Defective Medical Device Lawsuits
Defective Medical Device Lawyers
Medical devices like hernia mesh, insulin pumps, blood clot removal catheters, and IUDs are designed to improve health and patients’ quality of life. However, a faulty design may prevent proper function of these devices, or they may become contaminated due to negligent manufacturing practices. These defective medical devices may cause a current condition to worsen or may cause additional injuries and complications. In some cases, product defects may even result in death. A defective medical device lawyer can help victims recover the compensation they deserve.
Based in North Carolina but handling lawsuits across the country, our defective medical device lawyers are ready to help you seek the compensation you need and deserve if you’ve been injured due to a product defect or malfunction.
Have you or a loved one been injured due to a defective medical device?
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced medical device injury lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the convenient form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your defective medical device injury claim today.
Fighting for Justice from Start to Finish
At Riddle & Brantley, our defective medical device lawyers can handle your entire claim or lawsuit from beginning to end. Starting with a free, no-obligation consultation, we’ll investigate your claim and determine if you qualify for a medical device lawsuit or claim. Our attorneys can help determine your best legal options for pursuing compensation, and calculate damages to help obtain a fair settlement or verdict.
We have been handling product liability cases for more than 35 years and our attorneys have more than 225 years of combined legal experience. Together we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of negligence (see disclaimer below).
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley
Defective Medical Device Claims We’re Handling
Our defective medical device attorneys are actively investigating claims related to injuries potentially caused by these devices, including:
- Hernia Mesh
- Paragard IUD
- Penumbra JET 7 Xtra Flex Catheter
- Breast Implants
- IVC Filters
- Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps
- Philips CPAP Machines and Ventilators
Who is Liable for Defective Medical Devices?
The companies that manufacture medical devices like implants have a duty to test their products to ensure they are safe for use. Further, these companies must submit new devices to the Food and Drug Administration for approval. It is important to note that the FDA does not perform safety tests. Rather, it is the company’s responsibility to do so.
The FDA also has a special program called 510(k) approval, for expediting the approvals for medicine and product that patients and medical practitioners sorely need. However, medical equipment manufacturers sometimes take advantage of this program to rush substandard products to the market without adequate testing.
Nevertheless, FDA approval, whether through the 501(k) program or otherwise, does not absolve the manufacturers of responsibility for a harmful or defective product. The manufacturing company still must ensure the safety of their products and warn doctors and patients about any adverse side effects.
If a medical device contains dangerous product defects, then the manufacturer is generally liable for the injuries and damages that result.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death potentially due to a defective medical device, call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation case review. We will investigate your claim and help determine your eligibility for a medical device lawsuit.
As always, there are never any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation. Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free case review and let’s see if you qualify for a defective medical device lawsuit.
“Do I Qualify for a Defective Medical Device Lawsuit?”
If you think you may qualify for a lawsuit, please contact our defective medical device lawyers for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. We are currently handling many types of defective medical device cases, including:
Hernia mesh implants are commonly used to correct hernias and prevent recurrence. However, defective hernia mesh can cause serious injury, sometimes requiring additional surgery.
You may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit or injury claim if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have had hernia mesh surgery between June 2008 and present
- Must have had hernia mesh implant to repair a hernia
- Must have experienced one of the following: abdominal infection, adhesion, hernia recurrence, intestinal blockage, mesh migration or perforation
The Paragard intrauterine device (IUD) is a T-shaped, non-hormonal implant designed to prevent pregnancy. While these devices are highly effective (the manufacturer claims they are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy), the Paragard IUD can break before or during removal, sometimes resulting in serious injury and requiring additional surgery.
You may qualify for a Paragard lawsuit or injury claim if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have/had Paragard inserted
- Removal surgery must have occurred or been scheduled
- Must have had a complication during or after surgery
Qualifying complications during or after Paragard removal surgery include:
- Fractured or broken Paragard device
- Broken pieces of IUD left embedded in the uterus
- Severe menstrual pain and/or heavy bleeding
- Bleeding between periods and/or cramping
- Need for invasive surgery to remove and/or hysterectomy
Penumbra JET 7 Xtra Flex Catheters
The Penumbra JET 7 Xtra Flex is a recently approved medical device designed to remove brain blood clots in stroke patients. However, the FDA has warned that these Penumbra catheters may cause serious injury and even death. A recall has been issued.
You or a loved one may qualify for a Penumbra catheter lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Must be <85 years old
- Must have suffered one of the following injuries:
The FDA has warned that certain breast implants may increase the risk of a rare and potentially deadly form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The specific type of cancer at issue in breast implant lawsuits is called BIA-ALCL, which stands for breast implant-associated ALCL.
In order to potentially qualify for a breast implant lawsuit, you or a loved one must meet the following criteria:
- Must have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma)
- Implant surgery must have occurred in 2008 or later
Retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters) are commonly used to help prevent pulmonary embolism (a form of blood clotting in the pulmonary artery and lungs). IVC filters have been associated with serious and potentially life-threatening complications, however, and potential victims may be entitled to compensation.
You or a loved one may qualify for an IVC filter lawsuit or injury claim if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have been implanted with an IVC filter in 2003 or later
- Must have suffered one of the following injuries or complications:
- Migration (device moves into a dangerous position)
- Organ perforation
- Device fracture (a piece of the device breaks off, causing injury)
- Post-implant thrombosis
Medtronic Insulin Pumps
The Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump 600 Series is a medical device used to deliver insulin to treat diabetes. Certain Medtronic insulin pumps may have a broken or missing retainer ring however, potentially resulting in the over or under-delivery of insulin, which can result in serious injury and even death.
You or a loved one may qualify for a Medtronic insulin pump lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Must be Type 1 diabetic
- The Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump is in the 630G or 670G series
- You were hospitalized or visited the ER
- The retainer ring was damaged, loose, or missing
- You know where the insulin pump is (it is in your possession or you know that the hospital or Medtronic has it)
Philips CPAP Machines and Ventilators
Philips has recalled certain CPAP machines and mechanical ventilators due to a product defect. The degradation of sound-dampening foam may result in inhalation of particulate matter, potentially increasing the risk of lung cancer.
You or a loved one may qualify for a Philips CPAP lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Used a Philips BiLevel CPAP machine, CPAP machine, or a qualifying mechanical ventilator
- Was diagnosed with lung cancer
- Not a current or previous smoker
Award-Winning Defective Medical Device Lawyers
Since 1985, our firm has been fighting for victims of defective medical devices. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation (see disclaimer below) for our deserving clients, and we strive to fight relentlessly for the justice they deserve.
We understand what you’re going through, and our priority is to make the entire medical device lawsuit or claim process as easy, convenient, and stress-free as possible for you — so you can focus on what’s most important: your recovery and improving your quality of life.
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
- Super Lawyers
Gene Riddle and Adam Smith have additionally been recognized with Martindale-Hubbell’s top rating for attorneys, AV Preeminent, and Gene was also honored as the 2014 recipient of the Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).
“It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.”
–R. Colley, Riddle & Brantley client
We’re not just proud of the results we’ve secured for deserving clients, however. We’re also humbled by the words our clients use to describe their experience working with our medical device attorneys and staff:
- “They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.” –Joseph P.
- “They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.” –Melissa C.
- “I would not have won my case without the help from my team at Riddle & Brantley.” –John S.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced defective medical device lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs — and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you in your defective medical device lawsuit, you won’t pay any attorney fees.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.