Defective Medical Device Lawyer in Houston, TX

Houston personal injury lawyer, Charles J. Argento assists Texas residents with lawsuits and damage claims after a serious injury or death resulting from the use of a harmful Medical Device they presumed was safe. All Medical Devices we purchase are required by law to meet certain safety guidelines and standards for use. When these Medical Devices fail to meet these standards and an injury results, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and long-term care.

Defective or dangerous injuries from Medical Devices generally result from flaws (intentional or not) that arise during the testing, design, manufacture and distribution of a consumer drug.

While many Houston harmful drug lawyers may claim to take dangerous Medical device cases, few of them have the legal, technical and financial resources to effectively investigate the circumstances and identify all responsible parties down the chain of distribution. At the Houston law office of Charles J. Argento, we are experienced Texas trial attorneys who have negotiated and litigated personal injury lawsuits at every level of the state and federal courts related to:

AlloDerm

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Manufacturer: LifeCell

Injuries: Early failure rate, infection, injury to organs, blood vessels and other tissue leading to extreme pain.

The AlloDerm patch is made from skin grafts of cadavers. It was original used for dental repairs, burn patients, breast reconstruction and hernia repairs. The Alloderm patch has been associated with an early failure rate, infection, injuries to organs, blood vessels and other tissue leading to extreme pain.


Bair Hugger Surgical Warming Blankets

These surgical blankets are manufactured by 3M and help warm a patient.

Uses of Bair Hugger Surgical Warming Blankets : These blankets use forced air through a flexible hose into an inflatable blanket put over the patient to help keep them warm during hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Injuries & Side Effects: Medical evidence has shown that the blanket causes a patient to have an elevated risk to be exposed to bacteria and germs on the open wound and will cause knee and hip infections. One such microbe is Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This is infection is very difficult to treat, because it happens deep inside a patient’s joint.


Bard IVC Filter

bard-defect-damage-attorneyGeneric Name: Denali, G2

Manufacturer: Bard

Injuries: Early failure rate, infection, injury to organs, blood vessels and other tissue leading to    extreme pain.

The Bard IVC filter is a medical device inserted in the blood vessels to prevent life threatening blood clots, pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis. This IVC filter has a high failure rate, can lead to infection, injury to organs, blood vessels and other tissue leading to extreme pain.


Da Vinci Surgical Robot

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Manufacturer: Intuitive Surgical Inc.

Injuries: Excessive bleeding, burns to body and damage to internal organs

The da Vinci Robot is used by hospital to maximize profits from surgeries. It is currently under investigation by the FDA for many problems.  Patients have reported excessive bleeding, tears, burns to intestines, blood vessels and internal organs.


DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Replacement

Generic Name: ASR & Pinnacle

Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson

Injuries: Early failure rate, metallosis, infection dislocation and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

The DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Hip Replacement medical device was designed to prevent early failure with its metal on metal design. These devices were recalled by the manufacturer. This medical device has been found to have an early failure rate and can lead to metallosis from metal shavings, infection and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

Modular-Neck Hip Stems

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Manufacturer: Stryker Orthopedics

Injuries: Early failure rate, metallosis, infection dislocation and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

The Stryker Modular-Neck Hip Stems is a medical device for hip replacement.  These devices were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer in 2012. This medical device has been found to have an early failure rate and can lead to metallosis from metal shavings, infection and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

R3 Acetabular System Hip Replacement

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Manufacturer: Smith & Nephew

Injuries: Early failure rate, metallosis, infection dislocation and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

The R3 Acetabular System Hip Replacement is a medical device for hip replacement.  These devices were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer in 2012. This medical device has been found to have an early failure rate and can lead to metallosis from metal shavings, infection and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

Stryker Medical Hip Implant Recall

This hip implant device is the LFIT (Low Friction Ion Treatment) Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head, manufactured by Stryker Medical.

Uses of Stryker Medical Hip Implant : This Hip implant replaces a patient’s own femoral head, which is the round protrusion that fits into the socket of the hip joint.

Injuries & Side Effects: This device has been failing in patients at a much higher rate than the company revealed to doctors and patients. Because of these failures patients have been suffering from revision surgeries, fractures, infections, loss of hip function and death.


Essure

Essure Is permanent birth control manufactured by Bayer.

Uses OfEssure : A soft metal like spring wound with synthetic fibers is implanted in fallopian tubes for life. This creates a scar tissue that prevents sperm from ever fertilizing the eggs, resulting in permanent birth control.

Injuries & Side Effects : These implants have been medically shown to cause a host of serious complications including; ectopic pregnancy, perforation and tears of organs, auto immune response, chronic pain, unneeded surgeries and possible death.

Mirena IUD

Generic Name: None

Manufacturer: Bayer

Injuries: Adhesion to tissue and organs and can cause scarring and organ perforation.

The Mirenia IUD was issued a warning letter from the FDA in 2009 about possible dangers.  This medical device is inserted in the vagina to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Patients have reported that the IUD can change location causing adhesion to tissue and organs and can cause scarring and organ perforation.

Nuvaring

UterusGeneric Name: Etonogestrel, Ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring

Manufacturer: Merck

Injuries: Blood clots in legs, clotting in blood vessels of eyes, Stokes and Heart Attack

Nuvaring went on the market in 2002. It is a flexible ring a woman inserts in her vagina once a month to prevent pregnancy. Women have reported various injuries including; Blood clots in legs, clotting in blood vessels of eyes, Strokes and Heart attacks.

