worse off in comparison to the first implantation surgery. Defective products run the gamut, and they are a commentary on the runaway greed seen in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries in the country. If you have a defective product claim in Chicago or anywhere else in Illinois, read on to find out the steps to take when wanting to get started with filing your claim.
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Steps To Take Before Filing an Illinois Defective Product Claim
- If you have a medical device that failed, the first thing you need to do is consolidate all your medical records into one file. If some of them haven’t been handed out to you by your physician, front a formal request to have them furnished. Remember that these are your records, and you have every right to have access to them for the purpose of filing a Chicago defective product claim.
- Next, ask a loved one or friend to take you to the doctor for medical appointments. This is important as it will provide you with a witness who will corroborate anything that needs to be clarified should you need to file a lawsuit.
- Third, keep a journal where you record a list of your injuries, symptoms, treatments and any vital statements given by your doctor and anyone else who treats you. In addition, don’t forget to include the times and dates as this adds an extra layer of credence to your records.
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These three steps will help us work quickly and efficiently so we can discover the next steps to take. They also cut down on the amount of time needed to file as well as make it possible for you to do so before the statute of limitations or court-sanctioned deadlines for MDL steps creep up on you, locking you out of litigation. Need more information on defective product claims in Illinois? Please give us a call NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.