New medical devices and prescription drugs are frequently introduced into the market, but some of them are not properly tested before consumers use them. Additionally, manufacturers may know about potential health risks and dangers but do not provide appropriate warnings before offering the product to the public. Many of these products have caused severe injuries to a growing number of people.
Our attorneys have experience handling cases for people injured by dangerous medical products such as faulty metal-on-metal hip replacement devices and poorly designed surgical mesh implants. Our firm also handles nationwide claims for those who have suffered serious side effects from prescription drugs.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries after taking prescription drugs, or after being implanted with a defective medical device, the attorneys at Egerton Law can investigate your claim and determine if you qualify for a lawsuit against the manufacturing company.
Egerton Law is accepting cases where individuals have been taking Valsartan or Zantac and developed a number of different types of cancers. The drugs are tainted with NDMA, a chemical that is known to cause cancer. NDMA is a byproduct of a chemical reaction that can occur in the manufacturing process or after consumption of the medications. North Carolina residents who have suffered bladder, colorectal, stomach, or intestinal cancer should contact an attorney to discuss their legal rights. Click here to learn more about the Valsartan and Zantac lawsuits.
Hernia Mesh is a medical device that’s implanted within the body by a surgeon—designed to patch or repair an area of the body where fatty tissue, an internal organ or intestine has bulged through a hole or weakness in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Unfortunately, the products are prone to failure and can cause serious injuries such as fistulae, bowel obstructions, and bowel perforations, among others. Many manufacturers of hernia mesh products are currently in court defending lawsuits filed by thousands of injured people who suffered serious injuries after undergoing a hernia repair with mesh. Contact Egerton Law to find out more about hernia mesh injury cases.
The type of bone cement used in knee replacement surgeries has been linked to early failures, causing patients to undergo revision knee replacement surgeries. High viscosity, or HV bone cement products do not create as strong of a bond between the metal implant and the bone. This weak point leads to loosening, which frequently results in patients have a second surgery to remove and replace some or all of the original knee implant components. The attorneys at Egerton Law have experience handling knee replacement injury cases and can help you determine whether you have a claim against the manufacturer for your injuries.
Breast implants have long been associated with lawsuits after the silicone-filled products were taken off the market in the 1990s. Unfortunately, breast implants are once again subject to legal claims by women who received textured Allergan BIOCELL implants. Studies going back to 2011 have indicated a relationship between textured implants and an increased risk of a type of lymphoma, which has recently been identified as a distinct cancer called Breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). If you received textured breast implants, specifically those made by Allergan, you were probably notified of the recall in 2019. Any symptoms including swelling, pain, or lumps in the breast should be reported to your doctor. Contact an attorney today if you have been diagnosed with cancer after receiving textured breast implants.
Essure Birth Control Implant
Bayer's implantable permanant birth control product Essure will no longer be available in the US after 2019. This is after multiple changes in the warning labels and protocols required by the FDA.
Since 2002 thousands of woman have been implanted with Essure. The metal product is implanted in the fallopian tubes to create scarring that will block eggs from moving into theuterus. Reports of serious injuries including perforation, migration, and breakage of the device have led to many women undergoing risky operations to remove the device. Some women have required complete hysterectomies.
In 2016 the FDA required Bayer to update its warnings accompanying Essure to more adequately warn about the risks of the device. Then, after continued reports of complications, in 2018 additional requirements were implemented by the FDA, restricting sales of the product to a limited number of US facilities. Following the sales restriction, Bayer announced it would no longer sell the product after December 2018, and that all products must be returned to the company by December 2019.
Women who have suffered injury requiring removal of the Essure birth control device should contact an attorney to discuss their potential claim against the manufacturer. The attorneys at Egerton Law can help you determine whether you have a claim. Call 1-800-800-4LAW for a free consultation regarding your Essure injury claim.
Hip Replacement Recalls
Certain metal-on-metal hip replacement devices were voluntarily recalled by their manufacturers after reports of high failure rates, including:
- Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR)
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
- DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System
- Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Systems
- Biomet M2a Magnum and M2a 38 Hip Systems
In addition to these recalls, several other metal-on-metal hip implant systems are undergoing litigation to determine whether the manufacturer will have to pay for injuries suffered by the recipients of these devices, including the DePuy Pinnacle. Call 1-800-800-4529 if you have any questions about your metal-on-metal hip replacement.
Dangerous Prescription Drugs
You have probably seen the commercials listing dozens of potential side effects of prescription drugs. Sometimes, the risks of taking these drugs are greater than advertised or the side effects listed do not include all of the possible injuries that can be caused by a drug. The list of drug products with serious side effects is long. The attorneys at Egerton Law have represented clients injured by drugs such as Actos, Vioxx, Belviq and Zofran.
Our attorneys investigate claims of injuries caused by drugs, and we can help determine if you have a claim against the manufacturer. Call us at 1-800-800-4529 if you have suffered serious and unexpected injuries after taking a prescription drug.
Other Medical Devices and Health Products
Several other products have been reported to cause severe injuries to those who consume the product. Medical devices designed to be inserted or implanted in the body should pass the toughest of tests before approval, but this is not always the case. Our attorneys investigate claims of injuries caused by other medical devices and products, and we can help determine if you have a claim against the manufacturer. Call us at 1-800-800-4529 if you have suffered serious and unexpected injuries after using any of these products.