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Columbia Defective Medical Device Lawyer

Manufacturers create medical devices with the intention of helping people. Most medical devices improve patients’ lives, providing relief from uncomfortable and painful conditions. However, when a medical device is defective, it may harm the very individuals it was designed to help.

The compassionate lawyers at Hughes & Coleman understand how devastating it can be for patients and their families when a medical device is defective or doesn’t work as intended. Our law firm is dedicated to helping the residents of Columbia, TN, recover financial compensation after sustaining injuries for defective medical devices. Our defective product liability lawyers have decades of experience handling these types of personal injury cases.

If a defective medical product has injured you or someone you love, don’t hesitate to contact our law office today. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until you receive a case settlement. Contact us at 800-800-4600 or fill out the online evaluation form to schedule a free case consultation.

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How Can a Defective Medical Device Become Widely Sold?

It is the responsibility of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to protect United States citizens from potential health hazards caused by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. Before a drug or medical device can be sold in the US, it must be approved by the FDA. A medical product must be thoroughly tested before it’s approved for use by the general public.

However, these tests are not infallible and approval doesn’t always mean a product is safe. Despite the FDA’s thorough and rigorous approval process, defective medical devices are released and sold to hospitals. Sadly, once a medical device is on the open market, it is typically only recalled after numerous consumers complain of injuries and file lawsuits.

If you have been injured due to a defective medical device, don’t delay in contacting a Columbia, TN, product liability lawyer. Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers is committed to holding negligent medical device manufacturers liable for the harm that they cause. Lawsuits against these powerful manufacturing companies help victims receive the medical care they need, provide financial stability for victims and their families, and ensure that these dangerous medical devices are removed from the market.

Medical Device Cases We Are Now Reviewing

Our law firm prides itself on staying on the cutting edge of medical device litigation. We are reviewing cases involving the following medical devices.

Hernia mesh

Hernia meshes are used on the majority of hernia surgeries performed in the United States despite their health risks. In recent years, many adverse events have been reported on surgeries involving several different brands of mesh such as Physiomesh manufactured by Ethicon and C-Qur manufactured by Atrium. Complications from hernia meshes have often required additional surgeries.

Side effects and complications include:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Mesh failure
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Seromas
  • Fistulae

If you have developed any of these or other complications following surgery with hernia mesh, contact one of our injury lawyers for a free consultation. Hughes & Coleman represents victims of hernia mesh failure in Columbia and throughout the State of Tennessee.

Metal-on-metal hip implants

Patients who received metal-on-metal hip replacements have suffered many unique complications. The friction of the metal parts wearing against each other can cause tiny medical particles to wear off of the device around the implant. This not only damages the bone and soft tissue surrounding the hip but also releases fragments of metals into the body causing blood toxicity and other complications.

Several companies that manufacture hip replacement parts are currently facing lawsuits from patients that received defective parts. Many of these devices have been recalled, and patients have had to undergo additional removal and replacement surgeries.

Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers is currently consulting with patients who received faulty hip replacement parts from companies such as:

  • DePuy
  • Wright Medical
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Stryker
  • Smith & Nephew

Power morcellators

A power morcellator is a surgical tool often used to cut tissue during hysterectomies and myomectomies. Unfortunately, it has recently been discovered that power morcellators may be responsible for spreading cancerous tissue throughout the uterus and other organs. The danger of these defective medical devices has even caused the main manufacturer of power morcellators – Johnson & Johnson – to voluntarily pull them from the market and has asked surgeons to stop using them.

Women who were diagnosed with cancer after a hysterectomy or myomectomy should contact a Columbia, TN, personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you don’t know whether a power morcellator was used during your surgery, we can find out for you. Contact our law firm today at 800-800-4600 if you have any questions regarding this device. Please be assured we offer free and confidential case consultations.

Transvaginal mesh

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), is a condition that many women will experience at some point in their lives. POP occurs when the pelvic floor tissues that hold up the uterus, bladder, and bowel become weakened or stretched. The lack of support causes these organs to descend into the vagina. Women with POP often suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Thousands of women have undergone POP repair surgery in which surgical mesh was inserted transvaginally. Tragically, the use of this mesh has now been found to be a defective product that causes serious complications. In many women, the mesh has eroded and mitigated the vaginal wall causing extreme pain, infection, bleeding. In addition, the mesh can only be removed through corrective surgery and it may take more than one operation to correct the problem.

IVC filters

The vena cava is the largest vein in the human body. An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a cage-like device that is inserted into the vein with the intention of capturing blood clots and preventing them from traveling. An IVC is typically implanted in patients who are at high risk of pulmonary embolism.

IVC filters have now been shown to be a defective medical device that has caused serious injury to patients. The IVC filter may tilt, fracture, or perforate the vena cava or parts of the filter may break off and travel to other parts of the body. If you have been harmed by this defective medical device, contact a Columbia, TN, personal injury attorney to learn how they may be able to help you.

Speak To a Columbia, TN Defective Medical Device Attorney Today

At Hughes & Coleman, we understand that hiring a defective medical device attorney is a big decision. That is why we invite you to call us and schedule a free case consultation. During your initial meeting with us, we can answer any questions and alleviate any concerns that you might have. When you hire Hughes & Coleman, you’ll get an experienced defective medical device lawyer that you can trust.

If you or someone you love has endured side effects, injury, and complications due to dangerous medical devices, our legal team wants to help. Our Columbia, TN, personal injury attorneys may be able to recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented many clients in Columbia and throughout Tennessee who have suffered serious health issues due to faulty medical products. Please contact our law firm at 800-800-4600 or fill out the online evaluation form to schedule a free case consultation. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means your medical device lawyer only gets paid if compensation is recovered for you.

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