Medical Devices Overview

Many defective medical devices currently on the market

Patients rely on medical devices such as artificial stents, pacemakers, and insulin pumps to improve their quality of life. Whether being used during surgery, in an emergency room, or as implants for everyday living, the devices are trusted to work properly, and in most cases they do. However, design flaws, errors in device testing, or faulty manufacturing may result in a defective medical device, causing severe injury or even death.

Finding resolution when your life has been disrupted by a defective medical device starts with an experienced attorney. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Dangerous Medical Devices

When risks are undisclosed, or a product is defective or improperly used, the manufacturer, supplier, hospital, or medical professional providing, using, or implanting the device may be held accountable for injuries.

Greg Jones Law has handled medical device lawsuits involving the following:

  • Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patches – Hospitals and surgeons use the Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch to repair hernias. This patch has a memory recoil ring that is supposed to open after the patch is positioned behind the hernia. As a result of rings breaking, patients have suffered bowel perforations and experienced abdominal pain, fever, and soreness. The FDA recalled these patches.
  • Zimmer hip implants – Zimmer hip implants, also called Zimmer Durom Cups, created extreme pain, and required subsequent surgeries for repair and eventually replacement. Legal arguments ensued as to whether the device was defective or surgeons had been inadequately instructed on how to implant them. Read more>>

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  • Shoulder pain pumps – Use of a shoulder pain pump for pain management on patients recovering from shoulder surgery has destroyed joint cartilage and caused permanent shoulder disability. Because the cartilage cannot regenerate, some cases require shoulder replacement. A patient may need a number of replacement surgeries so he or she can retain shoulder function. In severe cases, the patient may completely lose the ability to use his or her shoulder, and doctors may need to amputate the arm.
  • Medtronic Defibrillators – Internal Medtronic defibrillators are heart implant devices that shock a heart beating abnormally back into normal rhythm. Defibrillator lead problems resulted in Medtronic voluntarily recalling several defibrillator models. Patient symptoms when the device malfunctions often include the following:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Heart palpitations
  • Multiple shocks

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