Medical devices are increasingly common in the treatment of medical conditions such as heart problems, hernias and bladder incontinence. However, thousands of Americans die or suffer serious complications as a result of these defective medical devices. Even after a medical device is approved by the FDA, possible side effects may still be unknown to the general public, leaving millions of patients susceptible to serious injury or death.
Medical devices that can cause serious injury include defibrillators, contraceptive devices, and surgical tools, such as the transvaginal mesh. If you have been injured by any of these defective products, you may be eligible for a product liability lawsuit. Fill out our free case evaluation form to have your potential case reviewed if you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device.
The Artelon CMC Spacer has reportedly been linked to a number of issues including inflammation, shooting or burning pain, bone loss, and misshapen thumb, which may require a revision surgery.
The Biomet M2a-Magnum has been linked to a number of side effects including pain, metal poisoning and popping noises.
The da Vinci surgical robot has been linked to serious complications, including organ lacerations, burns and death.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson, since the company recalled nearly 93,000 ASR hip replacements in August 2010 due to a high failure rate.
Patients who were implanted with DePuy Orthopaedics' Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System and suffered from hip implant failure or other complications may have legal recourse.
Duragesic patches, also known as fentanyl patches, are used to treat chronic pain, most commonly in cancer patients. However, Duragesic patches have received a warning by the FDA because of possible leaks from the patches, which can lead to death.
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of patients who were implanted with any metal-on-metal hip replacements manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, and Wright Medical.
When used in cervical spine surgery or other unapproved settings, the Medtronic infuse bone graft can reportedly lead to infection, male infertility, cyst formation, swelling of the neck and throat tissue, difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing and death.
Mirena intrauterine contraceptive devices have been linked to perforation of the uterus, which can lead to other complications including organ damage, infection and intestinal puncture.
The FDA is discouraging the use of morcellation during hysterectomies and myomectomies. The agency made this announcement after discovering that a higher-than-expected number of women undergoing these surgeries were unaware that they had highly malignant, cancerous tumors known as sarcomas.
Smith and Nephew has recalled a metal liner used in one of its hip implants after more patients than expected needed revision surgery to remove the device.
Stryker Corp. has recalled two metal hip replacement components because they may corrode, causing damage to bodily tissue and manifesting symptoms of pain and swelling.
All lots of the Ti Synex II Vertebral Body Replacement have been recalled after patients complained of increased pain, spinal compression fracture and neural injury.
More than 30,000 women have filed lawsuits against makers of transvaginal mesh devices after suffering mesh erosion, vaginal scarring, pain, and other complications following surgery.
The Wright Conserve hip replacement has been linked to metallosis and other side effects associated with metal-on-metal hip implants.
Patients implanted with the Durom Cup Hip Socket experience severe pain after surgery, often leaving them more immobile than before the procedure.
The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement has been linked to an early failure rate. As a result, surgeons have requested a Zimmer knee implant recall.