Defective Medical Products and Medical Devices
Artificial Hip Implants | Bair Hugger Warming Blanket | DePuy Hip Replacements | Smith and Nephew Metal on Metal Hip Implant | Styker Hip Replacement | Talcum Powder | Zimmer Persona Knee Implant
Defective Medical Devices
The law firm of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C. is experienced in helping individuals who have been harmed by defective medical products and medical devices, including:
- Artificial Hip Implants. Unfortunately, regardless of claims made by manufacturers, it now appears that metal-on-metal are failing and requiring early revision, more often than the other types of implants. Commonly, the revision is needed because the patients are experiencing pain and recurrent dislocations.
- Bair Hugger Warming Blanket. An issue is presented regarding the air discharged underneath, because it may contain germs and bacteria which can potentially land on the surgical site. Many problems and risks are then introduced, including deep joint infections, which are especially common during hip and knee surgeries. This device is also especially harmful to patients receiving artificial heart valves.
- DePuy Hip Replacements. Unfortunately, in many cases when the device has been removed, it leaves behind dangerous fragments. Complications include dislocation of the device, metal sensitivity, chronic pain and/or osteolysis, which may cause other health complications and alter a patient’s quality of life. Read more.
- Smith and Nephew Metal on Metal Hip Implant. The use of these metals may lead to a variety of risks, including blood poisoning and genotoxicity, or DNA damage. Cobalt has also been linked to cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease. Metallosis, or metal poisoning, is also a risk. Read more.
- Stryker Hip Replacement. These devices were manufactured starting in 2009 and have been found to cause major complications. Stryker Hip Replacement patients who have received Stryker Rejuvenate devices have reported meatless, early failure rate and need for revisionary surgery. Read more.
- Talcum Powder. It has been recently reported that approximately 2,200 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year also used baby power in their genital area regularly. All of these individuals also do not have the BRCA gene, a gene which predisposes someone to ovarian cancer. Biopsies also show talc fibers within the ovarian tumors.
- Zimmer Persona Knee Implant. It has been found that the implant has a significantly high failure rate, just as the NexGen did, due to its tendency to loosen as well as create radiolucent lines. These extremely high rates of loosening have forced Zimmer to launch a voluntary recall for all Persona knee hardware.