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Defective Medical Devices

When Can I Sue for a Medical Device Error?

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If you suffered injuries from a medical device, then you may have a lawsuit if an error caused your injuries. The user of the medical device may have admitted the error during the incident. Other errors can be harder to detect, especially if the error is covered up by medical staff. Many internal device errors… Continue reading When Can I Sue for a Medical Device Error?

What Counts as Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice can sometimes be missed when incidents fall into grey areas. Not every situation involving malpractice is obvious. Many patients suffer financial losses as a result. The trick to identifying medical malpractice in Missouri is being aware of what malpractice means and common types of malpractice. Once you do this, the next step is… Continue reading What Counts as Medical Malpractice?

What Rights Do Victims of Defective Medical Products Have?

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Imagine experiencing problems with a knee or hip, or other parts of your body. You speak with a medical professional about what options you have. They prescribe a medical device and you go through with the procedure expecting it to improve your quality of life. What do you do when the device doesn’t work as… Continue reading What Rights Do Victims of Defective Medical Products Have?

Defective Medical Devices and the Dangers

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It’s an unfortunate situation, but sometimes the items and products we expect to improve are health are the ones that cause significantly more damage. Defective medical devices should not exist, but they do, and individuals should understand which ones may be defective, as well as the dangers, in order to keep themselves safe. Here are… Continue reading Defective Medical Devices and the Dangers

What Is a DePuy Knee Replacement and Why Should You Be Careful?

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For years, there have been millions of individuals who have relied on certain medical devices to help improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, many of these items used are not as safe as they should be and those patients who received the implants have experienced serious harm. One of the potentially dangerous medical devices on the market… Continue reading What Is a DePuy Knee Replacement and Why Should You Be Careful?

What are Common Problems with Metal-on-Metal Hips?

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There are numerous issues a person can experience with their hips as they get older. At some point, the doctor may recommend that the patient replace their problem hip with a prosthetic implant. However, these devices may not always be as safe as patients expect. When it comes to hip implants, there are some brands… Continue reading What are Common Problems with Metal-on-Metal Hips?

Who Is Liable When a Defective Medical Product Causes Harm?

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What do you do when you, or someone you love, experiences the impacts of a defective medical device? You’ve already gone through enough and you were hoping that the device prescribed to you would help you get better. Unfortunately, defective medical devices are far too common and individuals are hurt more often than they should… Continue reading Who Is Liable When a Defective Medical Product Causes Harm?

Which Medical Devices are Most Commonly Defective?

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For years, people have expected that they can get fair treatment from medical facilities and that they’d walk away from a situation feeling better than before. With modern advances and technologies, medical devices should be the way that many people treat specific injuries and conditions they’re experiencing. While there are many good and effective medical… Continue reading Which Medical Devices are Most Commonly Defective?

How Serious are Defective Medical Devices?

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Imagine needing a medical device to help improve your condition, heal a serious injury, and more. It’s an unfortunate situation, but there are numerous situations when medical devices that individuals rely on turn out to be defective. Items such as pacemakers, prosthetics, and more are supposed to improve the patient’s life when they suffer from… Continue reading How Serious are Defective Medical Devices?

IVC Filter Migration

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When someone is at risk of stroke due to blood clots and is not a candidate for blood-thinning medication, a doctor may opt to implant an IVC filter into the patient’s inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body. The filter is intended to act as a net, catching blood clots so they do… Continue reading IVC Filter Migration

Stryker Extends Settlement Deadline

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The deadline for filing a claim with the Stryker settlement fund has been extended to April 17, 2015. Injured patients have until 5 p.m. on the 17thto file their claims with appropriate documentation. Stryker hip implant devices were used by more than 20,000 patients all over the world. Unfortunately, the hip implant devices carried serious risks. The… Continue reading Stryker Extends Settlement Deadline

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case

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Johnson & Johnson has lost a jury trial in California in regard to a plaintiff injured by the companies vaginal mesh inserts. The plaintiff, Coleen Perry, was awarded $5.7 million after she suffered from the companies Abbrevo sling implant. Her actual damages were only $700,000 but the jury found Johnson & Johnson’s antics so egregious… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay $420 Million in ASR Implant Cases

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ASR hip implant devices produced by DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, have been recalled since 2010. Upon discovering that 12 percent of the devices failed within the first five years, more than 93,000 ASR implants were recalled worldwide. The implants were found to contain a corrosive metal that would bleed into the… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay $420 Million in ASR Implant Cases

Top Reasons Medical Devices Fail

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Advancements in medical device technology have been instrumental in helping elderly and severely injured persons heal, increase their life expectancy and retain their mobility as they age. The most implanted devices in America include defibrillators, artificial hips, pacemakers, breast implants and spinal fusion hardware. Hundreds of thousands of these procedures are completed in each of… Continue reading Top Reasons Medical Devices Fail