Medical Devices that are or have been the Subject of Lawsuits
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America has the most expensive medical system in the world. Manufacturers justify this by claiming they are innovating, producing, and selling the most advanced medical devices in the world. What they don't say is that they often sell these expensive devices to patients without proper testing, and even when they discover the devices do not work or cause injury.

Our Current Investigations and Litigation

 

Our Recent Investigations and Litigation

MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUE
Alere InRatio
The use of the Alere INRatio and INRatio 2PT/INR Monitor System and INRatio Test Strips were associated with incorrect INR readings.
Depuy Hip
On August 24, 2010, DePuy Orthopedics issued a recall of the ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System, as they were failing at a higher rate than other types of hip replacements.
Guidant
In 2005 Guidant issued safety warnings on 11 models of defibrillators because of malfunctions with the magnetic switch inside the device getting stuck and preventing the device from providing treatment.
Kugel Mesh Patch
The Composix Kugel Mesh Patch was removed from the U.S. market in 2005. The device was recalled because the "memory recoil ring," which opened the patch after it had been inserted into the intra-abdominal space, could break.
Medronic Defibrillator Wire
In 2007, Medtronic announced that several of the electrical wires it sold were defective and may have contributed to the deaths of at least five patients by failing to deliver a necessary shock.
Nuvaring
Nuvaring is a "third-generation" hormone contraceptive that has been associated with Stroke, Heart Attack, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Myocardial Infarction, Cerebrovascular Accidents, Pulmonary Embolism, Death.
Power Morcellators
Power Morcellators have been associated with an increased risk of significantly upstaging undiagnosed cancer during laparoscopic uterine fibroid removal surgeries.
Prisma Dialysis
The Prisma CRRT is a type of kidney dialysis system used in hospital intensive care units for critically ill patients. The FDA became aware of serious injuries and deaths associated with the use of the device in August 2005.
Renu
The CDC said in 2006 it had confirmed 106 cases of serious eye infection (Fusarium Keratitis) that could be linked to use of Bausch and Lomb's ReNu MoistureLoc.
St. Jude Defibrillator
The St. Jude Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices manufactured between 2010 and 2015 had issues with the battery prematurely failing without giving proper warning.
Transvaginal Mesh
In July 2011, the FDA issued heightened warnings regarding the use of transvaginal mesh for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse.
Zimmer Duron
In July 2008, Zimmer Holdings announced that it was suspending sales of the Durom acetabular cup, an artificial hip component, as a result of high implant failure rates.