Defective Medical Devices
Defective Medical Device Lawsuit Lawyers in Houston, Tx
Each year, thousands of people are injured and die as a result of defective medical products being placed on the market. At Fleming Law Houston Personal Injury Lawyers, we help people who have suffered due to these dangerous products.
Often times, large medical device manufacturers put products on the market without sufficient testing or in some cases do so while knowing there is a risk that the product will actually put people at risk. Some medical products fail at what they are supposed to do while others make the patient’s health condition worsen.
When a medical device is defective, the victims can seek compensation for their pain and suffering as well as for medical and other expenses. Family members of the victims of defective medical products can also seek compensation when the dangerous products cause the death of their loved one.
Some current medical device lawsuits include:
- Vaginal Mesh A surgical mesh is generally a device used to strengthen weakened or damaged pelvic tissue and organs. In women, a vaginal mesh is used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – a weakening of the tissue holding the pelic organs in place. It is also used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) – a leaking of urine during physical activity or coughing, sneezing, laughing or sneezing.Complications from the use of a vaginal mesh include:
- Mesh Contraction (shrinkage). Shrinkage causes severe pain in addition to vaginal tightening and vaginal shortening.
- Mesh Erosion. Vaginal mesh erosion is the most common complication and can result in many surgeries to repair. In some cases, it cannot be corrected.
- Morcellator litigation. The Power Morcellator was used to remove uterine tissue and were used in fibroid surgery and hysterectomy surgery. However, it was discovered that the use of this device in some women disrupted previously undetected cancer tissue causing it to spread throughout the body. These devices have left many women with various cancers including endometrial stromal sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, myomectomy, parasitic myoma, uterine cancer and uterine sarcoma.
If you have been the victim of a defective medical product, contact personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Michael P. Fleming today for a free consultation.