Defective Drugs and Devices
Medical devices and drugs that cause harm must be challenged. Consumers need an experienced advocate. Associate the unique expertise of The Law Office of David H. Williams for complex medical and product defect cases, including:
Defective Hips - Design issues can cause failure, fractures, loosening or corrosion at the stem junction; includes Wright, DePuy, Zimmer, Biomet, DJO/Encore, Omnilife Apec, Smith & Nephew
Pelvic Repair Surgical Mesh - Used to repair abdominal hernias and transvaginal prolapse, this material deteriorates and the fragments migrate. Manufacturers include: C.R. Bard, Ethicon/J&J, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Coloplast
IVC Filters - The device was meant to be put into patients if they have a serious risk of thrombotic event. The IVC Filter is not meant to be left in for a long period of time. Fractures, migration and perforation are much more likely if the device is left in more than 6 months. Manufacturers include: CR Bard and Cook Medical.
Gadolinium (such as OmniScan) - Used in contrast dyes during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), used in approximately 30% of scans, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Patients with pre-existing kidney conditions who receive a gadolinium-containing contrast agent during these scans are at risk for developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (MDL 1909 - resolved). New concerns regarding gadolinium is something known as gadolinium retention, gadolinium deposition disease, or gadolinium storage condition. Manufacturers include: GE Healthcare, Bracco Diagnostics, Mallinckrodt Inc, Berlex Labs
Prilosec©, Prevacid©, and Nexium© - These heartburn drugs can increase the risk for developing kidney disease.
Talc - A Sioux Falls, SD, federal jury in 2013 found that Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder was the cause for the development of a woman’s ovarian cancer. Studies showing a higher rate of the disease with talc use have typically found an increased risk of about 35 percent — which would put the odds at about one in 50. New information is trying to establish a potential link to mesothelioma via talc mined containing tremolite.