Medical Device Recalls Doubled Over Past Decade
Countless people around the nation use medical devices to improve their mobility and quality of life. When you trust a company to produce and distribute a medical device, you want to know that you are in good hands and that the device won’t cause or worsen any problems.
The companies that manufacture such medical devices follow a medical product recall procedure when they detect problems or FDA violations. Sadly, a medical device recall can come too late for many people, and they can experience injuries as a result. If you have received a recall notice and want to gain compensation for your injuries, you can contact a medical recall lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP for more information.
What Is a Medical Device Recall?
When you want to file a medical device lawsuit to gain compensation for your damages, learning about the recall process is a good starting point. If the FDA discovers that a medical device is unsafe, it can force the manufacturer to issue a recall.
If a company determines that a device is defective, it can choose to issue a voluntary recall. However, where a medical device has a strong chance of causing serious injury or death, the FDA will issue a Class I Recall. If a device causes reversible damage or has a small chance of causing a permanent injury or death, a Class II Recall will be announced.
An Increase In Medical Device Recalls
When you look at medical device recall statistics, you will see that medical device companies issued 13,202 recall notices from 2010 to 2014, and many of them were Class I recalls. According to some sources, issues with product parts and mislabeling account for at least 50 percent of all recall notices. No matter the source of the problem, if you have been adversely affected by a medical device that has been recalled, reach out to one of our recalled medical device attorneys for support and guidance.
Defective Hip Implants
If you have received a hip implant that did not work properly or that has caused medical complications, you deserve compensation for your damages. Many people have experienced device failure, cup loosening and metallosis after having a hip replacement implant. In nearly all hip failure cases, a revision procedure is required to remove the device and replace it with a new one.
Defective Knee Implants
More than 600,000 people opt for knee implants each year, but many of them have also suffered serious or debilitating complications following device implantation. If anyone has sent you a medical device recall related to your knee implant, we invite you to speak with a medical recall lawyer as soon as you can. Many people have experienced bone fractures, device loosening, and infections following their knee implant procedure. If you believe that you may have a claim contact a caring legal expert at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP to find out if you may be entitled to compensation for your injury.
Hernia Mesh Complications
A hernia mesh that provides support to damaged tissue can reduce the pain of a hernia and help it to heal. But when issues occur, patients can face serious complications that often require a revision procedure to remove and replace the defective hernia mesh product.
Patients with hernia mesh complications have reported pain, infections, intestinal blockages, hernia recurrence and other conditions. Some hernia mesh products have been recalled, while others have not. If you have suffered a hernia mesh complication, please review a complete list of all hernia mesh device cases that we are currently accepting. If you don’t see your device listed, contact us for a free and confidential consultation.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Infection, bleeding and painful intercourse are just a few of the complications that women have experienced following implantation of a transvaginal mesh or bladder sling device. Often, the device will migrate, perforate the vaginal wall, or adhere to surrounding tissues and organs. Persistent complications usually require a revision procedure.
Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) Complications
Although it was approved by the FDA, the Mirena IUD has caused serious health issues for a number of women who chose to have the device implanted in order to prevent pregnancy. Unfortunately, a number of Mirena patients have developed a serious medical condition called pseudotumor cerebri. This condition occurs when intracranial pressure increases. This condition is extremely dangerous and can be life-threatening.
If you or a loved one developed a pseduotumor cerebri condition while the Mirena IUD device was implanted, a free and confidential consultation with one of our recalled medical device attorneys can help you to determine if you may have a case. Contact us now.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Lawsuits
If you have had an IVC filter implanted and the device fractured, don’t waste time when it comes to reviewing your legal options. The Food and Drug Administration ordered Bard to recall some of its IVC filters because the devices were prone to fracturing. The FDA has also warned patients about risks posed by certain Cook Medical Celect IVC filter devices.
What To Do If You Have A Recalled Medical Device?
By the time a medical company issues a voluntary recall or is forced to issue one, many of the patients have already experienced serious medical device complications. If you are in a similar situation, you will need the support and guidance of a medical recall lawyer when you would like to receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has a team of legal experts that can review your case and fight for your rights while you can focus on your recovery. Contact our office right away for a free consultation. Time is of the essence, when making a medical device recall claim. Call us at 1-800-718-4658. We handle device recall claims throughout the country.