Each year millions of patients rely on medical devices for everything from hip and knee replacement to birth control and smoking cessation. In addition to traditional orthopedic prosthetics used in surgery, many medical devices now offer long-term drug delivery that replaces the need for daily medication.
While the majority of these devices are safe and effective, some have caused patients serious injury or death from side effects not disclosed by manufacturers.
The DrugRisk.com Resource Center is committed to providing patients with the latest information on research, side effects, warnings, recalls and legal action related to medical devices.
In just the past five years, warnings have been issued for hip implants, contraceptive rings, IUDs and knee implants for potentially severe side effects.
The once-a-month vaginal ring contraceptive NuvaRing has been linked to increased risks of blood clots, pulmonary embolism, stroke and DVT.
In July 2012, Stryker Orthopedics recalled its Rejuvenate & ABG hip implant devices after testing showed metal component wear could release metal shavings into the body.
The Mirena IUD contraceptive implant has been associated with puncture, perforation and infection of the uterus in many women. The device maker, Bayer, now faces thousands of lawsuits from those injured.
In 2010, the FDA recalled the DePuy ASR Hip Implants after studies revealed metal shavings from these devices could cause serious conditions of metallic poisoning.
Each product section contains more information on the research, side effects, safety warnings and legal action related to that medical device. If you or a loved one have been affected by any of these defective devices, contact us today to learn your legal options.
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