Are Your Medical Devices Safe?

America has the most expensive medical system in the world. Manufacturers justify this by claiming they are innovating, producing, and selling the most advanced medical devices in the world. What they don’t say is that they often sell these expensive devices to patients without proper testing, and even after they discover the devices are actually causing injury.

Since 1955, we have been holding these medical device manufacturers accountable for the injuries they cause. Each year we help teach more than 2,000 attorneys how to successfully handle these types of cases.

Below is a sample of our current and previous litigation. Click on the below images and links to read extensive information on each topic.

Previous Litigations

Alere InRatio
The use of the Alere INRatio and INRatio 2PT/INR Monitor System and INRatio Test Strips were associated with incorrect INR readings.
Bair Hugger
Multiple studies and lawsuits linked an increased risk of joint infections to the use of this medical device during hip and knee replacement surgeries.
Bard PowerPort
Defects in the design and manufacturing of Bard PowerPort catheters resulted in degradation of the device, infections, and catheter failures that led to thrombosis, stroke, and death.
Hundreds of claims were filed against Bayer and Conceptus Inc. by women who suffered severe abdominal damage when their Essure birth control device moved and punctured the uterus and fallopian tubes.
IVC Filters
The lawsuits involving the IVC Filter alleged the manufacturers of the device failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of the filter breaking, and metal fragments moving through the blood, potentially damaging an organ.
Medtronic Hawkone
The Medtronic HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System’s catheter can break apart and cause patients to suffer injury, including arterial dissection, arterial rupture, ischemia, and/or blood vessel complications.
Olympus Video Colonoscope
The Olympus Colonoscope can be difficult to properly clean after each use, which results in the device spreading a bacterial infection from one patient to another.
Penumbra Catheter
On December 15, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter regarding the urgent recall of the Jet7 Xtra Flex and Jet 7 MAX configuration devices, due to hundreds of recorded instances of these devices failing or causing injury.
Power Morcellators
Power Morcellators have been associated with an increased risk of significantly upstaging undiagnosed cancer during laparoscopic uterine fibroid removal surgeries.
St. Jude Defibrillator
The St. Jude Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices manufactured between 2010 and 2015 had issues with the battery prematurely failing without giving proper warning.
Stryker Hip
The Stryker hip recalls involve the LFIT Anatomic V40 femoral head utilized in the Stryker Accolade, and also the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip modules.
Surgical Stapler
Due to malfunctions, misuse, and defective design of surgical staplers, patients have suffered numerous types of injuries and complications, often with long-term or permanent consequences and/or requiring additional surgeries and treatments.
SurgiMend Biologic Mesh
SurgiMend Biologic Mesh, patients suffered infections, hospitilization, and death.
Zimmer Shoulder
The Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System Humeral Tray Model 115340 manufactured between August 2008 and September 2011 was the subject of a recall.