Medical Devices

When a dangerous product is released to the public and causes serious injuries, the injured deserve full compensation for resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. However, there are few areas of legal practice which require more financial backing and support staff than the handling of mass tort / product liability cases. Managing a complex, multi-plaintiff case (such as class actions or multi-district litigation) typically requires the assistance of numerous attorneys, paralegals, support staff and in-house computer specialists on each case.

Composix Kugel Mesh Patch Lawsuit

The Composix Kugel Mesh Patch was removed from the U.S. market on December 22, 2005. The patch is used for ventral or incisional hernias and is manufactured by Davol, Inc., a division of C.R. Bard. The device was recalled because the “memory recoil ring,” which opens the patch after it has been inserted into the intra-abdominal space, can break. READ MORE

DePuy Hip Implant Recall

DePuy Orthopedics has issued a worldwide recall of its “metal-on-metal” ASR XL Acetabular System for Total Hip Replacement. This recall came after a determination that the these hip implants fail at an alarming rate. READ MORE

Surgical Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

Surgical pelvic mesh used for the treatment of women’s gynecological and urogynecological issues has been recognized by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to have problematic complications such as mesh erosion and vaginal scarring and shrinkage caused by mesh implants. READ MORE

Zimmer Durom Acetabular Cup Recall

Zimmer Holdings, the nation’s number one producer of artificial joint components, announced that it was suspending sales of the Durom acetabular cup, an artificial hip component, as of July 2008. The suspension is due to high implant failure rates resulting from the inability of the Durom cup to bond with the host bone. READ MORE

Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement (MIS)

In September 2010, the FDA issued a recall on one particular Zimmer knee replacement product known specifically as NexGen MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery). READ MORE