Have you or someone you love been injured by a defective Medical Device?
Everyday people have to rely on medicine and medical equipment to regulate their heartbeat, regulate their blood sugar, allow them to walk on their bad knees or hips or to improve their quality of life. This medically prescribed equipment is supposed to be safe. However, sometimes drugs or medical equipment may have problems and defects that cause an already venerable person to suffer even greater injuries. These injuries may require additional surgery to fix the new problem or the new injury may be irreparable. Our Tennessee injury attorneys hold the belief that the people who profit from these devices and drugs should be responsible for their product and pay for any damages that their items may have caused. If you or someone you care about has received an injury because of equipment that had defects, you should speak to one of our compassionate attorneys about your claim right away.
Below are a few of the medical products our office is currently reviewing.Manufactured Hip and Knee Recalls
Equipment used to replace bad hips, knees, or other joints require surgery to fix an aging knee or hip or those that have an injury by implanting a manufactured hip, knee, or joint. The main purpose of a manufactured hip, knee, or joint is to reduce discomfort and to allow for more movement. These items are used to improve knees, hips or other parts of the body that have been broken, are wearing out, or suffer from an injury. The use of manufactured implants has been crucial to improving movement for people all over the United States, however, certain types of implants have had defects and problems such as:
- an implant being the wrong size for a patient
- Further painful surgery
- Pain and discomfort
- Deterioration of the implants that led to particles ending up in the bloodstream
At least two businesses have had to recall their widely used hip or knee implants due to defects in how the items were designed or made. These companies include the Stryker Corporation and DePuy International Ltd. DePuy International Ltd., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, began marketing the Hylamer® as an “implant-grade” polyethylene but these implants were reported to break down which meant that a large number of the patients that had this implant had to have additional surgical procedures to fix correct or get a replacement for the Hylamer joints. A similar situation occurred with the, Stryker Corporation when it had to recall its Rejuvenate system and its ABG II device after dangerous particles from the equipment ended up in the patient's bloodstreams. If you or someone you care about suffered from these or other problems due to the defects in these hip or knee implants, you might be able to be fairly compensated.Guidant Recalls
The Guidant Company made a recent announcement about a large amount of recalled defibrillators that can be implanted as well as their cardiac resynchronization defibrillators because of several problems. The business issued a recall of their cardiac pacemakers as well. The items were recalled after it was discovered that the equipment may have a high risk of failing. If a pacemaker or defibrillator fails an individual's heart could quit beating and this could be fatal.
If you or someone you love has an injury because of equipment or items with defects or problems, you should speak to our knowledgeable and caring legal team. We have the means and skills necessary to make sure you get the best outcome for your claim. We know how hard this must be for you and your family and we will fight on your behalf to see to it that you are fairly compensated for what you have been through.
Contact us online or by phone at 800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to speak with us about your case.