Defective Medical Devices Lawyer — We Fight For You!
Since we first established our practice, the law firm of Allen & Associates has been the most trusted defective medical devices lawyer in the state of Arizona. We have worked with thousands of clients since 1996, protecting their rights and helping them to receive the financial compensation they deserve from injuries occurring as a result of defective medical devices. We know that these personal injuries can be devastating and can lead to permanent disability or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective medical device, regardless of circumstances, it is important that you speak to a legal professional with the experience to help you in all phases of a medical lawsuit. If you need a defective medical devices lawyer near you, call Allen & Associates today at (480) 899-1025 to receive your free, no-obligation initial consultation.
What You Should Know About Defective Medical Devices
The law firm of Allen & Associates has been the leading defective medical devices lawyer in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona for over two decades. We have worked with many clients who have been injured as a result of medical device surgeries where the implanted or placed device proved defective. Our experienced legal staff works diligently to help our clients recover financial compensation in these cases, and our experience helps us provide the very best legal representation available in our state.
Technological advancements in materials science and research have given the medical community many devices to help patients in recent years. Medical devices like replacement joints, blood clot filters, and even artificial hearts have been refined in the past decades, giving new life to medical patients suffering from disability or disease. Unfortunately, some medical devices have proven to be defective. These devices can do more harm than good, causing injury, disability, or death in those patients who have had surgical implantation of the defective devices. There are a variety of causes related to defective medical devices. Some devices may fail prematurely, while others were rushed to market before adequate testing was conducted. Still others may suffer from design or materials flaws that create medical complications. Many people affected by personal injury claims related to these surgical procedures look for a defective medical devices list on the Web. Several defective medical device examples include:
- Artificial knee and hip joint replacements that are used to restore mobility in patients with joint disorders, diseases, or injury. These joint replacements are often made from surgical-grade metals, plastics, and ceramics that may break down due to friction, causing small metal or plastic particles to be released into the patient’s tissues. This can result in pain, swelling, and reactions to the metal fragments. Defective devices include the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System, the Zimmer Durom Cup, Zimmer NexGen artificial knees, and the Stryker Corporation Rejuvenate and ABG II hip systems.
- Transvaginal mesh materials used in surgeries to support the uterus and bladder of female patients. Some of these transvaginal mesh products have been implicated in severe pain, recurring infections, and even organ damage. Over 33 mesh manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Bard Medical, American Medical Solutions and Boston Scientific, have been the target of lawsuits.
- IVF Filters or “Inferior Vena Cava” Filters were designed to trap dangerous blood clots from reaching the lungs in patients who have been injured in accidents or who have undergone surgeries. Several IVF filters on the market have broken apart or migrated, causing organ damage, vein perforation, and even death. These defective filters include models manufactured by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical.
- Birth control devices designed to be implanted in the fallopian tubes or uterus of female patients as a means of providing permanent birth control options. Defective medical devices of this type can lead to dangerous blood clots, migration, and extreme pain. Examples include Essure products made by Bayer, Mirena Intrauterine Devices made by Bayer, and NuvaRing, manufactured by Organon and Merck.
- INFUSE Bone Graft Products manufactured by Medtronic. These products were used in spinal fusion surgeries and in other cases where degenerative bone diseases were present in patients. These products, when used in unapproved applications, can lead to speaking and breathing problems, swelling of the neck and throat, and severe pain. Lawsuits have claimed that the manufacturer concealed evidence relating to adverse effects.
Defective medical devices are not limited to those devices implanted during surgery. Some of the defective devices are used as tools during surgery, such as the so-called power morcellator, a drill-like device that is used to break up scar tissue and fibroid growths as well as to perform hysterectomies. These devices have been implicated in the spread of uterine cancer some patients, causing the U.S. FDA to recommend against their use by medical professionals. Power morcellators were manufactured by Johnson and Johnson, LiNA Medical, Karl Storz, and others. The defective medical devices lawyer professionals at Allen & Associates stay abreast of reports documenting medical device failures in an effort to best represent our clients when called upon to do so.
Each year, the U.S. FDA receives hundreds of thousands of reports of defective medical devices, referred to as “device-related adverse events”. These reports may include injury, health complications, or deaths. Device manufacturers, importers, and healthcare facilities are required to report adverse events when they happen, and caregivers and individuals also may voluntarily report these events. It is estimated that healthcare costs related to defective medical devices are several billion dollars each year in the United States alone! If you have been injured in an adverse medical device event, it is critical that you speak to an experienced defective medical devices lawyer.
Defective Medical Devices Lawyer Services by Allen & Associates
By choosing Allen & Associates to represent you as the premier defective medical devices lawyer in the Phoenix metro area of Arizona, you are choosing our expertise and our track record of success. Senior defective medical devices attorney Jamal F. Allen and our legal team have worked closely with clients injured by these devices for over 20 years. In many cases, medical device failure that led to serious injury or death warrants a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device.
Some of these defective devices claims are closely related to product liability, and may overlap in the rights a client may have. For more specific information on our product liability attorney services, click here. These cases may also fall under medical malpractice, especially if a medical professional or healthcare facility knew of serious adverse events or of failures regarding these medical products and still went ahead with surgery. For information on our medical malpractice attorney services, click here. For a comprehensive look at our product liability attorney services, click here.
A defective medical devices lawyer must demonstrate that a medical device was the cause of serious injury or death in order to make a successful claim against manufacturers or importers of the devices. Allen & Associates works with expert witnesses, including materials science experts, medical professionals like physicians and nurses, and product developers. We are able to mount aggressive cases on behalf of our clients, and unlike other law firms in our area, we take the time to listen to each client. We know that you may have many questions before seeking the advice of a defective medical devices lawyer, such as:
- Is there a defective medical devices lawyer near me?
- Do I have a case?
- Am I entitled to financial compensation for my injury?
- Can I file a lawsuit against a medical device maker?
- What are my rights as an injured patient?
Our primary responsibility at Allen & Associates is to provide outstanding legal representation, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case. We also provide expert legal advice and can guide our clients through all phases of a personal injury lawsuit. This can include pre-trial hearings, settlement hearings, courtroom appearances, appeals, and awards hearings. Many defective medical device claims never make it to the courtroom; rather, companies may choose to settle with injured parties. We are able to assist with these complex settlements and lawsuits, giving our clients the confidence that we put their rights first. When we say “We Fight For You”, we mean it!
Call Allen & Associates Today to Learn More
If you have been injured as a result of a medical device implanted during surgery, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. The defective medical devices lawyer services at Allen & Associates have been trusted by the residents of the greater Phoenix metro area for over two decades. We have represented clients from throughout our service area, including the communities of Surprise, Glendale, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Goodyear, and Gilbert. Faulty medical devices can cause personal injury, disability, or even death, resulting in lost wages, expensive medical bills, and pain and suffering for you and your loved ones. For expert legal representation and advice you can trust, call Allen & Associates today by dialing (480) 899-1025.