Medical Device Injuries

Monmouth County Medical Device Injury Attorneys

medical-563427_1280-1024x682Fighting for those who have been injured by faulty medical devices

Have you or a loved one been injured or suffered in any way due to a defective hip or knee replacement? The skilled New Jersey hip replacement recall lawyers at Tomes & Hanratty, P.C., can protect your legal rights and seek maximum compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering, lost wages, disfigurement and other losses. It is important to us that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to for any injuries related to faulty medical devices that may have a lifelong impact on your wellbeing.

A common problem that we have seen with knee and hip replacements is that the products are recalled after they have been known to fall apart or come loose while implanted in individuals. Often, the person will have to undergo additional surgery to fix the loose implant. Cobalt poisoning, or cobaltism, is another injury caused by defective implants. Symptoms of this include pain, inflammation, development of non-cancerous tumors and difficulty walking. The implant’s metal parts wear away and the metal shards go into the blood and organs. This can result in serious tissue damage, as well as debilitating, unnecessary pain.

If you had knee or hip replacement surgery and feel as though your implant is defective, you may be entitled to compensation. Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. has knowledgeable attorneys who have more than 25 years of experience protecting the rights of the injured. We are familiar with the ways in which defective medical products can cause injury and serious medical problems and would be happy to assist you in your claim.

Sorin 3-T Devices

Outbreaks of dangerous infections have been linked to Sorin 3-T Devices used in chest surgeries such as Heart surgeries, bypass operations, and grafts. The Sorin devices are used to warm or cool patients during their surgeries. Unfortunately, it appears that the devices were contaminated upon shipment to hospitals. Anyone who has had an open chest surgery within the last three years may be at risk of infections which can take 3-5 years to become symptomatic. This can be deadly. The infections involved are Mycobacteria chimera and Mycobacteria abscessus.  If you or a loved one are being treated for such a problem, you may be entitled to compensation.

Metal on Metal Hip Replacement

When a person goes in for a metal-on-metal hip replacement or for any other surgery, they trust in the doctors and manufacturers of medical equipment to safely and effectively solve any medical issues that landed you in surgery to begin with. However, there are times in which medical devices, unfortunately, malfunction and result in further injury to the party who received them. Metal-on-metal hip replacement implants are the latest bout of medical devices to go under review by the FDA.

Mirena IUD

The Mirena IUD was approved by the FDA in 2003. Once inserted, the device releases hormones that cause of thickening of the uterine wall to stop the migration of sperm and is 99% effective at reducing the chance of pregnancy. When pregnancies do occur, they are usually ectopic pregnancies which may rupture the fallopian tubes and be potentially fatal.

Power Morcellator

When a person undergoes surgery of any type, they trust in medical professionals and medical devices to successfully complete the procedure without issue. However, there are situations in which something goes wrong during the surgery due to faulty medical instruments and causes further damage to the person’s wellbeing. Typically, power morcellators are used to cut up tissue during laparoscopic hysterectomies.

Bard IVC

Bard IVC is used for patients who are at risk of developing blood clots and is used as an alternative for blood thinners. C.R. Bard is one of the major offenders when it comes to negligence in producing inferior vena cava filters, or IVC’s. There have been a number of reports of device migration and punctured organs in people who have received these devices. Bard has several filters, including the Recovery filter, G2 filter and the G2 Express filter.

Transvaginal Mesh

When transvaginal mesh was introduced to the market in the late 1990’s, it was touted as an easier fix for prolapsed and incontinence compared with traditional surgery. In the procedure, doctors surgically implant a piece of synthetic mesh through the vagina to support organs that have prolapsed, or fallen out of place.