If you were injured by the use of a medical device, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Kishish Law Group can help. Follow the links below to learn more about our active medical device cases. If a medical device that you believe injured you is not listed, contact us by completing our contact form or call us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 to discuss your legal options.
|Medical Device||Common Injuries|
|Bair Hugger Blanket||Post-surgery infections|
|Breast Implants||Lymphoma and other side effects|
|DePuy Knee System||Knee replacement failure, corrective surgery|
|Essure||Gynecological side effects, including pain, bleeding, cysts, and unwanted pregnancies|
|Gadolinium||Joint pain, neurological defects or other side effects|
|Hernia Mesh||Infections, hernia relapses, bowel obstruction|
|IVC Filters||Filters crack and move, causing clotting and other side effects|
|Paragard IUD||Physical injuries and complications|
|Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler||Post-treatment infections from nontuberculous mycobacteria|
|Stryker Hip & Joint Replacement||Joint instability, fractures around implant site|
|Surgical Staples||Bleeding, sepsis, and other side effects|
|Transvaginal Mesh||Mesh erosion, organ perforation, urinary problems|
Patients expect that medical devices used in their medical treatment are safe. When medical devices fail to meet minimum standards, medical device companies may be liable for the harm that their devices cause to patients. Injured patients may elect to sue these companies under products liability laws. All 50 states and Washington D.C. have products liability laws that allow injured consumers to file lawsuits against companies that make harmful products.
One common argument used in medical device lawsuits is that the product that is the subject of the lawsuit had a design defect. Patients and their lawyers argue that even though the medical device was made to the company's specifications, the device is inherently dangerous to patients. Companies have a duty to make sure the products they put on to the market are safe for the purpose for which they are to be used. If part of the design of a medical device makes it unsafe, or in certain cases, if it can be shown there are safer alternative designs, a medical device company may be held responsible for injuries caused by the defective device.
Another common theory employed in medical device lawsuits is a failure to warn. Patients and their lawyers argue that patients may have made different choices about their medical care had they been fully informed about the risks of injury involved in using the medical device. Though most patients recognize there are risks inherent to any medical treatment, a failure to adequately disclose serious side effects may render a company liable for that undisclosed potential for injury.
Our cases are listed above. If you were injured by the use of one of these products, contact us today. If you do not see the medical device that injured you above, complete the form below to inquire about your legal options or call us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552.
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