Award-winning attorney Geoffrey Fieger and his team of attorneys have never been afraid to stand up against big corporations and win. In fact, it’s our mission—built into the very foundation of our firm. So, if you have been affected by a faulty, defective, or recalled medical product, we can navigate complex medical product liability laws on your behalf.
We have the talent and resources to do what it takes to get you justice.
What Is Medical Device Product Liability Law?
Product Liability law provides compensation for physical injuries resulting from defective and unreasonably dangerous products. The failure of a manufacturer or seller to warn the consumer of product dangers also falls under this area of law. This includes the manufacturer recalling a product due to risk to the consumer.
If you have been injured or affected by a defective medical product, Fieger Law, located in Southfield, is here for you. Because the nature of medical devices is that they are necessary for health (not just a luxury), producers must be held to a far higher standard.
Why Fieger Law?
Fieger Law is internationally known and respected with a track record of going after justice for our clients. We have won record-setting verdicts and settlements in the products liability arena, including:
- $4.9 million settlement for gross negligence and product liability.
- $11.1 million verdict for products liability.
- $8 million settlement in product liability.
- $9 million verdict in product liability.
- $1.775 million settlement for an explosion resulting from product liability.
We are currently investigating lawsuits relating to all of these products. If you or someone you love has suffered complications due to any of these medical devices, it is imperative that you call our office right away for a free consultation.
You may be entitled to damages covering lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Paragard is an IUD (an intrauterine birth control device) that utilizes copper rather than hormones. If defective or broken, a patient can suffer from all of the following harm, among others: pelvic pain, expulsion, infections, perforation of the uterus and scarring.
Hernia mesh is a flexible mesh that supports the weakened tissue from a hernia. Several hernia mesh products, including Atrium C-Qur and Ethicon Physiomesh, have been recalled due to painful and often disastrous side effects. Some of the common complications include pain, infection, perforation and obstruction.
Bone cement has been used to attach parts of a knee implant to human bone during a knee replacement surgery. However, failure of the bone cement can occur because the bond it creates is often not as strong. Some of the side effects include persistent pain, new chronic pain, loosening and instability.
Defective Hip/Joint Replacements
If you received a hip implant or other joint replacement and are experiencing complications, you may be able to sue the manufacturer for damages. For example, metal-on-metal hip replacements may fail prematurely or cause an array of complications. One such complication would be metallosis, a condition that causes inflammation and erosion of the bone structure. Other complications can include blood clots, infections at the incision site, bone fracture and hip joint dislocation.
Defective Knee Replacements
Knee replacement surgeries can change one’s life for the better, but an implant can fail due to wear and tear, infection, and the loosening of the implant. When a knee failure does occur, extreme pain and swelling can result. Some of the most frequent knee replacement lawsuits are associated with Exactech® Optetrak®, Depuy, Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, and Smith & Nephew, among others.
Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter
A recall was recently issued for Jet 7 Xtra Flex catheters, commonly used in surgical procedures to remove blot clots, after a series of deaths linked to the product malfunctioning. As a result of the defective catheters expanding, fracturing, and/or separating mid-procedure, numerous patients suffered severe and sometimes fatal injuries, including hemorrhage, brain bleeds and stroke.
Nationally-Recognized Defective Medical Product Lawyers
For over 70 years, the Michigan defective medical product experts at Fieger Law have fought for victims’ rights. If you or your family member has suffered harm from one of these devices, Geoffrey Fieger and the expert attorneys at Fieger Law can help. Contact Michigan’s top law firm specializing in defective medical product cases today.