Claims for injuries caused by medical devices are also included under the heading of pharmaceutical liability. Under Section 201 of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, a medical device is defined as “an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar article that is intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.”
Examples of medical devices include: defibrillators, heart leads, surgical screws, hip implants, hernia mesh, heart valves and many other items. If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical device or experienced serious side effects, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, medical bills and lost wages. Medical device lawsuits are complicated, and an experienced attorney can evaluate your situation and help explain your legal options.
Bladder Sling Recall:
Recently, the first major bladder sling recall was announced by a major mesh manufacturer. Hundreds of vaginal mesh lawsuit claims were filed against various mesh manufacturers after the FDA issued an alert in July 2011 about the medical devices.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit:
Hundreds of thousands of women could potentially experience severe post-surgical transvaginal mesh complications. Please contact us for the latest vaginal mesh lawsuit news if you have suffered side effects following surgery. Surgical mesh is installed (more...)
Nuvaring Lawsuits 2012:
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a mass obstructs one of the arteries of the lungs. If you have suffered a pulmonary embolism or other blood clot, please contact us for the most recent Nuvaring lawsuits 2012 update. Blood flow through the vessel becomes (more...)
Surgery Mesh Recall:
Hundreds of vaginal mesh lawsuit claims were filed against various mesh manufacturers after the FDA issued an alert in July 2011 about the medical devices. Recently, the first major surgery mesh recall was announced by Johnson and Johnson and it is expected (more...)
Bladder Sling Lawsuit 2012:
Surgical mesh has been in use since the 1970s to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Please contact us for the latest bladder sling lawsuit 2012 news if you have suffered serious side effects. Originally, the device was installed through the abdomen. More (more...)
Nuvaring Lawsuit 2012:
Many of the dangerous complications stemming from the contraceptive ring involve the effects of the hormones it releases on a woman’s circulatory system. Please contact us for the latest Nuvaring lawsuit 2012 news and litigation updates if you have (more...)
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit:
Tens of thousands of women undergo transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair each year. Please contact us for the latest vaginal mesh lawsuit news if you suffer from complications. It is a popular treatment option (more...)
Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Lawsuit:
The FDA has recently released a warning regarding transvaginal mesh complications following a surgical mesh procedure. If you have had this type of procedure, or if this procedure has been recommended for you, it is important to be aware of the governmental (more...)
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit:
If you have been diagnosed with a pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, one type of medical treatment may cause even more damage and injury. The FDA has recently warned that these injuries are not uncommon. Please contact us for transvaginal (more...)
Bladder Sling Lawsuits:
Have you been diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence? If so, it’s important to know your treatment options and the serious consequences of some of them. If you have suffered from surgery mesh complications, please contact us for the latest (more...)
Transvaginal Mesh Failure:
If you have recently been diagnosed with POP, you may have questions about the condition and your treatment options especially in light of the increasing reports of transvaginal mesh failure following surgical mesh repairs.
What is POP?
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DePuy Hip Settlements:
The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System (released worldwide in 2004) and ASR Hip Resurfacing System (released outside the U.S. in 2003) have been plagued with high failure rates. These higher than normal failure rates have prompted patients to look for help (more...)
Nuvaring Lawsuit Settlements Information:
Clotting is a normal function of the body. It prevents blood from escaping the veins and arteries in the event of an injury. If you have suffered from a blood clot please contact us for the latest Nuvaring lawsuit settlements news and information. When (more...)
DePuy Lawsuit News:
In the past, most hip replacement systems were designed with metal and plastic components. If you are affected by the DePuy hip replacement recall, please contact us for the latest DePuy lawsuit news. These are still popular today, even though the plastic (more...)
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