In the July 2018 issue of Trial magazine, Grant & Eisenhofer principal Beth Graham and associate Stephanie Riley weigh in on factors to consider when filing a medical monitoring claim. Individuals who have had defective medical devices implanted, but not removed, may be at risk for injury and eligible to file a medical monitoring claim. Eight states and the District of Columbia allow these types of claims. According to Graham and Riley, in many cases, lawyers will seek to certify a class consisting of a large group of claimants eligible to receive compensation. For a case to become class certified, claimants must have the same device and “typical” or sufficiently identical injury claims. To speak with an attorney about your potential claim, please call us at 888-984-7988.