Defective Surgical Implants Can Be Serious and Even Deadly
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we help people who have been injured by defective products, including medical devices. Of all medical devices, those that are surgically implanted inside patients’ bodies have the greatest potential for causing serious injuries. Surgery always carries risks, as does implanting foreign objects inside the body—and when those objects are defective, severe complications can occur.
Types of surgical implants that can pose severe and potentially fatal risks to patients include:
- IVC filters—These small devices are implanted inside patients’ bloodstreams. They’re designed to catch fragments of blood clots that form in the lower body before they reach the heart or lungs. However, IVC filters are known to fracture or fail, putting patients at extreme risk of severe bleeding, organ perforation, and other internal injuries.
- Joint replacements—Defective joint replacements can cause a host of issues for affected patients, including pain, swelling, and reduced mobility. In some cases, they can even lead to serious infection, internal bleeding, and metallosis, a condition caused by the build-up of metallic particles in the body.
- Hernia mesh—Hernia mesh is used in a variety of surgical procedures, and it’s designed to hold and reinforce parts of the body. However, it’s also linked to serious complications due to defective design and materials, including bowel obstruction, organ perforation, and renal failure.
These are just a few of the dangerous and potentially deadly surgical implants that patients receive every day throughout the U.S. If you or someone you love was injured by a surgical implant, our defective medical product lawyers want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.