01 Jun An Overview of Defective Medical Devices in Product Liability Claims
Although we expect the latest advancements in medical technology to improve our ability to recover from illness and, therefore, to improve our quality of life, all too often, new medical devices are poorly designed, and such defective designs can result in serious injuries that may end up causing more damage than the original condition they were meant to treat. The following is an overview of some of the more well-known medical devices that have been the target of recent product liability lawsuits due to the devices’ defective design:
- Metal-on-metal (MOM) hip implants – While MOM implants were designed to improve mobility in patients who needed hip transplants, studies focused on the safety of these devices have found that MOM implants can cause some severely painful complications that may require surgery to remove and replace the defective implant. In addition to causing the buildup of metal particles in the bloodstream (due to friction from the device’s metal components), MOM hip implants have also been reported to increase the risk of hip dislocations.
- Bladder mesh slings – Intended to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women, these slings are surgically implanted to support the lower abdominal region. However, research has indicated that about 1 in 10 women who have bladder mesh slings implanted will suffer from painful, serious complications that could require one or more revision surgeries. Such complications can include pelvic pain, recurrence of POP, and perforation of organs surrounding the implant.
If you have been injured and believe that your injuries may be linked to your exposed to a defective medical device, the Phoenix product liability lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. We have extensive experience representing clients both inside and outside of the courtroom against both defense attorneys and insurance company agents alike.
Our attorneys will fight to protect our clients’ rights, ensuring they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.