South Carolina Dangerous Medical Device Lawyer Fighting For Injury Victims
Dangerous medical devices put everyone at risk. South Carolina dangerous medical device attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC know that anyone could need the aid of medical device at any time. When that time comes, we trust that the device will work properly and ultimately help improve our quality of life. It’s critical that we know that the devices we use every day are safe and will not harm us. That’s why it’s important to take strong legal action if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device.
Contact us and explore your legal options. If necessary, we can help you file a lawsuit or class action lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer. Defective medical device cases are bigger than just your injury. When you take a stand against companies that make such devices, you’re helping to ensure that all of us will be free from harm in the future.
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Many consumers wrongfully believe that if the FDA approves a medical device, it is safe. However, the FDA has a much-criticized approval process that does not require manufacturers to perform clinical trials or prove certain products are safe when the device is “substantially equivalent” to another device. Our drug injury attorneys hold manufacturers accountable when they release dangerous and untested medical devices onto the market that cause injuries in patients.
Some of the most common dangerous medical devices our South Carolina dangerous medical device law firm deals with concern devices subject to warnings or voluntary or forced FDA recalls. These dangerous medical devices include:
- Transvaginal Mesh – The FDA has issued a issued a transvaginal mesh warning that complications have been arising in women implanted with the devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This product is known to cause serious and potentially irreversible side effects, including tissue erosion, organ damage, infections and extreme pain.
- DePuy Hip Implant – DePuy has recalled its line of metal-on-metal hip implants as they shed tiny metal debris within the body, causing extreme pain and metallosis (metal poisoning). Patients whose implants fail will require replacement surgery and rehabilitation.
- Medtronic Infuse Bone Grafts in the Cervical Spine – This product’s approved use is to stimulate bone growth in the lower spine, but some have used it for off-label purposes to disastrous results. The FDA has warned that off-label use may cause tissue swelling, nerve damage and compression of the airway, all of which can be life threatening.
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck Stems – The Stryker modular neck stems are metal-on-metal hip implants, and similar to DePuy, the manufacturer has initiated a Stryker hip implant recall. The Stryker hip implants also cause metallosis, fractures, joint problems as well as extreme pain, and may require complete replacement surgery to correct the problems.
FDA Recalls Do Not Have to Precede Medical Device Lawsuits
The FDA only begins to investigate allegations that a product is defective or dangerous if patients begin reporting injuries, and therefore FDA action only takes place once many innocent people have already suffered harm. A voluntary or mandated recall is unnecessary to bring a successful medical device lawsuit. Our lawyers hold manufacturers of defective medical devices responsible to those they have injured by putting profits ahead of patients.
Every dangerous medical device case presents its own unique challenges. No two cases are alike. That’s why it’s important you have a personal injury attorney in South Carolina you can trust working hard on your case.
Dangerous medical device lawsuits in South Carolina can be complicated
Building a solid legal case takes great skill. You can’t simply assume that medical device manufacturers or insurance companies will fairly compensate you for your accident. You have to take strong legal action. If you don’t, you run the risk of being short-changed. That’s because insurance companies often only care about one thing: paying injury victims as little as possible.
That’s not right. That’s why McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC work so hard for injury victims. Discover what we can do for you. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule an appointment. We realize it’s a big decision choosing a law firm to handle your legal needs. We realize you must have a lot of questions. That’s why we offer a free case evaluation to all potential clients. That way, you can decide if we’re the right law firm for you.
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