Cases Investigated

Beasley Allen is currently investigating the following cases involving defective medical devices. However, our attorneys would like to investigate any claims of serious injury or death that may be the result of defective medical devices or drugs.

Retrievable IVC filter use down, but still high considering risks

August 16, 2017 - The use of retrievable inferior vena cava, or IVC, filters has fallen since the FDA issued a safety warning in 2010 about fracture and other adverse effects linked to the devices, but the... Read More

Lawsuits mount against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon over hernia mesh

April 13, 2017 - Physiomesh is used to repair hernias, or areas of weak muscle, in the abdomen. The mesh is attached to the abdominal wall to reinforce the wall and prevent the hernia from re-opening. Read More

Zimmer Biomet shoulder replacement system recalled due to excessive fracturing

April 6, 2017 - Zimmer issued the Class 1 Recall only after patients suffered from fractures in the humeral tray component. Read More

Retrievable IVC filters may migrate, fracture; number of lawsuits climbs

March 29, 2017 - Potential complications from retrievable IVC filters include device fracture, migration, and perforation of the inferior vena cava, which can lead to embolism, organ damage, and death. Read More

Zimmer Biomet recalls Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System due to excessive humeral tray fractures

February 21, 2017 - Zimmer Biomet has initiated a Class I Recall of its popular Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System due to an excessive number of fractures in the humeral tray component. Read More

Ethicon’s Physiomesh used in hernia repair linked to complications, higher incidence of surgical recurrence

December 9, 2016 - Intended for hernia repair, Physiomesh is a flexible polypropylene mesh designed to reinforce the abdominal wall, preventing future hernias from occurring. Read More

Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics hit with $1 billion verdict in third hip implant bellwether trial

December 1, 2016 - Texas jurors deliberated for less than a day before returning a verdict finding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit liable for injuries related to its Pinnacle metal-on-metal... Read More

J&J, Depuy Orthopedics hit with $497.6 million verdict for failure of metal-on-metal hip devices

March 17, 2016 - The metal-on-metal hip implant trial started on January 11, 2016, and took more than eight weeks before it concluded. Read More

FDA reclassifies transvaginal mesh as high-risk device

January 11, 2016 - As of Jan. 4, 2016, transvaginal mesh or TVM, has been reclassified by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) from a class II, moderate-risk, to a class III, high-risk device. Read More

Serious injuries, deaths linked to retrievable IVC filters

November 3, 2015 - More than 500 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of small wire devices called retrievable IVC filters. The devices have been implanted in... Read More

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