Defective Medical Devices Attorney
We trust medical devices to enhance the lives of those who suffer from chronic diseases, illnesses, or other health issues.
When one malfunctions, it can result in devastating effects on a person's life. You shouldn't be responsible for the bills that follow.
Our defective medical devices attorney at the Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C. in Arlington, TX, can make things right.
How Our Attorney Can Help
If You Have a Defective Medical Product
Rocky Walton is a personal injury attorney who proudly serves clients throughout Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Mansfield from his convenient Arlington law office. During a free consultation, he can help determine if you have the grounds to file a lawsuit that allows you to secure compensation for your replacement medical product, surgery, recovery, and more. You might have a case if you:
- Received an unsafe or defective medical device that caused permanent and irreversible damage that will diminish the quality of your life forever.
- Have to replace a defective medical device, possibly requiring invasive surgery, which can take weeks of recovery time and cause you to miss out on income from work.
- Require medication, physical therapy, or home nursing care after the replacement surgery.
If any of these scenarios apply to you, our Texas law firm can help you secure compensation for any damages that resulted from the defective product.
Holding At-Fault Manufacturers Responsible Something Else Our Attorney Can Do for You
Medical device manufacturers spend a lot of money marketing their products to the public. When these devices turn out to be unsafe and consumers are harmed as a result, product manufacturers must be held responsible.
Makers of medical devices often place their products on the market before they have been thoroughly tested. In addition, medical device manufacturers sometimes fail to disclose all of the potential risks and side effects of the products they market to consumers. When this happens, a lawsuit may be necessary to compensate victims for their physical and financial losses and to prevent injury to other patients in the future.
Types of Defective Medical Devices You May Encounter
Transvaginal Mesh Implants
Designed to help women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, transvaginal mesh implants made from polypropylene or polyester are prone to “mesh erosion.” When the device migrates out of position, it can perforate the soft tissue of the vagina and pelvic organs. Defective transvaginal mesh implants cause severe pain, infection, and catastrophic internal injuries which require corrective surgery.
This medical device is designed to support compromised tissue after hernia surgery. Some varieties of hernia mesh have been shown to cause adverse events. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, hernia mesh complications can include organ perforation, bowel obstruction, and chronic pain.
DePuy (Metal-on-Metal) Hip Implants
DePuy hip implants are hip replacement devices consisting of a metal ball affixed to the femur bone that rotates within a metal socket connected to the hip. Over time, friction can wear the metal components down, causing them to discharge tiny particles of metal into the body, which can lead to metallic poisoning. Defective DePuy hip implants also commonly result in hip fractures, dislocations, and other painful injuries which require surgery.
NuvaRing Birth Control Device
The NuvaRing® is a birth control device inserted into the vagina once a month to prevent pregnancy. While it's a popular birth control option, many women have experienced life-threatening blood clots as a result of using NuvaRing. These blood clots increase a woman's risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death.
Mirena Intrauterine Device
Mirena® is an IUD that can prevent pregnancies for up to five years. Since the device was approved in 2000, thousands of personal injury lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, the maker of the device, over painful punctures and perforations of the uterus that resulted from using Mirena.
Other Common Products Our Defective Medical Device Lawyer Encounters
While the above list contains some common medical products that cause problems, it's not an exhaustive list of devices for which our clients need representation. Other common products our attorney encounters include:
- Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implants
- Ethicon Pelvic/Vaginal Mesh
- IVC Filters
- Round Up
- Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Implant
- Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant
- Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation
- Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Products Liability Litigation
- Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis
The attorneys at our firm are board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for having demonstrated superior competence, character, legal knowledge, and experience.