New medical devices come out every year, and the overwhelming majority of them are safe and benefit our lives. But some are put on the market without proper testing and wind up hurting innocent people.
The New York product liability lawyers of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP, help people who have been injured due to unsafe and defective medical devices. We offer sound legal advice and tenacious advocacy for our valued clients.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with a knowledgeable New York product liability law firm.
Dangerous Medical Devices
At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP, we have been serving the legal needs of people throughout New York and across the nation for over 30 years. We have extensive experience helping people who have been harmed or have lost loved ones because of dangerous products, including defective medical devices.
We are currently investigating claims involving the following medical devices:
- Bair Hugger Warming Blankets
- Bard Avaulta Pelvic Mesh
- Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant
- da Vinci Robotic Surgery System
- DePuy ASR Hip Implant
- DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant
- DePuy Synthes Knee Implant
- Encore Hip Implant
- Essure Intrauterine Device
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Mesh
- HeartWare Ventricular Assist System
- Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter
- Medtronic Quick-Set Infusion Pump
- Mirena Intrauterine Device
- Smith & Nephew Emperion Hip Implant
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant
- Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant
- Zimmer Persona Knee Implant
We have successfully handled numerous dangerous medical device cases, including those involving:
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead
- Medtronic Quick Set infusion sets
- Medtronic Sprint Fidelis implantable device
- ReNu with MoistureLoc by Bausch & Lomb
- Hip Implants: Biomet, DePuy, Stryker, Zimmer
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter
Retrievable IVC filters are designed to catch blood clots in patients before they reach the lungs. They are used as a last resort for patients who cannot take blood thinners to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism. For year Defendants have been aware that these filters are defective, yet did not disclose this information to the public. Filters can migrate, fracture, embed and tilt, causing pain and even death in some cases.
Bair Hugger Surgical Warming Blanket
The Bair Hugger system is used in surgeries, especially during knee and hip surgeries, to the keep a patient warm and speed up recovery time. However, bacteria can enter deep joint areas and become dormant, only to cause a serious infection well after the surgery. The inventor of Bair Hugger devices, Dr. Scott D. Augustine, has spoken out against use of the system under certain conditions.
Bard's Avaulta Mesh
The Bard's Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh is a medical device designed to aid people who are recovering from Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) surgery and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) surgery. Defects, however, have caused patients to suffer infections, internal organ damage and other serious complications including vaginal wall erosion and mesh contraction which can twist internal organs causing tremendous amounts of pain and discomfort.
Essure Intrauterine Device
Essure is a spring-like device implanted into fallopian tubes used for permanent contraception, which is achieved by scarring of the fallopian tubes. Migration, perforation, organ injury and other painful side effects have been reported at a high rate. Complications often lead to surgery to remove the device.
Ethicon's Gynecare Prolift
The Ethicon's Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh is a medical device designed to aid people who are recovering from Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) surgery and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) surgery. Defects also have caused patients to suffer infections, internal organ damage and other serious complications including vaginal wall erosion and mesh contraction which can twist internal organs causing tremendous amounts of pain and discomfort.
The FDA has issued a statement saying, "serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare. "
HeartWare Ventricular Assist System Recall
A class I recall was issued in April, 2015, for all HeartWare Ventricular Assist Systems (VAS) currently in use. The recall was due to wearing down of the alignment guide in the power supply connector ports over time. Wear of the alignment guide may lead to connectivity issues and eventually prevent patients from connecting the controller to the VAS. If the implanted pump stops due to these issues it could cause serious injury or death.
Our attorneys will work with you personally to determine the full extent of the monetary damage this dangerous medical device has had on you and your family. We have access to a network of experts in medicine and other relevant fields who help us build compelling cases for our clients. We have a long record of obtaining successful results for our valued clients.
Medtronic Quick Set Infusion Sets And the Paradigm Recall
The Medtronic Quick-Set Infusion sets are tubes used to deliver insulin with the MiniMed Paradigm pumps. Medtronic Inc. has recalled three million disposable infusion sets designed for their MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps after discovering that some of them could deliver incorrect doses of insulin, potentially leading to injury or death.
Zimmer Durom Cup Implant
The Zimmer Durom Cup was introduced to the United States in 2006. It was designed to be a longer lasting, more durable design for younger patients. Shortly thereafter some doctors and surgeons saw a spike in the number of corrective surgeries involving the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement device.
The field of orthopedic surgery is rapidly changing with new techniques and innovations giving hope to those who previously had none. Sometimes, however, medical devices and procedures are hastily pushed forward without proper testing and it creates a dangerous situation for patients.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant
The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee was introduced to the United States in 2003. It was advertised as a "high-flex" porous femoral component. This was attached without cement. However, prominent orthopedic surgeons noted a high failure rate. There was discomfort and loosening which required further surgery.
While the NexGen was supposed to last 15 years, some reports show a greater than 30 percent loosening rate within years of implantation, and a revision surgery rate nearing 10 percent.
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Have you or someone close to you been harmed by a dangerous medical device? Please contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York dangerous drugs liability law firm. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.