Have you or a loved one been injured by a medical product?
We trust the manufacturers of medical products such as pacemakers, heart valves, knee replacements, hip replacements and arterial stents to be safe for our bodies. In some cases, these medical products perform as expected and last for the duration of our lives. Unfortunately, in many cases, these products malfunction, break or erode resulting in serious injury to the recipient. While these medical devices range from intricate machines to simple everyday products, the ramifications of a faulty medical device are the same no matter how complicated the device. If a faulty or defective medical device has injured you, we encourage you to contact one of our Tennessee defective medical device attorneys at The Higgins Firm. We are ready to hear your claim.
Two Types of Defective Medical Devices
The two primary types of defective medical devices that cause most of the injuries are joint replacement and devices to treat heart problems. Defects or problems with these products can result in pain, further surgery, or even death. Some of these devices may include the following:
Artificial Joint Recalls
DePuy International Ltd, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, first introduced Hylamer as an "implant-grade" polyethylene hip implant. However, it was later found to rapidly degrade causing further injury. Many people were forced to get a second implant surgery to replace the Hylamer joints.
Guidant Corporation recently issued a massive recall of its implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators due to various failures with the devices.
Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement Recall
Zimmer Holdings issued a recall for the Durom cup hip replacement part. The part has been alleged to have a larger than expected or accepted failure rate. In many instances, people with the Durom cup replacement end up in worse shape than they were in prior to surgical intervention.
What Can I Do If I or Someone I Love Has Been Injured by One of These Defective Medical Products or by Another Medical Product?
If a possible defective medical product has injured you or someone you love, you should first seek medical attention right away. Next, keep all evidence you may have including any medical records, informational brochures on the product, website testimonials from the company and anything else that either went into the decision to choose the product or was used to repair damage done by the product. Finally, you should contact the experienced team of attorneys at The Higgins Firm to help you receive the settlement you deserve. We have the resources and the experience to effectively and successfully represent you during this difficult process. Call today for a free consultation and let the defective medical device team at The Higgins Firm start to work for you. At the law firm of The Higgins Firm, we believe the makers of these dangerous medical products should be held accountable for their negligent behavior.
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