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Medical Device Injuries Result In More Legal Action

Have you noticed the increasing number of personal injury lawsuits arising from the side effects of defective medical devices? The situation seems to be getting worse.

More and more medical patients are suffering personal injuries from defective devices. A notable recall action of late is the hip replacement issue. The FDA does not seem to be doing its job.
If you have been injured by one of the prescription medical devices below, you may want to contact a personal injury lawyer, to find out if you have an actionable claim.
At the bottom is a summary list of defective medical device attorneys.

Defective Medical Devices


Medical Device Attorneys

300

140

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Defective Medical Devices
Summary Chart #1

Brand Name
(generic name)

Date
Re-
called

Problems

Manuf.

Location

.
BIRTH CONTROL IUD

Mirena

many com-
plaints

- Perforated uterus
- Device migration
- Extreme pain
- Infertility

Bayer Healthcare Pharma

YOU try to figure it out -
obfuscated in the extreme.

.
BONE GRAFTS

Infuse

many com-
plaints

- Severe Swelling
- Shortness of breath
- Infection
- Failure to graft
- Sterility
- Death
- Cancer
- Nerve Damage

Medtronic

Minneapolis,
MN

.
HERNIA REPAIR

Bard-Kugel
Hernia Patch

2005

- Potential for recoil ring breakage which could lead to serious life-threatening complications including ruptures or blockage of the bowel, infection, and in some cases death.

Bard

Covington, GA

.
HIP REPLACEMENTS

De Puy Hip

2010

- Failed cement
- Metal-on-metal
- Excessive wear
- Metallosis - chrome and cobalt

DePuy

Raynham,
MA

ASR XL Acetabular Sys.
ASR Hip Resurfacing S.

2010

- Catastrophic failure of the cup (socket) and joint
- Fracturing of the adjacent bone
- Blood poisoning from metal fragments
- Pseudotumors
- Sharp and chronic pain
- Reduced mobility or pronounced limp

DePuy Pinnacle Hip

com-
plaints

- Cup loosening and metallosis

Stryker Rejuvenate
Stryker ABG II

2012

- Metal-on-metal
- Fretting and corrosion
- Pain, swelling, tissue damage

Stryker

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Trident Acetabular PSL Cup

Hemispherical Cup

2008

- Ceramic on ceramic
- Constant pain, squeaky joints, breaking of hip replacement parts, and other problems

Durom Hip

2008

- Metal-on-metal
- Excessive wear
- TWICE the rate of revision surgery

Zimmer

Warsaw,
Indiana

.
KNEE REPLACEMENTS

Nexgen Knee

2010

- Loosening

Zimmer

Warsaw,
Indiana

Oxinium Genesis Knee
Oxinium Profix Knee

2010

- Failure to bond defect

Smith & Nephew

London,
UK

160

40

230 - 600

80

90




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Defective Medical Devices
Summary Chart - #2

Brand Name
(generic name)

Date
Re-
called

Problems

Manuf.

Location

.
PACEMAKERS

CRT Devices
(Cardio Resyncronization Therapy)
(Pacemaker)

2005

-

Guidant
(Boston Scient.)

Indianapolis,
IN

ICD
(Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator)

2006

- Some Insignia and Nexus pacemakers
- Contak Renewal TR and TR 2 cardiac resynchronization pacemakers
- Ventak Prizm 2, Vitality, and Vitality 2 ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators)

Guidant
(Boston Scient.)

Kappa Series Pacemaker

2009

- "Separation of wires"

Medtronic

Minneapolis,
MN

Sigma Series Pacemaker

2009

Defibrillators

-

Voluntarily recalled several models
- Shortness of breath
- Fatigue
- Fainting
- Heart palpitations
- Multiple shocks

Medtronic

.
PELVIC MESH

Bladder Mesh
Bladder Sling
Pelvic Sling
Transvaginal Mesh

APPLICATION -
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

-

-
- Failure of the device
- Revision surgery
- Infection
- Pain
- Erosion of vaginal tissue
- Perforation of the bowel
- Urinary complications

Am. Med. Sys.

Minnetonka, MN

-

Bard Avaulta
Bard Uretex

Covington, GA

-

Boston Scientific

Natick, MA

-

J.& J.

New Brunswick, NJ

-

Tyco IVS
(now Covidien)

Mansfield, MA

Gynecare Prolift Kit
Gynecare Prosima Kit
Gynecare TVT Secur

For POP and SUI

2012

- Failure of the device
- Revision surgery
- Infection
- Pain
- Erosion of vaginal tissue
- Perforation of the bowel

Ethicon (J.& J.)

