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Unsafe Medical Devices

Medical devices have revolutionized health care, but many people have suffered injury — and even death — as result of unsafe medical devices. A medical device is any device used by a doctor or health care provider to treat a disease, injury or illness. Medical devices include implants (such as artificial hips, knees or shoulders), defibrillators (electronic devices that deliver shocks to the heart to help maintain normal heart function) and stents (tubes inserted into the arteries to help prevent blockages).

Each year, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) receives several hundred thousand reports of malfunctions, serious injuries and deaths suspected of being associated with defective medical devices.  These reports — known as “Adverse Event Reports” — sometimes lead to recalls of dangerous or defective medical devices.

If a medical device manufacturer discovers a defect in one of its products, the manufacturer is required to notify the FDA and the public.  This duty begins with the development of the medical device, and it continues for as long as the medical device remains on the market.   If a medical device manufacturer fails to properly to notify the FDA and the public of a defect with one of its products, it can held responsible for illnesses, injuries and deaths caused by the faulty medical device.

For more information, see our Unsafe Medical Device FAQ.

Often, medical devices are implanted in the body.  If a defective medical device is discovered after the device has been implanted, the device sometimes must be removed from the body, or “explanted.”  This procedure is called a “revision surgery” and it subjects the patient to additional pain, risk of infection and prolonged rehabilitation.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a unsafe medical device, contact us for a free consultation.


Medical Device Recall Issued for Baxter MiniCap Products

In February 2023, Baxter Healthcare Corporation issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall for the MiniCap product. These devices are packaged in foil pouches, which may have been incorrectly sealed, i.e., the pouches may have open or weak seals. This could lead to...

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Faulty Hip Replacement Devices

Joint replacement surgeries are becoming more common as medical technologies advance and people are living more active lives. A common joint to fail is the hip joint as it is the largest joint in the body.  According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

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Knee Replacement Medical Devices Recalls

Knee replacement, also called knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement, is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by various causes. Knee replacements are common as the knee is the largest joint in the body and having healthy knees is required to perform...

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Knee & Ankle Joint Replacement Recall

The medical device company, Exactech, has expanded its recall of some of its knee and ankle medical implants due to improper vacuum sealed bags that did not meet specifications.  The products were packaged without an additional layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol that further augments oxygen resistance.

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Paragard IUD Lawsuit Update

For more than a year, Clark Perdue has been investigating and pursuing claims for women who have suffered injury as a result of the Paragard® IUD.  This is a brief update on the status of these case. In December 2020, the the United States Judicial Panel on...

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Never Events & Medical Malpractice Claims

Do you need advice from a medical malpractice attorney in Columbus? Medical treatment is never without risk, but the benefits should outweigh the risks. In most cases, it does – but mistakes happen. Some don’t lead to serious harm, but there are certain errors that no...

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