Vaginal Mesh

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Manufacturer: C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems and Boston Scientific

Injuries: Early failure rate, infection, injury to organs, blood vessels and other tissue leading to    extreme pain.

The Transdermal Vaginal Mesh is used by surgeons to reinforce or give support during surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. The Alloderm patch has been associated with an early failure rate, infection, injuries to organs, blood vessels and other tissue leading to extreme pain.


 

Hernia Mesh Implants

Hernia Mesh Implants, are manufactured from many companies that include; C.R. Bard Kugel,Physiomesh,Atrium C-QUR Ethicon, Ethicon Proceed, Sepramesh, PerFix, and 3DMax.

Uses of Hernia Mesh Implants : Hernia mesh patches are manufactured to fix hernias and stop them from reopening. They are attached inside the body to help hold tissue together.

Injuries & Side Effects : Medical research has shown that defective coatings on the Mesh implants causes painful and serious consequences. The manufacturers were aware and failed to warn doctors, hospitals and patients of the defects that cause infection, adhesion and painful revision or removal surgeries.


Infuse Bone Graft

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Manufacturer: Medtronic

Injuries: Excessive bone growth, paralysis and extreme pain.

The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft received FDA approval in 2002. It is a medical device harvested from cadavers and implanted during spinal fusion surgeries. It was designed to help promote bone growth. Patients have experienced excessive bone growth which can lead to paralysis and extreme pain.


 

IVC Filters

IVC Filters are manufactured by a number of companies which include; C.R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (collectively, Bard) and Cook Medical LLC, Cook IncorporatedCook Medical LLC, and William Cook Europe ApS (collectively, Cook). Additional manufacturers of these devices include Rex Medical,Rafael Medical, B. Braun Medical, ALN, Rafael Medical, and Johnson & Johnson.

Uses of IVC Filters : These filters are spider like wire devices that are implanted into a major vein called the inferiovenuscava(IVC). The IVC filter is designed to help prevent pulmonary embolism, which can involve life threatening blood clots moving up the IVC and effecting the heart and lungs.

Injuries & Side Effects : Medical research has shown that there is increased risks that the IVC filter would migrate up the vein, tilt, perforate the vena cava, or in the worst case scenario, fracture and perforate an organ.


Stockert & Sorin 3T

Stockert & Sorin 3T is manufactured by Liva Nova Plc and is a heater-cooler system for the body during surgery.

Uses of Stockert & Sorin 3T : This Heater-cooler unit is used during surgeries, primarily open chest cardiac procedures to help control a patient’s body temperature using cooled and heated water, with the idea of helping medical care.

Injuries & Side Effects : The manufacturer failed to warn doctors and hospitals of the increased risk of severe infections during cardiothoracic surgeries. Outbreaks of M. Chimaera have been linked to these units. This machine has been proven to transmit bacteria into patients during open heart operations.

 


Talcum Powder

Talcum Powder is manufactured by numerous companies thought the world, notably Johnson & Johnson.

Talcum Powder Uses : Talc is used to keep the skin dry and absorb moisture. This reduces friction and helps to prevent rashes.

Injuries & Side Effects : The Talc particles contain asbestos like fibers that travel into ovaries and remain in the ovaries for years. There is an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer from long time use.

 


Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Recall

Reverse shoulder humeral implant manufactured by Zimmer Biomet.

Uses of Zimmer Biomet Implant : This device is used to help restore a patient’s arm movement usually after a patient suffers a rotator cuff tear (Arthropathy), which is a severe type of shoulder arthritis. This device was used for patients that didn’t respond to traditional shoulder replacement surgery.

Injuries & Side Effects : This device has been failing in patients at a much higher rate than the company revealed to doctors and patients. Because of these failures patients have been suffering from revision surgeries, fractures, infections, loss of shoulder function and death.


Zimmer Knee Implants

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Zimmer-Knee-Defect-AttorneyManufacturer: Zimmer Holdings

Injuries: Early failure rate, metallosis, infection dislocation and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

The Zimmer Knee Implants is a medical device for knee replacement.  This medical device has been found to have an early failure rate and can lead to metallosis from metal shavings, infection and bone loss leading to extreme pain.

Our highly trained staff and network of legal, medical and financial professionals will assess your injuries and refute the findings of insurance company doctors whose only job is to minimize their financial exposure. We’ll work closely with you to honestly appraise your situation, arrange for ongoing medical care and try to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries.


 

If you’ve been injured by the safe use of a Medical Devices, your time to report an injury and file a claim is very limited. Contact the Houston law office of Charles J. Argento, immediately for a free consultation and review of your legal rights. Our staff is bilingual and all personal injury cases are taken on contingency, meaning there is never a fee until we recover a settlement in your favor.

Houston product liability attorney, Charles J. Argento, is a skilled negotiator and respected litigator, offering sound legal advice and the aggressive defense of his client’s legal rights in both the Texas state and Federal courts. We represent clients in Houston as well as the surrounding areas throughout Texas, including the cities of Beaumont, Brownsville, McAllen, Harlingen, the Rio Grande Valley as well as Orange County and Brazoria. Contact us at (713) 225-5050.