Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed by faulty medical devices, implants or drugs. In a situation such as this, your personal injury claim would be filed against the manufacturer or seller of the product. Please review the list below of medical devises and drugs that have been associated with serious personal injuries or death. You or your family member may be entitled to significant monetary compensation if your injury was caused by one of these products.
Defective Medical Devices/Drugs
Vaginal Mesh Implant
Defective Medical Device
XARELTO / PRADAXA
These drugs are anticoagulation medications used to treat atrial fibrillation, sometimes referred to as “A-Fib”. These drugs are associated with serious, often deadly bleeding, in the GI tract and brain. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases where a person was using this medication and while using the medication had a serious bleeding event that caused serious injury or death.
A relatively new medication to treat Type II Diabetes. A large number of persons using this medication have had diabetic ketoacidosis or kidney failure requiring hospitalization. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases where a person was using this medication and while using the medication suffered kidney failure or death.
The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases involving this popular chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer. Specifically, cases where the patient suffered permanent hair loss after use.
This medication is commonly used to combat nausea during pregnancy. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is looking at cases where women were using the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy and gave birth to an infant with serious birth defects – primarily heart defects and skeletal defects.
Metal Hip Implant
Medical Device Recall
Many times a small filter device is implanted within a vein of a person to catch a blood clot and to prevent serious medical events. However, there has been a very high failure rate of these devices, resulting in serious injuries including stroke and death. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing claims where persons have been injured by an IVC device.
There are several manufacturers of hernia mesh products. Some of these products have a high failure rate that results in a reoccurrence of the hernia and other associated medical problems. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases where the patient had hernia repair and then had to have a subsequent surgery to repair the hernia reoccurrence.
A product used in surgery – most often for stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The product has been associated with serious complication including “erosion” of the product through the surrounding tissue, causing infection and other serious health issues. This requires lengthy treatment and often additional surgical procedures. There are several manufacturers. If a woman has had a procedure where mesh was used, the Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is interested in investigating a potential claim.
The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases involving knees implanted in the last few years. Some have been failing at a high rate, and the individual has to have a revision or removal surgery. We are interested in investigating cases where the knee implant has failed, resulting in another knee surgery.
An IUD manufactured by BAYER. Numerous complications with this device have been noted including perforation of the uterine wall, migration of the IUD to outside of the uterus, and other issues resulting in surgical removal of the device. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases where women have undergone surgery to have the device removed. Of particular interest are cases where a woman became pregnant with an IUD in place, had a miscarriage or pre-term labor with an infant born with serious problems.
ZOLOFT/PAXIL/WELLBUTRIN/EFFEXOR/OTHER SSRI MEDICATIONS
Popular anti-depressant drugs. Recent studies have shown increased incidences of specific heart defects and other birth defects in children born to women who were taking one of these drugs during pregnancy. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases where women were using one of these during pregnancy, especially the first trimester and gave birth to a child with certain birth defects of the heart and spine.
METAL-ON-METAL HIP IMPLANTS
There are a variety of hips that have been associated with problems requiring the implant to be removed or revised. These may include hips manufactured by Stryker (Rejuvenate and ABG), DePuy (ASR and Pinnacle), Smith & Nephew (R3 System), and Wright (Converse). The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is investigating claims where a person had an implant and then had a subsequent revision or removal surgery.
A widely used anti-seizure medication. If used during pregnancy, it may cause birth defects to the infant. These birth defects may include spina bifida, cleft palate, skull malformations, skeletal defects, and serious heart defects. The Law Office of Joey Stevens, L.L.C. is reviewing cases where a mother used the drug during pregnancy and a child was born with one of listed birth defects.
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