Defective Medical Devices

Medical devices are used to help manage various health conditions or aid in surgical procedures. If a device doesn’t work as expected, patients may suffer from irreversible damage.

Many times, serious side effects could have been avoided if the device was properly tested and the manufacturer warned consumers about potential complications. There are several medical devices currently on the market that are facing a growing number of lawsuits due to manufacturer negligence.

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Here are some medical devices on the market that are facing a number of lawsuits due to manufacturer negligence.

DePuy ASR Hip Replacements

Manufacturer
DePuy
Uses
Hip replacement
Complications
Loosening of the implant, Implant not staying attached to the bone in the correct position, Dislocation, Noises (clicking, grinding, or squeeking) in the hip joint, Metallosis, High levels of metals (cobalt and chromium) in the blood
Annual uses
0

Essure

Manufacturer
Bayer
Uses
Permanently prevents pregnancy in women
Complications
Perforated uterus or fallopian tubes, Bleeding or injury to bowel or bladder, Migration to lower abdomen and pelvis, Fracturing of device, Impossible removal due to uterine and/or fallopian damage, Hysterectomy due to uterine and/or fallopian damage
Annual uses
Thousands

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters

Manufacturer
C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, B Braun Medical, ALN Implants Chirurgicaux, Boston Scientific, Cordis, Rafael Medical Technologies, Rex Medical
Uses
Prevents blood clots from traveling through the body
Complications
Device migration, Filter embolization, Filter fracture, Insertion-site thrombosis, Perforation of large veins, Recurrent DVT, Recurrent PE, Thrombotic complications, Vena cava thrombosis
Annual uses
200,000

Power Morcellators

Manufacturer
Ethicon, subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson
Uses
Cuts tissue during uterine surgeries
Complications
Bowel obstruction, Spread of potentially cancerous fibroids, Infection
Annual uses
50,000

Zimmer Knee Replacements

Manufacturer
Zimmer Biomet
Uses
Knee replacement device
Complications
Premature failure, Loosening of the device, Stiffness
Annual uses
250,000

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