Medical Device Injury
A medical device is supposed to improve your quality of life. These devices are believed to be safe with little chance of any health risk. However, every year people are exposed to defective medical devices that are unsafe and result in serious complications, debilitating injuries, or wrongful death. When these devices fail in their intended use and cause harm, you may have a claim against the manufacturer. These cases are very complex and rarely does the manufacturer admit fault. That’s why you need a law firm experienced in handling medical device injury claims. You need GKT.
Current List of Medical Device Injury Claims
For more information on some of the medical devices, we are currently investigating please follow the links below. If you experience serious complications from a medical device not listed below, we may be able to help you. Contact our office today.
Essure Birth Control
Essure is a birth control device usually implanted for permanent sterilization. There has been an increased number of incidences where the device migrates and results in the woman having an unplanned hysterectomy or other serious surgery. We are looking at claims where women have had a serious injury.
Hernia Mesh Products
There are several makes/models of mesh, including Physiomesh, C Qur mesh, Parietex, Bard 3 D, and other products that have been associated with a high rate of failure resulting in recurrence of a hernia and other issues. We are looking at cases where the person had an abdominal hernia repair and then had a revision or explant surgery. The person will usually have no idea what type of mesh was used. We are looking at cases where the initial mesh was implanted in or after 2006.
These small filter devices are often implanted within a vein of a person to catch blood clots and prevent serious medical events; however, there has been a very high failure rate of these devices, resulting in serious injuries including stroke and death. We are looking at claims where persons have been injured by an IVC device. The manufacturers of these devices include Bard, Johnson & Johnson, and Cook. We are also following persons with an implanted device without an injury yet, as these IVC devices are failing at a high rate.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
A variety of hip implants have been associated with problems requiring the implant to be removed or revised. These may include hips manufactured by Stryker (Rejuvenate and ABG); DePuy (ASR and Pinnacle); Smith & Nephew (R3 System); and Wright (Converse). We are investigating claims where a person had an implant and then had a subsequent revision or removal surgery.
Mirena is a T-shaped form of birth control that is implanted into the uterus during a doctor’s office visit. Mirena side effects have included ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy (a pregnancy in the uterus with the IUD in place), group A streptococcal sepsis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), embedment of the device in the uterine wall, and perforation of the uterine wall or cervix.
Since 2005, the FDA has received over 1,000 reports from nine surgical transvaginal mesh manufacturers of serious, life-threatening complications associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).