J. Grady Hepworth's answer As a general matter, Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice can recover damages for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost income (if applicable) and general damages for pain and suffering.
J. Grady Hepworth's answer In Idaho there are very specific statutes related to "Medical Malpractice" that only apply to "physicians" "surgeons" and "licensed acute care general hospitals" as those terms are defined under Idaho law. Typically, most pharmaceutical errors fall are treated as "product liability" cases. However, if you are asking for the purposes of finding an attorney to help you with a case, many lawyers who accept "medical malpractice" cases are also willing to pursue pharmaceutical negligence cases....
J. Charles Hepworth's answer These situations are incredibly difficult. Although it is marked as a medical malpractice question it really is not that. I am sorry I cannot give you a legal evaluation of your question
Peter Munsing's answer Be glad you have an attorney. These cases aren't easy to bring and are expensive. A lot depends on what medical proof there is that any of this did you actual, provable harm. You don't get money just because an item was not as should be --though in this case,because it went inside your body I think you should especially on a theory of "battery--" that you gave the doctor permission to cut you under the assumption they were giving you a FDA compliant product and this wasn't.
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