Little boy with cochlear implant

How Do Cochlear Implant Companies Impact Lawsuits?

Approximately 28.2 million Americans can benefit from the usage of assistive devices like hearing aids and cochlear devices, which typically help people who are not able to use hearing aids as a way to gain their ability to communicate. It's essential that when considering undergoing the implantation procedure, the patient is fully aware of the shorter term risk and the long-term risks that are associated. Common risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Dizziness
  • Meningitis

Cochlear Implant Lawsuits

Often people inquire about their legal options when seeking a remedy for failing cochlear implant injuries. Anyone harmed has the right to pursue financial compensation for their pain and suffering. This compensation can range from recovery of all medical and health-related costs to lost wages or future loss of income while recovering. To have a successful cochlear claim, you must establish liability against a manufacturer. In most cases, you can do this in three ways:

  • Defect in the manufacturing process. This happens when the final manufactured and distributed item is marketed differently than the original design causing it to be more dangerous.
  • Defect in the design. This happens when the manufacturers fail to choose a less dangerous design for the product.
  • Defective labeling. Also called failure to warn. This happens when manufacturers fail to highlight known dangers associated with the product.

Contact a Professional

For the best results, it's recommended that you consider hiring a personal injury attorney. Working with a skilled professional will not only help your overall understanding of the lawsuit process but increase your chances of receiving the compensation you are owed. You don't have to fight this alone. Here at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation we have years of experience with a variety of cochlear implant cases. We are committed to providing top-notch services and winning our clients the compensation they deserve.

Call us at (866) 884-1717 or visit our website to request a free consultation where we can review your case!