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.
Hernia Mesh Injuries
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.
While surgical mesh has been used for years to implement repairs, offer support and promote healing, there are numerous reasons why some meshes that are currently in use have a propensity to cause pain, infection and even fail—ultimately requiring corrective/revision surgery and additional recuperation time.
Here are just some of the manufacturers who now make or have made some of the more popular hernia meshes in use. Some specific product names are listed, but others do apply—it’s best to contact one of our knowledgeable hernia mesh attorneys to understand if the maker of your mesh is one known to have problems.
Atrium – Makers of the C-Qur hernia mesh
C.R. Bard (Davol) – Makers of the Composix, Sepramesh and Ventrio meshes
Covidien (Tyco) – Makers of more than a half dozen mesh devices
Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson – Makers of Physiomesh, Prolene and Proceed meshes
Gore – Makers of DualMesh and DualMesh Plus
We have helped others in similar situations and we can help you begin the process. Our experienced legal team can evaluate your specific case with no out-of-pocket cost to you—the evaluation is free.
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
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.
Knee Replacement Failures
Smith & Nephew, DePuy, Zimmer, and Stryker have also recalled various knee replacement devices after high failure rates were reported. Additionally, recent studies have shown that certain types of bone cement used in knee replacement surgery are likely to fail within just a few years of the implant date. Whether the bone cement or knee replacementg components fail, the result is typically a total knee revision surgery. Our attorneys can help determine if you have a claim against the knee replacement manufacturer. Contact our office if you have had serious injuries after knee replacement surgery.
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. Testosterone therapy has now been linked to heart attacks; the antipsychotic drug Risperdal has been linked to breast growth in males, and the blood thinner Xarelto has been linked to internal bleeding. The list of drug products with serious side effects is long. Some of those that are under intense scrutiny for defects include:
- Proton-Pump Inhibitors: Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Dexilant, Protonix, Aciphex
- Fluoroquinolones: Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox
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 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. Some of these products include:
- Johnson & Johnson Shower-to-Shower Talc
- Implanon - birth control product
- Essure - permanent birth control product
- Mirena- intrauterine device (IUD), birth control
Call us at 1-800-800-4529 if you have suffered serious and unexpected injuries after using any of these products.