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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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

Mirena IUD Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has been harmed by the Mirena IUD, you are not alone. Since its introduction the market, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 45,000 complaints about the Mirena IUD alone. Many women are seeking legal action against the makers of the device through a Mirena IUD…

Mirena IUD Recall

Recently, more and more women in America and around the world have looked for other birth control options than the pill. Many women have turned to longer-term contraceptive devices like IUDs or intra-uterine devices. IUD’s like the Mirena IUD, made by Bayer, are meant to be inserted and act as a contraceptive for a long…

Mirena IUD Lawsuit

What is Mirena? Mirena is known as an intrauterine system (IUS) or intrauterine device (IUD) which is meant to be inserted by a medical professional during an office visit. Mirena IUDs release levonorgestrel (LNG) into the uterus for birth control. Levonorgestrel is a synthetic progestogen. Only a small amount of the levonorgestrel from a Mirena…

Ethicon Mesh Device Recall

On June 4 of this year, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. chose to recall four of its vaginal mesh devices from the medical technology market place. As part of this recall action, Ethicon has asked for the US Food and Drug Administration to cease in “commercializing” these four pelvic mesh device systems. Also, Ethicon,…

Ethicon Surgical Mesh

What is Surgical Mesh? Transvaginal surgical mesh is a medical piece of equipment that is typically used to mend weakened or injured tissue. This mesh implant device can be composed of a variety of materials including: Non-absorbable synthetic material Porous absorbable synthetic material Absorbable biologic material In the medical field of urogynecology, surgical mesh is…

Ethicon Prolene Mesh Recall

Ethicon, Inc. was founded in 1949 as a subsidiary of parent company Johnson & Johnson as a way to offer a larger selection of products, including medical devices such as surgical sutures. Within the Ethicon, Inc. division, the Gynecare Company was formed in order to offer a wide variety of Women’s Health products, including an…

Gynecare Mesh Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit developed the line of Gynecare products in order to help treat a variety of Women’s Health medical issues. Unfortunately, several Gynecare mesh implants have been identified as posing high risks of serious complications by the FDA. Gynecare Mesh complications may include: bleeding, infection, organ perforation, mesh erosion, emotional problems,…

Pelvic Mesh Erosion

Pelvic mesh erosion was recently named the number one most frequently occurring and reported complication of vaginal mesh surgery by the US Food and Drug Administration. This painful and often debilitating condition also goes by the names: Pelvic Mesh Exposure, because the device is exposed through the vaginal wall Pelvic Mesh Protrusion, because the mesh…

FDA Mesh Recall List

The FDA has declared surgical mesh used in the treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence as an area of ongoing concern. In July of 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration also stated that the serious risks and complications following mesh surgery for POP are not rare, a change from their previous…

Vaginal Mesh Law Suit

Following child birth, surgery, or as a woman ages, sometimes the muscles and tissues in the pelvic region will lose elasticity and become weakened. As this happens, the organs in this area of the body may begin to sink out of their regular locations. Organs that may be affected by this pelvic organ prolapse include:…