Class Actions Involving Defective Medical Devices
Since 1976, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has closely monitored medical devices with the goal of ensuring consumer safety. Despite this federal oversight, flawed medical devices continue to give rise to product liability claims. Whether due to defective design, poor manufacturing methods or misleading marketing materials, faulty products often lead to substantial lawsuits.
In many situations, patients face rigorous legal obstacles to prove their cases. This is why joining a class action lawsuit can often be the most effective way to obtain justice and fair compensation. Plaintiffs may potentially deserve financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
At the Tennessee law firm of Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, our lawyers have handled class actions across the U.S. involving many different types of medical devices, including the following:
Transvaginal Mesh And Bladder Slings
Used for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence, transvaginal mesh and bladder slings have been the subject of more than 30,000 lawsuits. Women have noted vaginal scarring, mesh erosion, blood vessel perforation, recurring incontinence and painful sexual intercourse after using the products.
Hip Replacements And Implants
Several hip implant manufacturers, including Striker Corp. and DePuy, have come under fire in recent years due to significant complications after the surgical procedures. Problems have included swelling, difficulty walking, clicking or popping, metal poisoning and damaged body tissue.
IVC Blood Clot Filters
Patients and their families have filed lawsuits against the makers of IVC blood clot filters due to injuries caused by the medical device. The small filters have been linked to dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Claims assert that the manufacturer did not respond adequately even after becoming aware of the possible dangers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that anyone who has been fitted with such a filter have it removed, even if there have been no complications.
To learn more about class actions involving dangerous medical devices, contact Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, in Nashville: 615-254-8801. Our attorneys can discuss the merits of your case and advise you about your legal options.