Medical devices are intended to make life easier, whether it’s regulating a heartbeat, improving mobility, or ensuring patients breathe properly. Unfortunately, many of these products break down, stop working, or malfunction and end up harming the very people they are meant to help. If you have been hurt, reach out to a defective medical device lawyer at Woods & Woods. Since 1985, our law firm has zealously represented thousands of injured people.
Common Defective Medical Device Lawsuits
Below are some of the most common types of defective medical device lawsuits. Please still reach out to us even if you do not see your defective medical device below. A defective medical device lawyer can help with many different types of lawsuits. Unfortunately, major medical device manufacturers regularly produce and sell defective medical devices that hurt and kill innocent people. Here are some of the larger defective medical device class actions and multidistrict litigation that has come up recently:
Bair Hugger ™ Surgical Warming Blanket
Used in thousands of joint replacement surgeries every year, the Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket has been linked to an increased risk of serious post-surgical infections.
da Vinci® Surgical Robot
Poor tactile feedback and a lack of proper physician training are just some of reasons why procedures using the da Vinci® surgical robot are 34% more likely to cause severe complications.
DePuy Hip Implants
Twenty-nine models of DePuy hip replacement devices have been recalled because they use faulty components with high failure rates. The company has set aside nearly $2.5 billion to compensate patients who received the recalled implants.
Essure® Birth Control Lawsuits
Essure birth control devices have been pulled from the market. The device may migrate to other parts of the body causing perforation of the uterus and fallopian tubes. Some women report hysterectomies and corrective surgeries from Essure birth control devices. Other serious side effects have been reported as well.
Implanted in patients at high risk of suffering blood clots, IVC Filters can break apart or move to other parts of the body, causing serious injuries and even death.
Several different kidney dialysis systems may be linked to heart attacks. Many families may have lost loved ones and do not yet realize the cause of death.
Mirena® IUD Injury
Mirena is a popular birth control method that may carry more serious risks than many users realize. If you have been hurt by Mirena, talk to our lawyers.
NuvaRing® is another popular birth control that has been linked to serious side effects. Suspect your injuries are from NuvaRing®? Talk to our law firm.
Power Morcellator Uterine Surgery
Used in laparoscopic hysterectomies, myomectomies, and uterine fibroid surgeries, power morcellators can spread cancerous cells throughout the body, accelerating the spread of previously undetected cancers.
Stryker® Hip Implants
Stryker Orthopaedics has recalled two models of hip replacement devices because they can cause pain, swelling, metallosis, and other complications.
Thousands of women received transvaginal mesh (TVM) or pelvic mesh devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). But the devices can cause serious complications, such as infections, bladder perforations, and severe pain.
Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant Recall
Thousands of people may have received defective shoulder implants. These defective medical devices may require corrective surgery or replacement.
How a Defective Medical Device Lawyer Can Help
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues recalls and statements regarding the safety of these products every week in the attempt to protect patients from defective medical devices. When products break down or function improperly, defective medical device victims suffer painful injuries and may have to endure dangerous additional surgeries to remove the product or correct the problem.
The manufacturers of defective medical devices need to be held accountable for their negligence in putting these products on the market. Your defective medical device lawyer at Woods and Woods has experience standing up to negligent manufacturers and will fight to get the compensation you deserve when you’ve been injured by a defective product. We can help you recover compensation for medical bills, prescriptions, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call the defective medical device lawyers lawyers of Woods and Woods today and get the help you need.
If you were injured by a medical device or implant, a defective medical device lawyer might be able to recover money for medical bills. It doesn’t take long for medical bills from defective medical devices to pile up. The cost of extended healthcare and rehabilitation can bankrupt families. In fact, medical bills are the number one reason families in the U.S. file for bankruptcy.
The prescription costs alone from surgeries and corrective surgeries can leave families wondering how they are going to pay for everything – even with insurance. If you were injured by a faulty medical implant, a defective medical device lawyer may try to recover compensation for related prescription costs.
Many victims of defective medical devices and faulty implants need corrective surgeries to repair or replace the broken part. A defective medical device lawyer will regularly be able to get money for corrective surgeries in a settlement.
The law allows personal injury victims to recover for lost wages. If you were injured by a defective medical device, it is reasonable to believe you missed time from work for the surgery and corrective surgeries. Some victims of defective medical devices might not be able to return to work. In both cases, a defective medical device lawyer may be able to include these damages in the settlement.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering damages are available to victims of defective medical devices for the physical and emotional strain put on them from an injury. A defective medical device lawyer can regularly get these damages to be included in a settlement. The emotional distress from health problems, corrective surgeries, and rehabilitation is enormous when dealing with a defective medical device.
Loss of a Loved One
Here is the sad truth: defective medical devices often contribute to the victim’s death. If this happened to your family, a defective medical device lawyer will try to hold the manufacturer liable for selling a dangerous product. Defective medical devices lead to death in many ways: falls, heart attacks, stroke, cancer, and more.
FAQ: Medical Device and Faulty Implant Lawsuits
After an injury from a defective medical device, potential clients have many questions about their legal rights. You can always reach out to Woods & Woods and ask questions. We want to hear your story and help you explore your legal options. Here are some of the most common questions potential clients have about defective medical device lawsuits:
Who is liable in a defective medical device lawsuit?
A defective medical device lawsuit is essentially a defective product or product liability lawsuit. There are three people plaintiffs may sue in a defective product action: the manufacturer, the wholesaler, or the retailer. Defective medical device lawsuits generally sue the manufacturer. The general legal theory will be that the medical device manufacturer knew or should have known about the product’s defects. Medical device companies can be held liable for manufacturing and designing defective medical products.
How long will my defective medical device lawsuit take?
This is an unknown. If a defective medical device lawyer tells you a timeframe on a lawsuit, they probably aren’t being honest with you. Most defective medical device lawsuits are filed against major corporations that don’t just give up without a fight.
Can I afford a defective medical device lawyer?
Yes. You only pay your defective medical device lawyer if they win your case. If we don’t win your case, you pay nothing. There is never an upfront fee to hire a defective medical device lawyer. Anyone can afford to hire a defective medical device lawyer at Woods & Woods.
What if my family member died from a medical device?
Defective medical devices often result in death. The remaining family members may file a lawsuit on their loved one’s behalf. The serious complications that come from defective medical devices are generally the actual cause of death, not the device itself.
Talk to a Defective Medical Device Lawyer for Free
Since 1985, Woods and Woods has helped thousands of injured and disabled people. Hiring a defective medical device lawyer is a big decision. That’s why we suggest you call us and ask all the questions you want. A Woods & Woods defective medical device lawyer can answer all your questions for no charge.
When an implant or medical device that is supposed to make you feel better makes things worse, call us. A defective medical device lawyer can help with medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We help clients nationwide who have endured pain, illness, and multiple surgeries because of the defective medical devices.
Free Legal Consultation
There is never a cost to call Woods & Woods and find out if you have a case. We will take some basic information from you and explain what to do next. We’ll give you an honest opinion of your case and tell you if we think you should pursue legal recourse.
You Only Pay If We Win
Your defective medical device lawyer only gets paid if your case is won. The fee will be a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If your case is not won, you pay your defective medical device lawyer nothing.
When you call Woods & Woods, you’ll get an experienced defective medical device lawyer. For decades our lawyers have assisted people in getting the compensation they deserve after an injury from a defective medical device.
Woods & Woods can help people injured by defective medical devices nationwide. Woods & Woods has a network of nationwide law firms that partner together to fight big corporations. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Florida, California, New York, or Indiana – we can help.