Madison County, Illinois is located northeast of St. Louis, Missouri on the eastern side of the Mississippi River. With a landmass of approximately 740 square miles, the county is populated with nearly 270,000 residents. Home to Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Madison County was named after President James Madison. Edwardsville serves as the county seat and Granite City is its largest and most populated city.
Visitors and residents have access in and out of Madison County along four major highways including interstate I-55, I-255, I-70 and I-270. In addition, U.S. highways 40 & 67 along with 13 Illinois state routes crisscross the county. Counties adjacent to Madison County include Bond, Clinton, New Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery and St. Clair counties in Illinois along with St. Louis County and St. Charles County in Missouri.
Hiring Madison County Personal Injury Attorneys
Every medical device is specifically designed to improve the patient’s quality of life while performing daily activities. Unfortunately, not all medical devices have been proven to be completely safe or reliable. Often times, medical device recalls happen much too late to correct a specific problem for tens of thousands of patients. In many situations, it takes years to remove a product from the medical marketplace even though it has cause patients significant pain, suffering, injuries and death.
In recent years, an increasing amount of Class I medical devices have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In fact, the FDA categorizes a Class I recall is any device that has the greatest risk of causing significant injuries or death of the individual using the device. Many of the devices include infusion pumps, hip replacement systems, external defibrillators and ventilators. As a result, many victims are hiring Madison County personal injury attorneys to file a claim for compensation.
Not all recalls occur through the FDA. In many situations, the medical device manufacturer, designer or developer will recall the device because of the defect or poor design. However, voluntary recalls by the company usually occur only after many years of significant problems with associated injuries and deaths.
Filing a Claim or Suit for Compensation
Skilled personal injury attorneys that handle defective medical device cases have a comprehensive understanding of Illinois tort law. Their efforts help protect the patient’s legal rights to ensure they receive adequate recompense for their injuries and suffering. Surviving family members of a victim who died because of the medical device are provided the legal opportunity to file a wrongful death lawsuit for compensation.
Illinois tort law provides victims harmed by defective medical devices the opportunity to recover from losses, damages and injuries. Skilled attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice and defective medical device cases can seek compensation for their clients to cover a variety of expenses including:
- Hospitalization, medical bills, rehabilitation and physical therapy
- The cost of replacement surgery in the event that the medical device needs to be removed and replaced
- Intangible damages including pain, discomfort, disfigurement and suffering
Chicago Injury Center
The valuable information available on the Chicago Injury Center website can assist you in filing a claim for recompense. We provide immediate access to our teams of skilled Madison County personal injury attorneys who specialize in defective medical device cases. Call our offices at to schedule your free, initial no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Our lawyers can evaluate the merits of your claim and provide a variety of legal solutions to restore your health and hold those legally responsible for your suffering accountable for their negligent actions.
We accept all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means our fees are paid only after we obtain an out-of-court settlement or win a jury award in a successful trial. Our lawyers can assist you when seeking compensation from all parties responsible for your injury and suffering. Call today, to ensure the Illinois statute of limitations concerning your case does not expire before you have a chance to file.