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Defective Medical Devices

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Medical devices help many people live longer, more productive lives. Unfortunately, some of these devices can cause serious harm to the people who rely on them. Were you or a loved one injured or experience adverse side effects? Do you need an Ohio dangerous medical device lawyer? Take action. Call Gervelis Law Firm and get justice for your personal injury.

We know how the legal system works, and we're prepared to help you win your case.

What is a defective medical device?

There many reasons why a medical device might be considered defective or dangerous. Sometimes, it's because the medical device has a design flaw. Other times, it's because the device was damaged or implanted or fitted incorrectly.

The following devices have been linked to serious side effects:

  • Transvaginal mesh
  • Knee replacement systems (including Zimmer knee implants)
  • Hip replacement systems (including DePuy hip implants, Stryker hip implants and Zimmer hip implants)
  • Defective pacemakers
  • Defective heart stents

How can Gervelis Law Firm help me with my defective medical device claim?

When you have an experienced defective medical device attorney handling your case, you can dictate what happens. Instead of large corporations or insurance providers telling you what to do, you can put experience and resources to work for you and demand the compensation you need to get your life back on track.


Transvaginal mesh

Medical issues such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can develop later in life when abdominal and pelvic muscles weaken or, in some cases, after childbirth. The primary concern with these conditions is that the organs of the pelvic region no longer stay in place and can sag, putting unnecessary stress on them.

One of the more popular methods for repairing these conditions in recent years has been the use of a transvaginal mesh, sometimes referred to as a bladder sling. While these devices have proven to be effective at holding the intended organs in place, they have also caused many other medical issues, including the erosion of the mesh that can result in re-prolapse, infections, injuries to the bladder and other pelvic organs.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury associated with the use of a transvaginal mesh, you may have a grounds for a legitimate transvaginal mesh claims. However, it's important to understand that these cases can be extremely complicated. That's why it's critical that you obtain a skilled Ohio transvaginal mesh attorney.

At Gervelis Law Firm, we are actively reviewing cases involving health complications that could be related to the use of defective transvaginal mesh products. Common symptoms that could indicate an injury include persistent pain, incontinence, urinary problems and vaginal bleeding. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our firm immediately.

Some of the brands that have been the focus of recent litigation include the following:

  • Boston Scientific Uphold and Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kits
  • Bard Avaulta Pelvic Floor Repair Systems
  • Gynecare Prolift Anterior, Posterior, and Total Pelvic Floor Repair Systems
  • American Medical Systems Apogee, Perigee and Elevate Prolapse Repair Systems

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