Defective Medical Device Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA
Medical devices implanted in the human body are designed to benefit your body. This is the case whether the device serves as protective tissue as in hernia surgery, restores mobility as with hip replacement, or prevents pregnancy with metal coils implanted in the fallopian tubes. However, such devices can also create serious medical complications. For advice on filing such a lawsuit, turn to the defective medical device lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA, at D’Amico Law Offices, LLC.
Our law firm in Pittsburgh, PA, is a family company dedicated to protecting your rights. When there are design defects in the medical devices or insufficient warnings about the risks, you may be able to seek compensation for injuries in a court of law. Look to our law firm for counsel and aggressive representation.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
A hernia is a common medical problem, as is surgery to repair the abdominal muscle when an organ or tissue protrudes. Often used during such operation is a medical device known as hernia mesh. This mesh strengthens the weakened tissues. As much as the devices were intended to help, they have caused severe medical problems such as infections, obstructions of the bowel, and adhesions. Also, hernia mesh devices have had to be removed from patients and have been subject to recall.
When you are experiencing problems after surgery, do not hesitate to speak to your doctor. Also, reach out to our lawyers about the possibility of a hernia mesh lawsuit in Pittsburgh, PA. The concerns are that these medical devices are poorly designed, and those who made the devices hid this information from those who needed to know. Call our law firm in Pittsburgh, PA, today to schedule a free consultation.
Hip Implant Lawsuits
Some patients who received hip replacements found themselves experiencing medical and mobility problems. Some of those who had the ASR and the Pinnacle hip implants experienced trouble standing or walking, hip pain, and loosening of the implant, and even metal poisoning.
DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, recalled the ASR implants and took them off the market. One of the concerns was that patients with these implants had to have a second surgery only five years after the first. When you have had these implants in your hip, talk to your doctor about how you are feeling and how the implant is working. Then, we recommend you consult with our lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA.
Essure is a birth control method that does not require surgery. Over the years, this product has received thousands of complaints about complications that range from pain, cramps, and bleeding to neurological damage and death for women and their fetuses. Women who make use of this brand of birth control have two tiny metal springs implanted in their fallopian tubes. The device causes scarring, which blocks the tubes, thus preventing pregnancy.
This device was fast-tracked through the FDA in its pre-market approval process, where it goes to market after passing tests for safety and effectiveness. Since then, the FDA has added numerous labeling changes, which include a black box warning about life-threatening risks. The company that makes Essure – Bayer says it is safe, but many women claim otherwise and have filed lawsuits. Turn to D’Amico Law Offices, LLC when you are considering pursuing Essure complications in court.
Contact us today when you have questions about complications from medical devices. We assist clients with hip implant, Essure, and hernia mesh lawsuits in Pittsburgh, PA.