Defective Medical Device
We trust the manufacturers of medical products such as pacemakers, heart valves, knee 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. 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. If you have been injured as a result of a defective medical product, call the concerned and experienced Nashville personal injury lawyers at The Higgins Firm for a free consultation today.
There are two primary types of defective medical parts that cause most injuries. The first is defective joint replacement and the second is devices designed to treat heart problems.Artificial Joint Recalls
Joint replacements involve the surgical repair of an aged or injured joint by inserting an artificial joint or implant. With a goal of reducing pain and increasing mobility, joint replacements act as a means of improving fractured, arthritic, or worn down joints. While artificial joints have been instrumental in the mobility of many individuals across the country, some models have resulted in several issues. The issues with hip implementation have included:
- Sizing issues
- Further painful surgery
- Pain and discomfort
- Deterioration of materials into the bloodstream
Recently, two companies have recalled popular hip implantation systems as a result of their defective nature. Both the Stryker Corporation and DePuy International Ltd. have recalled multiple hip replacement products. DePuy International Ltd., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, first introduced Hylamer® as an “implant-grade” polyethylene but it was later found to rapidly degrade and many people were forced to get a second implant surgery to replace the Hylamer joints. Similarly, Stryker Corporation recalled its Rejuvenate system as well as its ABG II system following the release of toxic metals from the product into the bloodstream. Should you have experienced any of the dangerous side effects of the recalled joint replacement products, you may have a claim deserving compensation.Guidant Recalls
Guidant Corporation recently issued a massive recall of its implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators due to various failures. The company has also recalled cardiac pacemakers. These recalls come after a finding that the devices may be a risk of failure. Should there be a failure of a defibrillator or a pacemaker, a patient’s heart could stop beating resulting in death.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, the experienced team of Nashville defective medical device attorneys at The Higgins Firm are ready 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 team at The Higgins Firm start to work for you.
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