Defective Products and Medical Devices

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Today, many medical devices and products approved by the FDA are later recalled, leading those already implanted with the device to face a complicated replacement or revision surgery. Other patients are subjected to serious, potentially hazardous side effects.

If you or a loved one has been implanted with a faulty medical device or subjected to serious side effects as a result of an unsafe medical product, you need a powerful product liability attorney on your side, fighting for the rights you deserve.

Our experienced legal team is standing by to answer your questions, conduct a free case review and quickly help you file your product liability claim and/or lawsuit. You may reach Ward Black Law by phone: 336-333-2244, 1-877-256-1214 (toll-free); contact form; or email: info@wardblacklaw.com.

Bair Hugger™ 

Bair Hugger products, developed by 3M, were designed to keep patients warm during and after surgery. However, studies show that these devices caused serious infections in some patients, including MRSA and sepsis. View more
DePuy Hip Replacement DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson issued a recall on its ASR XL Acetabular System (a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement surgery) and ASR Hip Resurfacing System (a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur) — both of which have been used in hip replacement surgery. View more
Essure Owned by Bayer HealthCare, Essure is a permanent birth control system that has been available for over a decade and used by more than a half million patients. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits, claiming Essure caused a host of medical issues from severe pain to unwanted pregnancies. View more
Fluoroquinolones For years a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones have been prescribed to patients suffering from infections. However, these powerful antibiotics are now known to cause very serious side effects, like aortic aneurysms, which can result in hospitalization and even death. View more
Hernia Mesh Hernia repair surgery is a fairly routine procedure. Hundreds of thousands of people undergo these operations in the U.S. each year. Often, surgeons will implant a mesh device to provide support for damaged or weakened tissue. Certain types of this surgical mesh have been linked to life-threatening complications. View more
IVC Filters A device designed to save patients from the dangers of blood clots has resulted in serious injury and even death for some patients. Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are implanted by a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist to prevent a pulmonary embolism in patients known to have a blood clot in the leg or pelvic region. View more
Roundup® Roundup® weed killer may be linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other deadly cancers. Learn more about filing a lawsuit today. View More

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System

The Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler system is a device used during surgery to regulate the patient’s body temperature. It has been associated with an increased risk of infection from the mycobacterium chimaera, a microorganism which can be deadly. View more
Stryker® Hip Replacement Recall The Stryker® hip replacement recall is due to reports of metal-on-metal hip replacement complications such as potential corrosion and fretting that may result in tissue swelling, pain, and metal poisoning. View more
Ovarian Cancer from Baby Powder Talcum powders have been used — primarily for baby care and feminine hygiene purposes — for decades. Sold by big name companies like Johnson & Johnson, these products are marketed as safe and gentle, but medical research brings a different perspective. View more
Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System® Zimmer Biomet is a leading manufacturer of  joint replacement devices, including their Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder®. After numerous reports of device fracturing, the company issued a recall. View more

DePuy ATTUNE® Knee Implants

ATTUNE® Knee implants manufactured by DePuy Synthes. Device failures have resulted in many adverse event reports to the FDA. Most of the complaints indicate loosening of the device, resulting in severe pain and ultimate revision surgery.  

Gastric Bypass

After having this procedure, there is a risk of low thiamine levels. If left untreated, low thiamine (vitamin B1) levels can disrupt brain functioning and result in vision problems, motor impairment, or severe nausea. A deficiency of thiamine can cause a brain disorder called Wernicke Encephalopathy (or WKS).  

3M Combat Arms Earplugs

After a $9.1 million settlement for the Department of Justice against 3M manufacturing company, there are allegations that these defective earplugs used by servicemen in the U.S. Military caused combat soldiers severe hearing loss and tinnitus. These dual-ended earplugs were used by our men in service during the years of 2003-2015.  

 

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