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Implant Recall Attorneys in Abilene, 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. Abilene 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 Abilene 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 an Abilene 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 an Abilene 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 Abilene 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. Abilene implant device injury lawyers will identify and pursue claims against all potentially liable parties.

Medical Implant Resources for Abilene 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 Ave., WO66-5429, Silver Spring, MD 20993
(800) 638-2041 or (301) 796-7100

FDA Abilene District Office
Building 50, 501 Felix Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76115
Phone: (817) 334-5218 or Fax: (817) 334-5642

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

Hendrick Medical Center
1900 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 670-2000

Acadia Abilene
4225 Woods Place, Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 698-6600

Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital Abilene, LP
6401 Director's Parkway, Abilene, TX 79606
(325) 691-1600

Abilene Regional Medical Center
6250 Highway 83/84
Abilene, TX 79606

Ambulatory Surgery Center
6399 Directors Parkway, Suite 100
Abilene, TX 79606

Abilene Community Outpatient Clinic
4225 Woods Place
Abilene, TX 79605

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

West Texas Rehab
4601 Hartford St.
Abilene, TX 79605
Todd D. Sage
1934 Hickory Street
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 670-6365
Big Country
Rehabilitation
1602 South Clack Street
Abilene, TX 79605
(325) 690-6669
Steps 2 Strides
1720 South Clack Street
Abilene, TX 79605
(325) 691-0923
Function First
241 Pine Street
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 665-4431
 
Deborah Light
1717 Pine Street
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 676-5633
New Heights
Physical Therapy
3777 Catclaw Drive
Abilene, TX 79606
(325) 695-0545
Becky R. Lentz
Licensed Massage Therapist
1165 Lytle Way
Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 201-0318


Medical implant injury law firms serve Abilene and surrounding cities

Serving clients throughout Central Texas, including Abilene, Albany, Anson, Avoca, Baird, Belle Plain, Big Spring, Breckenridge, Buffalo Gap, Clyde, Colorado City, Dyess AFB, Eastland, Eula, Goldsboro, Hamlin, Haskell, Hawley, Hawley - Noodle, Impact, Lawn, Lueders, Maryneal, McCaulley, Merkel, Moran, Nolan, Novice, Nugent, Ovalo, Potosi, Roby, Rotan, Roscoe, Snyder, Stamford, Sweetwater, Trent, Tuscola, Tye, Winters, Wylie and other communities in Taylor County and Jones County.

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