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

Boston Scientific Mesh Recall

Vaginal mesh manufacturers, including Boston Scientific, have been targeted with lawsuits alleging that their products are responsible for the injuries of thousands of women treated with these devices. Across the nation many women, doctors, and other health professionals urge the FDA to consider a mesh recall in an attempt to spare further women from suffering…

Boston Scientific Mesh Lawsuit

As of May of 2012, medical technology company Boston Scientific was facing around three hundred lawsuit claims in regard to vaginal mesh products. These Boston Scientific mesh lawsuits blamed the company and its surgical mesh implants for a variety of painful and troubling complications that occurred following the use of their products in both pelvic…

Vagnial Mesh Lawsuit

Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a medical condition that typically affects women after childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy. This situation it believed to afflict between thirty and fifty percent of women within their lifetimes, although a much lower percentage will exhibit symptoms. In a woman with pelvic organ prolapse, one or more of the various pelvic…

Pelvic Mesh Revision Surgery

Pelvic mesh revision surgery is performed on women who have experienced complications or serious side effects following their primary operation with a vaginal mesh implant. These types of surgical devices are most often used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence, two common problems that afflict many women. In fact, between 30 and…

Mesh Implant Recall

Clinical medical research studies as well as an FDA literature review have found that the surgical mesh implants used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence can result in serious health adverse events and complications when used transvaginally. The growing amount of information and publicity is prompting many injured women as well as…

Defective Mesh Lawsuit

What Makes Mesh Defective? “Mesh,” is used to refer to a variety of surgical devices and implants that can be used to treat the woman’s health issues of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Mesh products can be made from a variety of biologic and synthetic, as well as porous and non-porous materials. Although…

Bard Avaulta Mesh Lawsuit

A California woman and her husband were recently awarded a $5.5 million settlement for a lawsuit that they filed against medical device company C. R. Bard claiming that their Avaulta mesh product was responsible for serious injuries as well as a sharp decline in her quality of life. The woman had the Avaulta mesh implanted…

AMS Mesh Litigation

Litigation is currently proceeding against medical device company American Medical Systems (AMS) due to allegations that several of its vaginal mesh products have resulted in serious physical harm to female patients. AMS has been offering medical technology since 1972, when it provided the first male artificial urinary sphincter implant. Now AMS has expanded to offer…

AMS Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Lawsuit claims have been filed against American Medical Systems, AMS, in response to injuries sustained by patients treated with its vaginal mesh products for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In both of these conditions pelvic tissues are reinforced by a vaginal mesh implant in an attempt to permanently cease troublesome symptoms, like involuntary…

Ethicon Mesh Litigation

At this time there is both federal and state level litigation proceeding against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division in regards to several of their vaginal mesh products. At the federal level there is Mesh multi-district litigation against Ethicon, Inc. Multidistrict litigation is a legal term that refers to a process used for the expedition of…