Frequently Asked Questions about making a Product Liability claim
1. What happens if I am injured by an unsafe product?
If you suspect that you have a medical product that is defective or has been recalled, contact your doctor to discuss your concerns and any necessary treatment. If you have been injured or are suffering because of a defective product, call Thompsons to discuss making a product liability claim.
2. What is a Product Liability claim?
If a medical product has failed to provide an appropriate level of safety and caused you harm, you may be able to make a claim. A product liability claim can be made against the manufacturer of the faulty medical product or the organisation that provided and installed the product. Product liability claims are complicated and only a few group actions in the UK under the Consumer Protection Act have ever been successful.
3. How much compensation will I get from a faulty medical product claim?
The compensation you will receive from a faulty medical product claim depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact the defected product has had on your lifestyle. As with all medical negligence claims, we will ensure your compensation covers your injury and the suffering caused by the faulty product, as well as any loss of earnings and medical expenses incurred since the product was inserted.
4. How long do I have to make a Product Liability claim?
You have three years from the date the defected medical product was inserted, or from when you first believed your suffering was caused by the product, to make a medical product liability claim. There are exceptions to the rule. There is a long-stop limitation rule under the Consumer Protection Act of 10 years from the date the product was first manufactured. If the product is older than this, even if it is within the three years’ limit, you cannot make a claim. We recommend you get in touch with our lawyers as soon as possible.
5. What do I need to prove my claim to be successful?
Our defective medical device lawyers will work with you to prove:
- Your injury and suffering is a result of the faulty product
- The product was defective in manufacture or design
- You were using the product as it was intended.
6. How do I make a medical Product Liability claim?
If you have been injured as a result of a defective medical product, contact us to start a faulty medical product claim. Our experienced team will provide legal advice and support to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call us on 0800 0 224 224 to discuss your case, or complete our online claim form to start a claim.