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We Handle Defective Medical Device Claims in Portland and Throughout Oregon

Medical devices can cause complications, and we know how to determine if your injury was caused by a defective medical device. An implant, a prosthetic or other device used in surgery or to treat your condition could have failed for a number of reasons. In the end, it was defective and may have caused serious injuries and damages. Our Portland, Oregon, law firm can help you discover exactly what went wrong, and we will determine if you have a case for legal recovery.

At Johnston Law Firm, P.C., we examine every defective medical device and orthopedic device case on an individual basis. Our personalized approach and our collaborative work with medical experts allow us to prepare cases that are thorough and precise. We can help you determine if the stint or catheter implanted during your surgery is the cause of complications and what damages it may have caused. As defective medical devices lawyer, we keep informed of FDA recalls and the serious injuries that can result from negligence, including bone loss, severe pain, organ complications, heart attack, stroke, infection, paralysis, wrongful death and others.

We pursue our clients’ claims against medical device manufacturers small and large, including DePuy, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical and many others.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a defective medical device, it is vital to discuss your options in legal remedy with a highly qualified medical injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact The Johnston Law Firm today and schedule a free initial consultation. Our law firm will help you avoid common personal injury case mistakes.

Portland Medical Device Injury Attorney With You Until Full Resolution

We work efficiently and effectively on behalf of all our clients to seek full and fair compensation, remaining sensitive to each client’s particular needs, goals and situation. Defective medical devices can cause devastating injuries, preventing people from working and dramatically altering their lives, so compensation just for medical expenses is often not enough.

We seek the maximum compensation our clients deserve, including:

  • Previous and future medical expenses
  • In-home care/family member care costs
  • Disability coverage
  • Living expenses
  • Lost wages/future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Medical device manufacturers must be held accountable for irresponsible and negligent practices such as defective design, substandard manufacturing procedures and other product defects. Defective medical devices affect thousands of Americans each year, but we independently investigate each claim for our clients. Our in-depth examination of your claim can reveal the truth about injuries you sustained from any device, including stents, catheters, pacemakers, pumps, allografts, screws, plates, hip replacements, knee replacements, shoulder replacements and others.

Defective Hip Recall Cases

Four major manufacturers, DePuy, Zimmer, Wright and Biomet, have made hip implants for hip replacement surgery for several years. Despite the expertise these companies claim to have in the field complications do happen. Each company has experienced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls because of high failure rates. People across the United States have suffered painful, debilitating injuries and symptoms, including:

  • Severe pain in the hip, thigh, groin and/or lower back
  • Grinding sensations in the hip
  • Range of motion limitations
  • Fracture preceded by an audible pop or crack
  • Difficulty standing
  • Stiffness and difficulty performing activities

Brands of Defective Hip Replacements

DePuy Hip Implant Claims

The DePuy ASR Hip Replacement System has a high failure rate. Used in hip replacement surgeries since 2003, defective design and manufacturing has led to tissue damage and pseudo tumors in patients who have received the implants. A voluntary recall of the hip replacement system was issued by the company because the release of high levels of metal ions associated with the defective implant was linked to the serious injuries.

Zimmer Hip Replacement Recall

Zimmer suspended sales of the Zimmer Durom Cup in July 2008 following reports that the defective cup failed to bond to many patients’ who were then required to go back into the hospital for painful surgery revision. The Zimmer Durom Cup recall can still be the basis for claims today.

Biomet Hip Recall

In 2007, Biomet recalled the Tibial Bearing ARCOM UHMWPE, sterile. Improper laser matching for size led to the hip replacement recall. In 2008, Biomet recalled another hip replacement implant called the Modular Microplasty Cup Inserter. This instrument was used for its hip prosthesis acetabular cup component, but the weld at the lock location could break under stress. These defective products were manufactured in January 1998, so if your hip replacement surgery took place after this time, your implant may have been included in the recall.

Wright Hip Recall

The Wright Profemur Total Hip System had a failure rate of 11.2 percent at an age of three years, according to data published in a 2009 annual report of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry.

According to the report, more than one of every nine people who received a Wright Profemur Total Hip System suffered debilitating problems within three years following surgery. Used in hip replacement surgeries since 2005, Wright is still distributing these defective hip replacements.

If you suspect that your hip replacement implant is included in any of these recalls, you should speak with your orthopedic surgeon to obtain more information about your surgery, and then speak with our law firm about your legal options.

Do not sign any documents for any of these companies, even if your doctor asks you to.

Seeking Full and Fair Compensation on Your Behalf

Defective hip replacements can cause severe injuries. If you have suffered pain or reduced range of motion preventing you from working, performing regular activities or even walking, we can help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve, including:

  • Previous and future medical expenses
  • In-home care/family member care costs
  • Disability coverage
  • Living expenses
  • Lost wages/future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
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The Johnston Law Firm will evaluate your case for free, and you will work with the same Portland medical device injury lawyer throughout your case. Call us at 503-546-3167 or fill out our FREE confidential case evaluation form on the bottom. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part, and all initial consultations are free of charge.

The Johnston Law Firm, LLC proudly represents clients in all cities and counties in Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas.

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