A medical device–as Guidant defibrillator or Stryker metal-on-metal hip component–failed you. The results have been nothing less than catastrophic. Maybe you’ve experience horrendous pain during menses and total inability to have sex, ever since you had transvaginal mesh surgery. Or maybe your husband suffered a series of cardiac events after his Guidant defibrillator failed to correct an arrhythmia because the battery inside died due to a bad component.
No matter what you’ve been through, it’s been a lot. Even the people close to you can’t truly appreciate the pain, agony, and grim thoughts that you have endured. First of all, congratulate yourself on weathering the storm so far. Your situation is not easy, and it may not be simple. You’ve already proven courageous in the face of phenomenal adversity, and you’re still standing. All that said, when you think about bringing legal action against a big medical equipment company or caregiver or other person/company, you balk.
You are afraid. You are intimidated.
You might not have fully articulated reason for why you “don’t want to do anything,” legally speaking. But you have reasons, and the odds are high that these reasons are rooted in fear.
In some ways, objectively speaking, that kind of fear is a bit preposterous.
After all, you’ve already weathered life threatening medical events and come out on the other side, and you may still be dealing with such events. You’ve already managed much higher stakes than any “legal drama” could create for you.
On the other hand, we are all conditioned to be somewhat afraid or intimidated by large corporations with deep pockets and lots of lawyers on their side. We worry about making fools of ourselves–about struggling mightily to get results without success–about coming really close to success but still failing, etc.
You can think of a thousand reasons to be afraid of taking some action.
Unfortunately, you also need to balance those fears against what might happen if you fail to take action. If an insurance company or liable party won’t provide you money, where will you get funds to live, to eat, to buy medication, to enjoy recreation, etc?
And what about justice? Don’t you think that the company that marketed or installed the bad product should be held to some account for your pain? What about broader justice? Wouldn’t it be great if you could prevent others from having to go through what you have gone through?
Get all the facts, so you can make a more intelligent, objective, and ultimately self-compassionate decision about your case. Call the DeMayo Law team today to set up a free evaluation of your North Carolina defective medical device case.