Somerville,
NJ

.
STENTS

Taxus Stent

-

- Balloon may not deflate, at time of insertion, requiring immediate surgery

Boston Scientific

445,000 have been implanted

.
SURGICAL ROBOT

Da Vinci Robot

-

"More precise" - Maybe not
- Burns
- Tears
- Ruptures
- Hematomas
- Punctures, lacerations
- Subsequent conventional repair

Da Vinci

Won't say

160

40

230 - 600

80

90



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List of Attorneys, Specializing in
MEDICAL DEVICE LAWSUITS
In Your Area

Law Firm
Phone

.
Defective Medical Device

Alabama

BRS
1744 Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL 35205

800-309-0100
800-800-1919 (tv)

Bad Robot Surgery

Arizona

Robert Goldwater
15849 N. 71st Street,
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

800-676-0088

De Puy Hip (J.&J.)

California

Relion Group
(No location given)
(LG Technologies of CA)
(Gillaspey and Gillaspey -
San Diego, CA - no website)

800-946-7170

DePuy Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Stryker Hip Replacement

Zimmer Durom Hip

800-995-0812

Infuse bone graft

800-962-0464

Bard Avaulta pelvic mesh

Andrews Thornton
2 Corporate Park
Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606

800-664-1734

DePuy Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Stryker Hip Replacement

Zimmer Hip Replacement

Transvaginal Mesh

Florida

Levin Law
316 South Baylen Street
Suite 600
Pensacola, FL 32502

888-435-7001

DePuy Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Transvaginal Pelvic Mesh

Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A
1212 Southeast 3rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

877-467-8800

Biomet Hip Implants

DePuy Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Stryker Hip Replacement

Zimmer Hip Replacement

Massachusetts

Sokolove Law, LLC
93 Worcester Street, Suite 101, Wellesley, MA 02481

877-490-7183

(TV) 800-581-6913

DePut Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Stryker Rejuvenate

Zimmer Durom Hip

Infuse Bone Graft

Medtronic Defibrillator

Transvaginal Mesh

New York

Weitz and Luxenberg
700 Broadway
New York, New York 10003

800-476-6070

DePuy Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Stryker Rejuvenate

Zimmer Durom Hip

Transvaginal Pelvic Mesh

North Carolina

Greg Jones and Associates
3015 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

800-481-5707

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Zimmer Durom Cup

Medtronic Defibrillators

Transvaginal Mesh

Texas

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough
2603 Oak Lawn, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219

866-589-0257

DePuy Hip Replacement (J.&J.)

Stryker Hip Replacement

Infuse Bone Graft

Transvaginal Mesh

Hissey Kientz, LLP
9442 North Capital of Texas Hwy.
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78759

866-275-4454
512-320-9100

De Puy Hip Replacement (J. & J.)

Other Hip Replacements

Johnson Law Group
55 Waugh Drive
Suite 800
Houston, Texas 77007

800-624-8899
888-311-5522

Mirena IUD

Transvaginal Mesh

Pulaski and Middleman
6800 West Loop South,
Suite 200
Bellaire, TX 77401
(Houston)

800-BAD-DRUG

Mirena IUD

Guidant Defibrillator

Medtronic Defibrillator

R3 Hip Implant (Smith and Nephew)

Vaginal Mesh

The attorneys listed above may not have an office in your area. However, most will refer you to an attorney who does practice in your area, which will enable you to find help for your particular injury.

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210 - 600

110

280


Seek a defective medical device attorney
if you have suffered personal injury from any of the medical devices listed above.

Victims and Relatives
Does the medical attorney you have chosen have a proven track record?
Make sure you are getting an experienced legal representative who is going to fight for your best interests. If you have been injured by vaginal mesh, find an attorney who is experienced in vaginal mesh litigation.

For medical claims resulting from defective medical devices,
Top personal injury lawyers are located in large cities in the following states -
Arizona - California - Florida - Massachusetts - New York - North Carolina - Texas

DISCLAIMER
The author is not a doctor.
NO MEDICAL ADVICE IS OFFERED OR IMPLIED.
Statements on this page may NOT be correct.

These are just my personal thoughts.
The sole purpose of this page is to encourage further research on your part.

I hope that you have found this medical device lawsuit page helpful.
Thank you very much for your time.

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