Stem cell products have the potential to treat many conditions. However, you'll need to be careful when using stem cell products because some can also come with risks such as contamination. If you are injured as a result of a defective stem cell product, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Contaminated Stem Cell Products
There have been cases where stem cell products have been contaminated by bacteria such as e.coli. If you have suffered an infection as a result of a contaminated stem cell product, you have the right to compensation.
All medical products come with some risks and benefits. However, unapproved stem cell products come with risks without any clear benefits. They may be able to treat medical conditions but more research is required first. There are only a few treatments approved by the FDA and they are approved to treat certain cancers and immune system disorders.
When you are injected with a stem cell product, you might have an unexpected reaction at the site of the injection. You may suffer from an infection. The treatment might lead to your tumor growing more. Some of the stem cells also have the potential to multiply and transform into undesirable cell types.
Because many of these companies have been warned to not market products that may be potentially dangerous to patients, you may be able to make a case if you are injured due to a stem cell treatment. You will be able to make a product liability claim, which is a type of strict liability claim.
The Importance of Legal Representation
Seeking compensation for a defective stem cell treatment can be challenging because you will need to understand how the product works and how it has the potential to cause an injury. For this reason, you'll need to work with a personal injury attorney who can bring expert witnesses to your case. These can include researchers who have studied stem cell therapy and medical professionals who are knowledgeable of the medical condition you are suffering from.
You will also need a personal injury attorney so that you can receive the compensation you deserve. Insurance providers who often cover stem cell therapy marketers will look for ways to lower their liability and will attempt to make an offer that is much lower than you deserve. Instead, you'll need help when calculating medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to your injuries.
Contact a law firm, such as Siben & Siben LLP, to learn more.