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

Medical Implant Resources for El Paso 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 El Paso Office
3600 East Paisano
Bridge of the Americas, Building D, Room 101
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 872-4775 or Fax: (915) 872-4778

Hospitals in the El Paso Area that May be Involved in Implant Surgery

Sierra Medical Center
1625 Medical Center Drive
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 747-4000

Triumph Hospital El Paso
1740 Curie Drive
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 351-9044

University Medical Center of El Paso
4815 Alameda Avenue
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 521-7602

Las Palmas Medical Center
1801 North Oregon Street
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 521-1776

Mesa Hills Specialty Hospital
2311 North Oregon Street 5th Floor
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 545-1823

Physicians Hospital - East
1416 George Dieter
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 598-4240

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

El Paso Prime Home Health,LLC
4120 Rio Bravo Drive, Suite 210
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 219-4931
Avida Health Care, Inc.
2211 E. Missouri Avenue
El Paso, TX 79903
(915) 532-8432
Southern Homecare, Inc.
2267 Trawood Drive, Suite G3
El Paso, TX 79935
(915) 857-8573
La Familia Home Health, Inc.
1155 Westmorelane
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 591-7100


Medical implant injury law firms serve El Paso and surrounding cities

Serving clients throughout Western Texas, including Anthony, Belen, Borderland, Buena Vista, Buford, Butterfield, Canutillo, Chaparral, Clint, El Paso, Ft. Bliss, Horizon City, Loma Terrace, Prado Verde, Santa Martina, Socorro, Sparks, Vinton, Westway, and other communities in El Paso County.

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