Defective Medical Product Lawyers in MIchigan
Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Your Pain, Suffering, & Medical Care
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical product, Fieger Law can help. Medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they make and sell are safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. And it can be hard to hold big business responsible for defective products that cause injury or even death.
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. 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, as well as from the failure of a manufacturer or seller to warn the consumer of product dangers. The manufacturer may have even recalled the 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 are that they are necessary for health (not just a luxury), medical device manufacturers must be held to 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. With a defective or broken device, a patient can suffer from all of the following, among others: pelvic pain, expulsion, infections, perforation of the uterus, and scarring.
Hernia mesh is a flexible mesh that is used to support the weakened tissue from a hernia. Several types of hernia mesh products, including Atrium C-Qur, Ethicon Physiomesh, have been recalled due to painful and often disastrous side effects. Some of the common complications include pain, infection, perforation, and obstruction.
3M Defective MIlitary Earplug
Partial or total hearing loss has occurred to numerous members of the military as a result of defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs. The issue was that these were too short for proper usage. They gradually loosened in the user's ears until they became useless. This company was aware of the design problems as early as 2,000, but they continued to be distributed to U.S. military members until 2015.
Syvnisc-One knee injection
Synvisc-One was approved by the FDA in 2009 for arthritic pain relief. Microbial contamination of the product, however, has been linked to patients suffering from numerous symptoms, including knee pain, fluid build up around the knee, and swelling. These symptoms can result in hospitalization and the need for treatment.
Bone cement has been used to attach parts of a knee implant to human bone during a knee replacement surgery. Failure of the bone cement can occur, however, because the bond that the cement uses is often not as strong. Some of the side effects include persistent pain, new chronic pain, loosening, and instability.
Talc Ovarian Cancer
Talc powder has long been commonly used by women for hygiene purposes. Unfortunately, research has shown a link between talc and ovarian cancer. Talc is a natural mineral containing fine particles that can travel up to the ovaries. It has been shown to increases the risk of ovarian cancer from 2% to 33%.
Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, has known about the dangers of talcum powder for more than 40 years, yet failed to warn customers and continued to promote it for hygienic use.
A class action suit is pending against Johnson & Johnson, but many women are filing separate lawsuits to cover damages that are not provided for under the class action suit. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you have a history of using talc powder, you may be eligible for damages.
An inferior vena cava filter, or IVC filter, is a small cone-shaped device implanted in the largest vein in the body, located just below the kidneys. The device is designed to trap an embolism that may form in the legs, preventing the blood clot from reaching the heart and lungs.
These devices are intended to be removed after about two months. Unfortunately, they are often left in much longer, which can lead to serious complications. They can tear veins or organs, migrate to other areas of the body or break.
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. Metal-on-metal hip replacements may fail prematurely or cause an array of complications. One such complication would be metallosis. This is 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 dislocation of the hip joint.
Defective Knee Replacements
Knee replacement surgeries can change one's life for the better. A knee 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 common knee replacement lawsuits are associated with Exactech® Optetrak®, Depuy, Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, among others.
E-Cigarette Fire and Explosion Injury
The fuel cells of e-cigarettes have been known to explode, causing severe chemical and combustion burns. In addition to burn injuries, E-cigarettes can result in serious lung injuries, seizures or convulsions, heart attacks, pneumonia, and addiction, among others. If this has happened to you, litigation is currently being prepared against manufacturers. Call us to hear your story and find out if you’re entitled to compensation.
If you had a knee or hip infection following joint surgery, the cause may have been the Bair Hugger surgical blanket. This blanket is linked to increased rates of infection, as it uses forced airflow in order to keep patients warm during surgery. The air current displaces contaminants in the operating room, causing them to land on your joint implants or in your open joint.
Nationally-Recognized Defective Medical Product Lawyers
For over 30 years, the Michigan defective medical product experts at Fieger Law have fought for victims’ rights. If you or your family member has suffered from a defective medical product, Geoffrey Fieger and the expert attorneys at Fieger Law can help. Contact Michigan’s top law firm specializing in defective medical product cases today.
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