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A defective medical device lawyer could help you when you’ve been the victim of a faulty product. Although these devices have had positive effects for many people, some devices can still cause harm. For instance, many of these products can be fast tracked to the market if they’re similar enough to an older device. However, this can have some serious consequences to the health of those using them.

A case we dealt with in the past involved metal hip implants. Although they were similar to past implants, the company failed to realize that the product would cause friction. This lead to many people getting a form of heavy metal poisoning from metal shards rubbing off the device. With the help of a defective medical device lawyer, these patients were able to file a lawsuit together in what is called a mass tort.

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When you’ve decided to take your case to court you may want to consider your options when talking to a defective medical device lawyer. First, you must decided if you want to join a mass tort or file individually. There are pros and cons for both. If you file by yourself you will be going against a pharmaceutical company. This can be expensive to pursue and me harder to prove against a team of lawyers. Should you decide to join a mass tort you will not receive as much compensation but your odds of winning are greatly increased. 

Next, you should consider looking for a free consultation. Most lawyers will offer a consultation to help you figure out your options. Finally, if you decide to join a mass tort for your case, your lawyer will direct you on how to join and will guide you to the firm that is attempting one.

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Defective Medical Devices in 2020

If you have received a hernia mesh you may be in danger of some unintended side effects. The brands of hernia meshes that are currently under a mass tort are C. R. Bard Mesh products, Covidien Parietex, Atrium C-Qur, and Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Physiomesh. Some adverse symptoms you may have from this defective medical device is infection, seroma, fistula, bleeding, digestive problems, severe abdominal pain, and hernia occurrence.

Physiomesh has been associated with
severe tearing, infections, and internal scarring. If you have been affected by Physiomesh you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries when you contact a mass tort lawyer.

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When you have a medical device implanted into your body and causes you severe injury, it’s a defective medical device. For instance, a line of metal hips were used for hip replacements only to be discovered later that the metal was breaking down in the patients body causing metal poisoning.

There are two ways that a defective medical device goes to court. One way is through a mass tort. This means that multiple people have been injured by the negligence of a medical device company and they join up for a larger lawsuit. The other way is medical malpractice. For instance, if a doctor is responsible for installing a medical device and does so in a negligent way that causes you injury.

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