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Modern medical science has done wonders for our quality of life and ability to conquer a number of diseases and medical conditions. However sometimes the price we pay for these advancements is just too high. In cases involving defective drugs or medical devices such as stents, pacemakers and wire mesh patches approved by the FDA, the consequences for a product failure can be a catastrophic injury or death.

If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a serious health problem from a recalled drug, medical device or any defective product, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. McAlester product liability attorney Tod Mercer is capable of handling even the most complex product liability cases including mass tort and class action lawsuits.

For more than 20 years the Mercer Law Firm has helped families and individuals harmed by a variety of defective products, including pharmaceutical products, automotive recalls and all-terrain vehicles such as four-wheelers, obtain just compensation for their injuries. And it is important to note that your injury need not be solely physical in nature. A personal injury claim can result from financial damages, emotional, mental or physical. Many companies have been successfully sued on product negligence, false or misleading advertising and unproven claims of a product's attributes or performance.

Although the majority of personal injury claims are settled outside the courtroom it is important to obtain a lawyer who is experienced in courtroom litigation. The benefit of a seasoned litigation attorney on your side will ensure all aspects of your case are considered from the perspective of a potential jury. Knowing what questions the judge and jury will ask regarding the veracity of any claims or evidence and the level of proof required in any specific legal challenge is important in successfully addressing these questions early on in the preparation and negotiations phase of your case.

In product liability cases such as defective drugs or medical devices, the seller, manufacturer or distributor of the product can be required to pay for damages for a patient's injuries that result from a defective product. Compensation includes medical bills, lost wages and any pain and suffering caused by the defect or product failure. If you have a personal injury claim, contact Tod Mercer before you agree to a settlement. As an experienced trial attorney he will ensure your rights are protected now and in the future.