Neurovascular Stents for Stent-Assisted Coiling (SAC) Lawsuits Lawyers
How You Can Receive Compensation for Your Neurovascular Stent Stroke or Loss of a Loved One?
A recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety notice has shed light on the deadly dangers associated with the medical use of neurovascular stents for stent-assisted coiling (SAC) in the treatment of unruptured aneurysms. Innocent patients are suffering stroke and death, and numerous adverse event reports (AERs) have been flooding the FDA. Because the FDA has only recently discovered the link between the use of neurovascular stents for SAC and debilitating injuries, such as stroke and death, Parker Waichman LLP is aggressively investigating potential product liability claims to determine how you and many other injured victims can receive full compensation.
At Parker Waichman LLP, our clients feel not only the physical and mental pain because of defective medical devices, but also feel frustrated by the fact that manufacturers of these devices continue to sell their products knowing that these products pose a serious risk of harm to the health and safety of patients. Our legal team felt it was egregious that the FDA had to alert doctors and patients before the manufacturers took a stand on their own to admit that their products are dangerous. While the pain and suffering associated with personal injuries can be immense, our clients have found peace of mind and success by allowing Parker Waichman LLP to help them fight to receive the compensation they deserve by filing a Neurovascular Stent Lawsuit.
Frequently Asked Questions About Neurovascular Stent Lawsuits
- Do I Have Grounds to File a Neurovascular Stent Lawsuit?
- What Steps Should I Take When Pursuing Legal Action?
- How Do I File a Neurovascular Stent Lawsuit?
- Do I Need an Attorney to File a Neurovascular Stent Lawsuit?
- How Much Does it Cost to File a Lawsuit?
- What Amount of Compensation am I Entitled to Receive?
Understanding the Dangers Associated with Neurovascular Stents for Stent-Assisted Coiling (SAC)
What is a Neurovascular Stent for Stent-Assisted Coiling (SAC) Used for?
A neurovascular stent for stent-assisted coiling (SAC) is a medical device used to treat specific unruptured aneurysms that are called “wide-neck, intracranial, saccular aneurysms.” There are multiple manufacturers of these neurovascular stents all of which may treat different sized aneurysms. As such, not all neurovascular stents for SAC are created equal even though the overall purpose of the devices is the same – to treat unruptured aneurysms. The FDA approved neurovascular stents for SAC through what is called the “Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE)” pathway.
Why Did the FDA Issue a Safety Alert for Neurovascular Stents for SAC?
While medical device manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe and effective for their intended use, the FDA is tasked with evaluating adverse event reports it receives about a product. Additionally, if manufacturers receive adverse event reports from a doctor or patient, the manufacturer is required to share this information with the FDA. Because the FDA has received so many adverse event reports indicating a link between the use of neurovascular stents for SAC and injuries such as stroke and death, the FDA issued a safety alert to warn doctors and patients about the potential dangers of using the stents to treat unruptured aneurysms.
What Does the FDA Safety Alert Say About Neurovascular Stents for SAC?
Based on adverse event reports, the FDA has found that certain patients may not be good candidates for undergoing treatment of unruptured aneurysms with the use of neurovascular stents for SAC. Reports indicate that patients with certain preexisting health conditions that result in a reduced life expectancy and patients who are unable to take anticoagulants or undergo anti-platelet therapy are at an increased risk of suffering stroke and/or death when neurovascular stents are used. The FDA’s safety alert recommends that health care providers share this newly discovered information with patients.
What to Consider if You Have Suffered Injuries Relating to Neurovascular Stents for SAC – FAQs
How Do I Know if There Are Grounds to File a Lawsuit?
If you have suffered a stroke resulting from the use of a neurovascular stent for SAC or have lost a loved one from the use of this device to treat an unruptured aneurysm, there may be grounds for you to pursue legal action against the manufacturer of the stent device that was used in your situation. However, because there are strict time limitations on how long you have to file a lawsuit, it is first important to speak with an attorney to ensure you still have time to act.
What Steps Should I Take When Pursuing Legal Action?
The initial step is to speak with an attorney who handles pharmaceutical product liability cases on a regular basis. After obtaining initial information about your potential claim, an attorney will determine (1) if you are within the statute of limitations period to file a lawsuit, (2) if there is evidence linking your injury to a neurovascular stent device, and (3) when the right time may be to file a lawsuit. Overall, the only step you need to take initially to protect your rights is to have a qualified attorney evaluate your situation.
How Do I File a Neurovascular Stent Lawsuit?
After evaluation of your potential case, an attorney will determine where to file your lawsuit. Depending on the type of claim, what state you live in, and where the manufacturer is located, your attorney will decide to either file your case in state court or federal court. As with the general steps of pursuing legal action, the only step you need to take in the beginning to file your lawsuit is to work alongside an attorney.
Do I Need an Attorney to File a Lawsuit?
Yes. While you can certainly pursue legal action on your own “pro se,” you need an experienced attorney handling the matter on your behalf. The legal process is already confusing enough, especially when it involves complicated science associated with defective pharmaceutical, medical devices.
How Much Does it Cost to File a Lawsuit?
At Parker Waichman, LLP, our firm works on a contingency fee basis which means that our firm only collects a fee and gets reimbursed for case expenses if your case is successful. As such, if you do not win your case, our firm does not receive a penny. Case costs can vary from client to client based on the unique facts of the situation.
What Amount of Compensation am I Entitled to Receive?
The compensation a client receives will be dependent on how severe the injuries are, how egregious the behavior is of a medical device manufacturer, and how much money a defendant has to pay. In some cases, an insurance policy will limit the amount of compensation a client is entitled to. All cases are different, so it is best to speak with an attorney about your situation.
Parker Waichman LLP – Recovering More than $2 Billion in Compensation for Clients
At Parker Waichman LLP, our nationally-recognized trial attorneys have obtained more than $2 billion in compensation for their clients through settlements or plaintiff verdicts at trial. Because of our firm’s success, we have earned the following peer-reviewed ratings:
- 9.8/10 Rating by AVVO (Rating Every Attorney in the U.S.);
- “Preeminent Lawyers” AV Peer Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell®);
- Highest Ranking of “5 Dragons” Based on Peer Review by Lawdragon;
- Listing in Best Lawyers Publication Determined by Extensive Peer Review.
Ratings do not tell the whole story, so we encourage all potential clients to speak with someone from our office to learn more.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you or a family member has suffered a stroke or if you have lost a loved one because of the use of a neurovascular stent for SAC to treat an unruptured aneurysm, you should act quickly to speak with a qualified Product Liability Attorney as time may be limited to file a claim. If you wait too long to act, it may be too late for you to obtain the compensation you deserve. To speak with one of our Neurovascular Stent Lawsuit Attorneys about your situation, contact Parker Waichman LLP today by calling (800) YOUR-LAWYER (968-7529) to schedule your free consultation.
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