Helping Victims of Medical Device and Prescription Drug Injuries Seek Compensation
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Emerson Scott, LLP helps victims of medical device and prescription drug injury, including Stryker hip replacements, Proton Pump Inhibitors, IVC Filters and drugs that cause blood clots, hair loss, kidney failure, or cancer that were not disclosed to patients.
If you or a loved one was injured by a medical device or prescription drug, our attorneys may be able to help.
Although medical devices and medications are intended to help patients, defective medical devices and drugs can cause severe, life-changing injury or even death. In some cases, manufacturers don’t take action until many individuals have been hurt by their products. While it is the responsibility of the Food and Drug Administration to recall medical devices and prescriptions that are unsafe for consumers, it can sometimes take years before a recall happens. In the meantime, many more individuals are hurt by the medication or medical device.
The extensive research required to ensure a medical product is completely safe for consumers is lengthy and expensive but is not flawless. Manufacturers and the FDA can overlook certain risks of products on the medical marketplace despite years of testing and analysis to bring a medical device or medication to consumers. When this happens, consumers can be injured, or even killed, by faulty medical products.
At Emerson Scott, LLP, we focus on helping victims of medical device or medication injury seek justice. Often, we focus on medical devices and prescriptions that may not have yet been recalled to help put an end to future injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a medication or medical device, you may have a claim that could not only help your family recover compensation but prevent similar injury from harming countless others.
We are accepting clients for the following cases but if you harmed by a medical device or prescription not listed below, please contact us to find out how we might be able to help you.
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Hip Replacement Attorney
Lawyers helping victims of Hip Replacement Recalls
Hip replacements were intended to last for a long time—but some patients with hip replacements quickly discovered these hip implants weren’t working they way they should. Stryker recalled a number of hip replacements, including Rejuvenate, ABG II and Accolade TMZF Stem, because of severe injury caused by fretting and corrosion of the hip replacement. Our Stryker hip replacement lawyers help individuals and their families who have suffered injury because of a Stryker hip replacement. We are also investigating claims related to other hip replacement injuries.
Fretting and corrosion both lead to tiny shards of metal from the hip replacement entering the patient’s tissues, bones and bloodstream. This can lead to metal poisoning, called metallosis, issue and bone death, called necrosis, allergic reactions to metal debris, and bone loss, called osteolysis. Other studies have shown that metal ions absorbed by the body can cause neurological and heart problems and damage to the lymphatic system.
Stryker issued a recall for numerous hip replacements they manufactured as well as other hip replacement manufacturers. If you believe you or your loved one had a Stryker hip replacement or other recalled hip replacement implanted, you may be at risk for severe complications due to device failure. Even if you are not suffering from conditions associated with the replacements’ failures, you may still have a claim.
Talcum Powder Cancer Attorney
Helping Cancer Victims caused by Talcum Powder
In recent court cases, talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer when used for feminine hygiene. Decades long use of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder may have caused ovarian cancer in multiple women. Women have made successful claims against the company for hiding the risks of using talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
Ovarian cancer is the 5th most deadly among women and causes more deaths than any other cancer in the female reproductive system. You may have increased the risk of ovarian cancer by using talcum powder for feminine hygiene with decades of use. If you or a lover one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had prolonged use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene, you may have a claim. Our talcum powder cancer lawyers may be able to help.
Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawyer
Kidney Failure Lawyers Helping victims of some of the most commonly prescribed medications for Acid Reflux and Gastrointestinal Conditions
Some of the most commonly prescribed medications for acid reflux are proton pump inhibitors, intended to reduce the body’s production of acid in the stomach to help control the cause of acid reflux and gastrointestinal conditions related to excessive acid. Research shows, however, that PPIs reduce the amount of acid throughout the entire body, which has been linked to other conditions and increased risk for certain problems.
The biggest risks associated with proton pump inhibitor drugs are kidney related problems, including kidney and renal failure. Patients who have taken PPI drugs over long periods of time, usually exceeding one year, may be particularly at risk for kidney problems because of PPI associated risks. There are other problems caused by PPIs as well. In particular, PPIs can cause a higher incidence of broken bones because of reduced calcium and B12 absorption in the stomach. Working with a PPI lawyer can help you seek compensation if you were injured by a PPI drug.
Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec and other similar drugs are all proton pump inhibitors and are often prescribed to help deal with acid reflux and other gastrointestinal conditions related to excessive stomach acid. If you have been taking one of drugs or another PPI for an extended period of time and had complications that resulted in kidney failure, you may have a claim. Our PPI attorneys may be able to help.
IVC Filter Lawyer
Blood Clot Attorneys helping victims of IVC Filters
IVC filters were implanted into patients to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs but patients may have been harmed by inferior vena cava filter implanted in the body in the vein above the kidney. IVC filters are meant to capture blood clots from the legs from reaching the heart or lungs as a temporary device to prevent complications from blood clots. Often IVCs were implanted in patients in emergency rooms where a patient might see the surgeon again to have the IVC removed at a later date. The longer the IVC stays in the body, the higher risk of failure. Our IVC filter attorneys work with victims of IVC filter injury.
When an IVC fails, device erosion, filter migration, clogging and perforation can lead to complications, including difficulty breathing, death, stroke, or other complications. To add to the problems caused by IVC, only about half of all IVC removal surgeries are successful. If you had one of these devices implanted in your body as part of a surgery, you may have a claim.
Hair Loss Lawyer
Helping victims of hair loss induced by prescription drugs seek compensation
Many drugs can cause hair loss in patients, ranging from cancer treating drugs to more common medications. Taxotere is particular is a chemotherapy drug that may cause permanent hair loss. If you have suffered hair loss because of a medication, our hair loss attorneys may be able to help.