Medical Device Lawsuits

Medical Device LawsuitsA defective medical device can cause serious side effects, severely alter your quality of life or even be fatal. If you use a medical device that you feel is defective, and you are suffering severe side effects from its use, then our law firm encourages you to fill out our contact form and speak to a products liability lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to damages that cover all financial expenses and all ailments associated with the personal injury.

Medical Devices Under Investigation

Bard IVC Filter

Hemmorrage and Pulmonary Embolism

IVC filters are used to prevent deep vein thrombosis and blood clots traveling to the heart or lungs, and pulmonary emboli. Reports are coming in of the filter’s radial arms and struts breaking off inside the body of patients and causing injury.

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Bladder Sling

Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pain and Complications

Transvaginal bladder slings are medical devices used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Numerous slings have not met reasonable safety standards and patients have suffered serious complications from surgical mesh erosion.

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Depuy Hip Implant

ALVAL and Revision Surgery

A number of orthopedic doctors believe the DePuy metal on metal hip implant had a design flaw that made it difficult to implant properly, specifically that the component has a narrow window for proper implantation.

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Essure IUD

Excessive Bleeding, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Ectopic Pregnancies and Miscarriages

This birth control device implanted in the fallopian tube can migrate and become lodged in or around the colon causing severe abdominal pain and excessive bleeding. Side effects range from fainting spells, fever and severe pain to multiple hospitalizations.

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Medtonic Infuse Bone Graft

Risk of Cancer

Under investigation by the FDA, U.S. Senate and the Department of Justice over omissions of safety problems from its clinical trial data and over off-label use. The company is prohibited by law from marketing the product for off-label purposes.

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Mirena IUD

Uterine Wall Perforations

Mirena is an intra-uterine device used for birth control that has dangerous potential to perforate the uterine wall, or migrate out of place, and could cause sepsis and pelvic inflammatory disease in the patient.

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Pain Pump

Chondrolysis or PAGCL

In 2006, a study found pain pumps may deliver too much medicine to the shoulder causing a loss of cartilage that can lead to lifelong pain and suffering, a condition called Post-arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL).

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Power Morcellator

Uterine Cancers

Laparoscopic hysterectomy, or uterine fibroid removal surgery, may cause uterine cancer. During morcellation of the uterus cells containing malignant cancers may spread to other areas of the body, resulting in an advanced stage of cancer called uterine leiomyosarcoma.

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Transvaginal Mesh

Surgical Mesh Erosion

Women may experience severe side effects after receiving surgery implanting transvaginal mesh products to correct their pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Side effects may include extreme pain, issues with urinary system and having to endure corrective surgeries.

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See also: Drug Lawsuits or Previously Investigated Products

Defective Medical Devices

Replacing a defective device that has been surgically implanted is extremely stressful to the patient. There are expensive surgical costs associated with defective medical device replacement, post-surgery medical costs and possibly rehabilitation expenses. Attorney David Willis is a board certified personal injury trial lawyer who specializes in the prosecution of serious injury cases seeking to recover such expenses. Our law firm has represented thousands of clients with products liability cases.

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Recent Medical Device News

Aseptic Lymphocyte Vasculitis Associated Lesion (ALVAL)

Posted below is an article reprint of a paper written by Patricia Walter, including contributions from various hip resurfacing surgeons.  This article addresses the medical condition which some doctors call: tissue reaction pseudotumors, AVAL – aseptic lymphocyte dominated vasculitis associated lesion and others simply call metalosis.  These are complications that may occur following hip resurfacing surgery utilizing a metal-to-metal-bearing hip resurfacing device  made of  high…

Zimmer Hip Implant Lawsuits

Patients with constant pain after hip implant surgery may need to speak with their doctor to see if the hip implant has failed. Failed hip implants include any hip implant that has broken, come loose or caused other hip surgery related problems. According to most experts, temporary pain or discomfort after a hip implant surgery…

Pain Pump Cartilage Damage Lawsuits

In 2006, a presentation at an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting discussed a study that linked the use of intra-articular pain pumps in shoulder surgeries to a condition called Post-arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL). The pain pumps may deliver too much medicine to the shoulder causing a loss of cartilage that can lead to lifelong…

Commentary: ALVAL & Metal-on-Metal Joint Replacements

(The following is a Commentary & Perpective review of the article on Aseptic Lymphocyte-dominated Vasculitis-Associated Lesions (ALVAL) and Metal-on-Metal Joint Replacements written by Craig Rineer, MD of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on 01/27/2005) by Joshua J. Jacobs, MD*, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois Metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty is gaining popularity in the United States and…

ALVAL & Metal-on-Metal Joint Replacements

Aseptic Lymphocyte-dominated Vasculitis-Associated Lesion (ALVAL) & Metal-on-Metal Joint Replacements Craig Rineer, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital The field of Orthopaedic Surgery is characterized by the extensive use of metal implants with only rare instances of hypersensitivity reactions. True metal allergies are uncommon but they constitute just one type of hypersensitivity reaction. Various types of hypersensitivity…

Cryotherapy can cause permanent nerve damage: Case Report

 CRYOTHERAPY CAN CAUSE PERMANENT NERVE DAMAGE: A CASE REPORT  Hooshang Hooshmand, MD, Masood Hashmi, MD, and Eric M. Phillips Abstract. Cryotherapy (ice application) and deep cryosurgery are commonly employed for neurological, surgical, and physical therapy. Prolonged and repetitive cryotherapy can result in permanent damage to myelinated nerves which are susceptible to myelin coagulation, axonal destruction,…