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Implant Recall Attorneys in Tyler, Texas

The FDA maintains a Twitter account and literally Tweets all recalled medical devices at this account: FDA Twitter Recall account Tweets all FDA recalls. Tyler recalled medical device lawyers are aware of the special Texas Rule of Evidence 407(b) pertaining to recall evidence being used at trial. If you are a victim of a dangerous medical device, contact an experienced Tyler medical implant injury attorney today for a consultation regarding your legal rights.

What Medical Implants Have been Recalled by the FDA?

DotCO, through the FDA, has provided a search bar below. Just put in the product to find the latest information on any medical device recalls.

What are the duties of a medical implant manufacturer regarding their products?

Simply stated, they need to make a safe product. If a device injures you and it is held unreasonably dangerous, Texas law allows you to recover medical expenses, therapy and treatment, lost income, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

Here are some items that have been litigated:

Defective Medical Devices & Implants1
Guidant ObTape Sling Curlin Painsmart
Pump
Contaminated
Heparin Syringes
Charité DePuy & Johnson & Johnson ASR Hip Implants*
Medtronic Duragesic Patch Pacemakers Shoulder Pain
Management Pump
Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Zimmer Hip Replacements
Calaxo Screw Inbone Total Ankle Implantable
Cardioverter Defibrillators
(ICDs)
Shelhigh Medical
Device Seizure
Stryker CMF Custom Cranial Implant Kits  
  1This list is by no means complete. If you or a family member has suffered a serious reaction or death due to a dangerous medical device, contact a Tyler medical implant recall attorney today.  

 

SPECIAL RECALL ALERT

Why is there a recall on the hip implant?

DePuy has collected and released data that suggests that 1 out of every 8 patients who received the ASR resurfacing device or the ASR total hip replacement were required to receive a revision surgery five years after they were implanted. A number of the revision surgeries were because of metal pieces wearing off of the ball and socket components over time as they rubbed against each other. Patients reacted in different ways – some did not cause problems, but for most patients, the microscopic particles collected fluid in the joint and the muscles around the joint causing damage to the muscles, bones and nerves surrounding the hip. Orthopedic specialists can do tests to find out if this is the source of a patient’s pain.

What are faulty hip implant symptoms?

Normal hip replacement surgery discomforts like swelling and difficulty walking are a few symptoms experienced by patients who had revision surgery, for example:

  1. Loosening: when the implant will not remain attached to the bone in the correct location;
  2. Fracture: where the bone surrounding the implant may have broke;
  3. Dislocation: when the two parts of the implant that rub against one another are no longer aligned

How Can You Determine if Your DePuy Hip Implant is the Subject of a Recall?

Contact a Tyler Depuy Hip Implant attorney today. They will contact:

  1. Your orthopedic surgeon that did the surgery to find out if you got an ASR hip implant; and
  2. Obtain your surgical records where the surgery was performed.

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Should I Contact DePuy?

Getting in touch with the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson can be done by calling toll-free from United States and Canada the DePuy ASR Help Line at 888-627-2677 Monday – Saturday between the hours of 8am - 9pm EST. However, it is advisable to furst retain an Depuy Implant Attorney in Tyler and let them contact DePuy.


Who may be Liable for a Medical Device Injury?

The designer, manufacturer, and, sometimes, the hospital or doctor involved in the actual implant. Tyler implant device injury lawyers will identify and pursue claims against all potentially liable parties.

Medical Implant Resources for Tyler Residents

 

FDA site for Defective Medical Devices & Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Consumer Reports recent May, 2012 report on Medical Implant Devices indicating most have never been tested.

MedWatch is an online system whereby consumers can report serious reactions and side effects from medications, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies. The FDA recommends consulting your doctor for help with filling out the forms.

FDA Contact Information
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue, WO66-5429
Silver Spring, MD 20993
(800) 638-2041 or (301) 796-7100

FDA  District Office
Dallas District (DAL-DO)
3310 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 253-5201

Hospitals in the Tyler Area that May be Involved in Implant Surgery

East Texas Specialty Hospital
1000 S. Beckham, 4th and 5th Floors
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 596-3000

Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital
3131 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 510-7000

Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, LTD.
1814 Roseland Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 525-3300

Mother Frances Hospital
800 East Dawson
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 593-8441

East Texas Medical Center
1000 South Beckham
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 535-6959

ETMC Rehabilitation Center
701 Olympic Plaza
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 596-3000

If you are having problems with a knee, shoulder or hip implant, you may need to go to physical therapy. In Tyler, Texas, these are just some locations for physical therapy:

Direct Rehab Med
906 East Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702‎
(903) 593-9999
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists
5407 New Copeland Road
Tyler, TX 75703‎
(903) 597-3386
East Texas Medical Center Rehabilitation
700-798,701-799 Olympic Plaza Circle 101
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 596-3000
Park Place Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
2450 East 5th Street
Tyler, TX 75701‎
(903) 592-6745
East Texas Center For Independent Living
4713 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX 75703‎
(903) 581-7542
Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital
3131 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX 75701‎
(903) 510-7000
Reunion Plaza Senior Care Center
1401 Rice Road
Tyler, TX 75703‎
(903) 561-6060
Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic
1212 Clinic Drive
Tyler, TX 75701‎
(903) 596-8858


Medical implant injury law firms serve Tyler and surrounding cities

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Don’t be a victim any longer. Contact a Smith County Medical Implant injury attorney today for 
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