Louisiana Defective Medical Device Lawyers
Medical devices have the power to save lives or greatly enhance patients’ quality of life. When the devices fail, however, they can cause severe pain, disability and even death. Our product liability lawyers have extensive experience in medical defect cases.
If you have suffered injury from a defective drug or defective medical devices, or if a family member has died because of a recalled drug, tell us about it. Our lawyers can help you understand the laws and your rights. You do not have to face a big drug company alone.
Cases we handle include, but are not limited to:
Johnson & Johnson’s artificial hip replacement company DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. has issued a recall of two hip replacement products because of higher failure rates that necessitated second surgeries.
An IVC filter is a medical device, also known as an inferior vena cava filter, that is implanted by a surgeon to protect patients from dangerous blood clots. The device is supposed to stop the blood clot from reaching vital organs.
The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is a medical device used during spinal surgery to stimulate bone growth and replace damaged discs in the spine. The FDA only approved the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft for anterior lumbar fusions. An anterior lumbar fusion requires the surgeon to make an incision through the abdomen in the front of the body.
Metal-on-metal hip implants have proven, in many cases, to be ineffective and dangerous. The implants are failing at unexpected rates, causing patients to endure additional surgeries to remove and replace the implant. Furthermore, metal particles from these implants can break apart and be introduced into the soft tissue surrounding the hip joint, causing a wide range of medical problems.
The Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) is a T-shaped birth control product meant to be inserted into the uterus for up to five years at a time. The product prevents pregnancy by slowly releasing a hormone that helps prevent egg fertilization by thickening cervical mucus while also thinning the uterine lining and partially suppressing ovulation. Mirena is also approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
Power morcellators are medical devices that are used during laparoscopic or robotic procedures such as hysterectomies and myomectomies. Morcellators are used to cut uterine tissue, including uterine fibroids, as part of a less invasive procedure for removal of tissue.
NaturLyte® and GranuFlo® Linked to Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death
Fresenius operates kidney dialysis centers across the United States and is the leading supplier of kidney dialysis machines and disposable kidney dialysis products. In addition, Fresenius supplies products used in kidney dialysis to dialysis centers operated by other companies.
Stryker® Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate modular and ABG-II modular-neck hip stem implants, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Stryker® indicates that fretting and corrosion (wear and tear) can occur within the devices, which can cause adverse tissue reactions and pain and swelling in certain individuals.
Many women who suffer pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), medical conditions that occur when the internal support structure of the vagina fails, undergo a surgical procedure in which a transvaginal mesh (TVM) is inserted to help hold the woman’s internal organs in place. Rather than simply stitching tissue of the vaginal wall together, the transvaginal mesh is used to keep the organs – namely the urethra, cervix, and rectum-from falling out of place and “sagging” inside the body cavity.
If you have a Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial knee implant, you may be entitled to money damages. The largest knee implant maker in the world, Zimmer, recently issued a recall of its Persona knee implants.
The Zimmer NexGen knee replacement has been linked to a number of problems, including significant pain, loosening of the knee implant and implant failure requiring additional surgeries.
We’re here to help. If you have been injured by a defective drug or medical device then please contact us to arrange a free consultation with our experienced lawyers. There is no fee unless we collect for you.